Augmented Reality used to simulate an accelerometer in Windows Phone 7 emulator

We have seen many creative approaches to implementing accelerometer input in windows phone 7, including using Wii remotes, but Nikos Kastellanos’s approach clearly takes the crown for the most innovative and unusual approach.

Using the ARToolkit, they implemented a method where a user will be able to hold a cardboard cut-out of a device with a special pattern in front of a webcam and see, on their screen, an apparently real device responding to their movements, running the code they had just written in the emulator.

Nikos from promise to release the software to developers soon.