Last month, Microsoft announced the Project Rome SDK for Android which would increase user engagement by providing experiences that would blur the lines between consumers and their devices, irrespective of the latter's operating system or form factor.
Now, in the first update to the SDK since launch, Microsoft has introduced support for app services in Project Rome.
App services allow apps to offer services which will allow other applications to connect with them. Previously, Project Rome only allowed Android devices to send a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) to a Windows device. With the latest update, connecting between Android and Windows devices has been made easier.
To illustrate this scenario in a way that is understandable to a layman, the company has detailed a scenario in which an app developer can integrate Project Rome's capabilities within their app to messaging between devices. For example, by harnessing the functionalities of this SDK, a developer will be able to use their Android phone to control the music app running on their Xbox.
Microsoft has also provided code samples that will allow developers to take advantage of app services. The company says that:
The power of the Project Rome platform is centered around connecting devices (both Windows and Android). With the introduction of app services functionality into the Android SDK, we continue to provide the tools developers need to create highly compelling experiences.
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