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iPhone 3G S Compass + Accelerometer = Immersive 3D games!

06-20-2009, 10:49 PM
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iPhone 3G S Compass + Accelerometer = Immersive 3D games!

Here's a video I created with a pre-released/prototype version of AirCoaster 3D that shows what's possible with a device that has both a compass and an accelerometer (i.e. iPhone 3G S and probably iPod touch 3rd gen).

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Previously, with just the accelerometer, you can only do up/down. The compass lets you go all the way around.
06-20-2009, 10:52 PM
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06-20-2009, 11:43 PM
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Awesome!!! I cant wait to see some applications of this!! GJ!!

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06-20-2009, 11:47 PM
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Great use of the new hardware features. It will be great to see what devs like you come up with even though I won't be able to use them! No matter what it is a great step forward and brings a lot to the table.
06-20-2009, 11:52 PM
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This remind me to say...
Damn it! I just opened my new 2 nd gen touch. I will bet anything that a 3rd gen touch is right around the corner.

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06-21-2009, 12:03 AM
Looks pretty awesome =O but something about the graphics, like some FPS for me, gives me a headache if staring at it too long =(
06-21-2009, 12:07 AM
Games were the first thing I thought of when they announced the compass in the iPhone 3G S. I hope it comes to the 3rd Generation iPod Touch!

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06-21-2009, 01:14 AM
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I just upgraded my 1g touch to a 2g touch not too long ago... This sucks.... now I might have 3 iPod touches?
06-21-2009, 03:41 AM
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wow, that's pretty slick!
06-21-2009, 06:28 AM
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the compass really gives new possiblities, augmented reallity for example (though we might still have the forbidden sdk camera overlay problem -- see what apple changed in one of the next updates of 3.0) --

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