Microsoft announces Expressive Pixels, a new Windows 10 app to get creative with emojis and LED displays

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Microsoft has launched a new Windows 10 app, "Expressive Pixels" focused on animated visualizations on Microsoft Store today. The new platform gives developers access to tools they need to create then display animations on LED devices.

"Microsoft Expressive Pixels provides rich authoring capabilities for users to make static images and animations that can be shared on LED displays and other digital devices such as a PC. It empowers people to create, express, connect, and share animated visualizations in their own unique way," the company explained.

Microsoft also highlighted today the availability of MakeCode integration, the company's learning platform for programmers, in this release for providing "additional entry points into programming devices." For those unfamiliar, it's a framework for creating interactive and engaging programming experiences for new developers.

"MakeCode devices can be connected to LED displays and integrated into new creations. Animations created in the Expressive Pixels app can be easily integrated within MakeCode programs by incorporating its Extension Package," Microsoft said today.

If you have some feedback you want to share on the new Microsoft Expressive Pixels platform, don't forget to provide your input on Microsoft Community Forum. Also, feel free to check out Microsoft's online Community Gallery for learning tips and tricks to create animated visualizations.

Expressive pixels
Expressive pixels
Developer: ‪Microsoft Research‬
Price: Free

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