GearBox showed an early version of an iPhone app that control a robotic ball. GearBox opened APIs to help developers build games which involve players controlling a real robotic ball with their phones. For instance: “» Curling – Where you would physically roll the ball with your hand and then do the brush with your finger on your phone to try and hit a target. » Ambient Data – While ball is sitting in its charger you could map the LEDs in it to different things. If you get an email it could glow red. If you get a Facebook message, it glows blue. Or weather…. if it’s cold out it turns blue, warm it’s red, high chance of rain/snow it’s green.”
“GearBox has created a robotic ball which’s controlled via smartphone. Apps can be built on smartphone via a simple API which requires minimal coding. Early apps include “Sumo,” where two people attempt to knock each other off of a table, “Golf,” where you swipe phone to shoot the ball at the hole, and “Kittens,” in which users can earn points by playing with their cat and causing certain interactions,” Don Dodge said.
The video below is just a very early prototype….
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