Microsoft’s Surface has always been an amazing piece of technology looking for cool consumer functionality to break it away from the corporate functions it’s currently locked to. Amnesia Razorfish are hoping to deliver that functionality with an iOS app that connects your iPhone or iPad to the Surface so you can seamlessly share content between devices.
As you can see from the video, the results are impressive, offering real time interaction without the need for special barcodes or tags on your phone. The app lets you copy content onto your iOS device from the Surface, or vice versa, as well as offering functions like X-ray vision – which is obviously dependent on the content in question.
It’s iOS only at the moment, but Amnesia Razorfish promise they’re working on Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7 versions as well for their clients.
In reality, this isn’t going to persuade someone to go and buy a Surface, but it will offer a stepping stone between the current business-centric Surface application and the inevitable day that we all start buying coffee table computers for the home.
I can’t wait for that day.