Sunday, June 19, 2011

The future of .NET starts today.

Microsoft has provide a Windows SDK for the Kinect, you can download it here http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/kinectsdk/.


Do you know what this means? It means that it is now possible for .NET developers to create the user interface that Tom Cruise used in the Minority Report.









To be honest, this was “possible” within hours from the date the Kinect was launched as hackers immediately found a way to gather the data captured from the device and started creating very clever applications that work with gestures, sound, video feed and so on. You can view some of these app’s here http://kinecthacks.net/. Microsoft has just made it official and provided a proper SDK with training material that is supported by them.


Now we (skilled .NET developers) have the necessary skills and means to build applications that can read the “raw data” captured by the Kinect and code an appropriate action. This can be the start of the Next Wave of User Interaction and the time to grab this opportunity is now.

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