Today Microsoft released a big update for the Microsoft Band which added an on-screen keyboard, new Bike app and new ways to read your messages and email. Microsoft have also released a SDK for the Band so developers can now officially create Microsoft Band apps. Developers have already been making some great apps for the Band using unofficial APIs but the new SDK has access to the sensors and the Band UI so there are more options to expand the functionality of the Band. The SDK has access to all the sensors that come with the band and also create new Tiles that run on the Band.

There is a SDK for Windows Phone and Android with iOS support coming soon. I can’t wait to see what developers come up with!


Extend the experience of your application to your users’ wrists via a new dimension of interaction. Create an app that can send UI content to the band, keeping users engaged when they’re in motion. Your app can also receive data directly from the band sensors, giving your users more reasons to interact with it. Create a personalized, data-rich, custom experience and enhanced scenarios that will engage users in ways only possible with Microsoft Band.

Band SDK Preview for Windows Phone


Sample code

Band SDK Preview for Android


Sample code

Band SDK Preview for iOS

(coming soon)

Additional resources


Experience design guidelines

Release notes

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