Barely two days after the Kinect for Windows SDK beta was released, .NET developer Kevin Connolly has already successfully implemented a primitive but inspiring demo that hooks into the Windows 7 Flip 3D window management functionality, activated by gestures not from the ones used in the movie. Granted, it didn’t work perfectly, but Rome wasn’t built in a day either.
It’s funny to think just how much influence a movie nearly a decade old has had and is still having on natural user interfaces. Luckily for us, the movie was set in 2054 which means the Kinect for Windows SDK just gave us a 43-year head start. In the words of this developer, “imagine what we’ll see in a few months”.
Update: Follow along his YouTube channel for updates as he continues to refine the hack.