There is no denying that the Kinect is a revolutionary device. Even as I typed that, I realized that I was preaching to the choir. But I can’t keep myself from gushing about all the amazing things that ingenious and imaginative people out there have done to turn the Kinect into more than just a gaming add-on for the Xbox 360. Now, as we look to the Kinect’s future, one thing that the community should perhaps consider is the viability of having an all-in-one platform that could make Kinect-based projects much more easier to develop and launch.
Enter Motion Nexus:
“The Motion Nexus Platform for Kinect applications is a first-of-its-kind managed cloud platform that makes it infinitely easier to develop, deploy, manage and run Kinect applications in the cloud. Using the Motion Nexus platform and tools, developers can build and deploy Kinect applications to the desktop, websites or Facebook within minutes. The Motion Nexus platform is an end-to-end platform that abstracts the complexities of developing, hosting and managing Kinect applications in the cloud for developers thereby enabling developers to spend more time developing innovative and exciting applications, accelerating their time-to-market and enabling them to reach broader audiences (websites, Facebook).”
What Motion Nexus is offering is a possible way to take all these KinectHacks out of workshops and garages and turn them into something that other people can enjoy and benefit from. So if you’re a KinectHacker looking for a way to reach a wider audience, this may be something worth looking into.
Check out their website for more details on the all-in-one Kinect platform.