I was wondering if it is possible to use the Kinect SDK with Metro Style applications and if smartphone and tablets will have support for Kinect.
I think it is possible and someone has done it. But not directly on Metro UI as far as I known (April 4, 2012)
Kinect for Windows 7 SDK in June, 2011. So, we know that Microsoft is targeting to utilize Kinect for PC controlling. Since Windows 8 is more touch driven than any other previous release of Windows, it should be in their target to introduce Kinect as one of the Windows 8 control device.
In addition, Metro UI has already been introduced on XBOX. We can see that Kinect works really well with XBOX Metro UI. Given that Kinect works well with Windows 7 and Metro UI on XBOX, it is not hard to imagine Kinect to work with
Windows 8. Especially we know that most of the
.Net 4.5 applications should still be working on the traditional desktop interface of Windows 8. (A video on youtube also demonstrated how they used Kinect on Windows 8 traditional desktop interface and Metro Application by using a service)
System.Datanamespace is absen - Rowland Shaw 2012-04-04 11:36
We've developed a project called "KinectMetroApp" that helps to use kinect to control Metro UI on Windows 8. Plz find below the post that describes the project.
Also, a recent article on channel 9 speaks about this Topic.