Wacom Device Kit
Use the Wacom Device Kit APIs and SDKs to add support for Wacom pen tablets, pen displays and similar products to your application using a variety of low-level tools. No license key is required in your application, as the tools are free to use, although you must accept a license agreement to download and use the tools.
The SDKs provide the ability to use Wacom devices with your application by accessing raw pen and touch data.
The Wacom Device Kit includes SDKs supporting the following product lines:
The SDKs allow you to:
- Access raw pen and touch data from Wacom devices
- Integrate for free
- Work with specific operating systems
- Maintain full control of the storage and rendering of pen data
For detailed technical information, see our Wacom Device Kit developer documentation. To access sample code for building your digital ink apps from GitHub, see our Wacom Device Kit sample code. To access sample code to build your digital ink apps, see our Wacom Device Kit sample code on GitHub.
Wacom Ink SDK for “paper” devices
The Wacom Ink SDK for devices is called the Common Device Library (CDL) and allows you to integrate Wacom “paper” devices and third party inking devices into your applications. It supports:
- Wacom Smartpads (Folio, Slate)
- The “paper” feature of Intuos Pro Paper Edition
- Apple pencil on iPad Pro.
For future releases, support for other Wacom “paper” devices, as well as inking devices from other vendors, will be added. Depending on the device, platform-specific packages are provided for iOS, Android, Windows UWP/Desktop, and Web.
The Common Device Library (CDL) is designed as a library capable of handling different types of pen input devices. Besides Wacom “paper” Devices, third-party devices and touch input will be considered. There are several advantages of this concept:
- Less implementation effort for developers: integration of one library provides support for several pen input devices.
- Flexibility: non-Wacom devices are supported.
- CDL: has the option to receive RAW data from the device, allowing the developer to take full advantage of the WILL system to provide a high quality front-end and UI without sacrificing original data for internal / back-end usage.
- Smooth integration of WILL format in support of Wacom's ecosystem for digital ink and digital stationery.
For detailed technical information, see our Wacom Ink for Devices technical documentation and download the sample code.