Augmented reality is possible on Windows Phone 7 (with native app access)

While we believe Microsoft themselves will enable the APIs to access the camera for third party apps, rooting the device as seen days ago allows developers to do it now. In turn, so called augmented reality apps are possible, if one can sideload an app written in native  code on their device.

In the case above, Clarity Consulting threw together this demo app written Silverlight to show off the potential Windows Phone 7 and AR can have together.

Lets hope that Microsoft, busy as they are, can get around to delivering the goods sooner than later. Otherwise, rooted devices, here we come! Seriously, I need some Star Wars Falcon Gunner nao.

Source: Clarity Consulting; via iStartedSomething

Daniel Rubino
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

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  • i wonder how feasible it would be to create a tag that could be easily read off of a face. GITS fans should know where i'm going with this. :)