Kinect Hacked To Work With iPhone, WP7 Be Damned [Videos]

We told you last week about Microsoft’s press conference at Mobile World Congress where the Redmond outfit showed off its upcoming integration between Windows Phone 7 and the Xbox Kinect.


Microsoft showed off a video of a chap playing Rally Ball – a game where a Kinect player has to hit flying balls with their body. The integration with WP7 comes where a phone can be used to actually control the balls being thrown. All very exciting, if fairly pointless. If only we could do the same with our iPhones…

This is where the guys at Supertouch come in. Now thanks to some wizard-like Kinect hackery, it is now possible to play a game very similar to Rally Ball but with an iPhone and iPad being used as the accessories. It’s not quite as flash as the WP7 integration but for a 1.0 hack it’s very impressive stuff. Check out the video for the scoop.

We still question the long-term appeal of such a game and/or mobile integration, but the fact that it’s even possible could open up a world of possibilities for the future.

Thanks to Engadget for the heads-up.

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