tirsdag 2. juni 2009

XBox Natal - challenge to develop the first GIS app.

Repost fra: http://blog.eksplisitt.net/

Microsoft recently launched their new controller for the XBox 360 called Natal. The idea is similar to the Wii's eye and consists of movement tracking as interface to the XBox. The Natal looks pretty amazing, at least in the demo video. The software developer in my almost instantly thought of ideas to systems which could benefit from such interface, or at least be interesting to further examine. Map systems must be developed for this! Dragging, dropping, altering and jumping in Google Earth would be quite amazing. For more boring commercial application, the idea of a common (totally) virtual scribble board with the addition of a live video conference would be interesting to see.

I challenge thus, all developers which can, or have, got their hands on the XBox Natal and an application development kit to integrate (primarily) map systems and more advanced GIS's - as well as making commercial applications for this! Are you up for the challenge? Is there even an SDK (or similar) for this?

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