So you don’t have a Windows Phone 7 device yet and, you’re developing a new app which uses an accelerometer. The accelKit from Tainicom runs applications which use the accelerometer, and displays them on a augmented Windows Phone 7. This is really useful because the standard Windows Phone 7 emulator doesn’t incorporate the accelerometer that well. Here is a cool video demo:
1. The first step is to visit the website and download the core emulator. If you want, you can also download some examples to get you started with the emulator.
2. The second step is to print out the piece of paper which is used for augmented reality, and tape it to a piece of cardboard. It gives you the option of using either a 4.0 inch screen or a 3.7 inch screen but I highly recommend you use the bigger one.
3. The final step is to run the executable, and plug your app into the emulator. Unfortunately, you can’t actually use the touchscreen with your fingers, but you can control the app via your computer, and results will appear in augmented reality.
So there you have it, a simple Windows Phone 7 augmented reality app. Pretty cool right? The best part about this application is that it’s free, so really give some love to the developer. As Steve Ballmer says, Developers! Developers! Developers!