The first beta of ColorViz for Windows Phone 7 Mango is available as a zipped xap file.
ColorViz is an augmented reality application that helps red/green colorblind people distinguish colors in the environment around them. It does this two ways: 1) by providing RGB values (and in the future, color names), and 2) by applying some processing live video with some algorithms I wrote.
I hope to integrate more features very soon, but the app is totally useful as-is. I use it daily to help me with colors.
Feedback is always appreciated, especially from my colorblind brothers!
- A Windows Phone running the latest developer build of Mango.
- The ability to sideload xap files.
- Normal mode does not automatically resume after you switch out of the app. Temporary workaround is to tap the “Normal” button. Sorry, I’ve only been programming WP7 for a week and I’ve been learning as I’m going.
- Framerates are okay, but could be better. I’m hoping that WP7 has something similar to Core Video on iOS and that I can offload more of the image processing onto the GPU.
- I’ve only been able to test it on a single HTC Surround. It may cause your Samsung Focus to blow up. Let me know.