+ Thursday June 20th, 2019

Each year, Google runs a pin chase at Mobile World Congress that sees attendees visit Android partners’ stands to pick up pins and complete sets. Each year, those partners have to come up with new ways to keep pin chasers at their stands to hear their messages.

This year, Qualcomm made us dance.

On their booth, Qualcomm has a nondescript phone attached to a tripod holding it up and facing forward. It’s running a Chinese dance game from Tencent that uses the device’s front-facing camera to watch your movements and make you emulate an on-screen figure’s dance moves – which is actually pretty damn clever.

It’s Dance Dance Revolution for mobile, and the results are both hilarious and embarrassing.

Take it away, Chris:

Here’s me in Instagram Boomerang form:

Dan didn’t escape, but we didn’t catch his effort on camera.

The result of our efforts? A shiny pin.

Because of the way the pin chase works, with a second set of pins up for grabs on the second day of the show, we need to do it all over again today.

We’ll make sure we get Dan on video 😉

Jason Murray   Assistant Editor

Jason Murray

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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Byron Croft (byftpup)
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Really? You’re over there having fun… *LOL* MORE video’s and higher scores are expected…

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It may be pretty damn clever but it’s already been done by Ubisoft with their Just Dance series.

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