PC technology is rapidly evolving beyond what we’ve known for 30 years. The mouse and keyboard are no longer the only ways to interact with applications. To support further advances in this exciting field, Intel has released the Perceptual Computing SDK, a free framework developers can use for their applications.
Last week, our Challengers submitted the final version of their perceptual computing apps to the judges, and this week, it was testing time. Our judges took on the task of putting each project through its paces, and wrote up their first thoughts on each and every one – in addition to general thoughts on the Challenge and the future of perceptual computing. Are there clear winners for our judges? Not quite yet, and the final verdict won’t be in until next week when we announce the winners on April 24. Here’s what our judges had to say after their initial testing periods:
This was the last week for our Challengers in the Ultimate Coder Contest: Going Perceptual to work on their apps and write up their last blog posting. The work for judges is only just beginning, as they receive the finished apps this week and begin the job of determining which app is the Ultimate in displaying perceptual computing technology. Here’s a recap of what our challengers and judges have been up to in Week 7:
At GDC 2013, Ultrabook Community Manager Bob Duffy sat down with Chris Allen, president and co-founder of Infrared5 and one of the Challengers in the Ultimate Coder Challenge: Going Perceptual contest. The Infrared5/Brass Monkey team was at GDC to show off the latest version of their game, Kiwi Catapult Revenge, as well as present on perceptual computing at the GDC Theater and interact with their fellow challengers and judges.
As this is the final post, I'm not going to be showing code here. What I've been concentrating on since last week is tightening up on the application, testing it, and coping with those funny little niggles. I thought, instead, that I'd talk about what this contest has taught me and what I see happening from here on.