Secret Sauce Linking Xbox 360 Kinectimals and Windows Phone Is a QR Code

At a Seattle event, Microsoft demonstrated a way for Xbox 360 games like Kinectimals to share information with a Windows Phone handset. The connection uses a QR code that can be scanned by the handset and the Kinect.

Supposedly easy enough that a child could use it, the sync requires you to scan a QR code which opens the connection between the game and your phone. Once you're done modifying characters or even playing the game on your phone, you can easily sync the data back to the console by generating another QR code that is read by the Kinect accessory.


It's a little cumbersome relying on a QR code, but this is an early step in bringing the mobile phone and console together. Hopefully, this process can be automated so the transfer is done on the fly with little to no user intervention. [GeekWire via The Next Web]

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