Magic Leap maintains its content development community with the support of strategic investor and trading partner AT & T after the first developer conference is in the rearview mirror.
After accepting submissions until October 26, Magic Leap held its first mixed reality hackathon in San Francisco this weekend. The winners were announced on Sunday.
Among the 31 submissions, the judges selected three winners. The main winner won $ 5,000, the runner up $ 3,000, and third place secured $ 2,000.
The main winner was Lifescope, a platform vendor that visualizes users' online transactions and captured content. The company submitted XR Time Machine, an app that allows users to explore their digital timeline through WebXR.
"Lifescope is a tool to connect your services with an API of yours Individual users can decide which aspects of their lives they want to track and improve Everyone can set up their own" gallery ", a time machine portal, to his To re-live the past and retell its story, or project the future and test its concepts, "wrote developer William Collins-Broza in a Devpost describing the project.
"In our Unity experience we can switch between day and night, see the route of the day and jump in 360 degree videos of highlights of the journey. In our WebXR experience, you can do that Connect with any one Device, including Magic Leap, and go through the highlights of the journey through 360-degree time-lapse. "
Coming in Sec Dodgy was Intergalactic Augmented Reality Circus. Developed by a former circus juggler, the experience presents users with a cosmic circus about interactive 3D content in the user's space.
"This project uses Augmented Reality to enhance a live story-based circus performance, what is reality and what is augmented to watch as the circus show features spaceships, interdimensional portals, asteroids, robots, machines, lightning and much more Interacting more, you will merge together, "said creator Andrew Towl, who created the 3D content and animations with Blender, Unity and Vuforia the AR experience.
Third place was Magic Ideation, an interactive space-ideation tool that blends the tactile canvas of a whiteboard with the multimedia capabilities of a desktop PC and a mobile device.
"Our Mixed Reality Ideation tool combines the merits of both traditional means and takes it to a new level," said Victor Yunqi Hu in a Devpost describing the project. "First, it provides users with an infinite screen that allows ideas to be created and displayed anywhere in the room, users can create notes between notes, and organize ideas in various media formats to create a map of ideas and efficient ideas through a range of intuitive ideas Spatial Interactions with Different Input Sources – Later on, the way is clear for revolutionary, remote collaborative brainstorming. "
It's difficult to judge remotely without first-hand experience of apps, but also hard announce any of these prototypes as potential "killer apps" for the platform. Is the event a failure? Barely.
Since engaging AT & T as the exclusive retailer for Magic Leap's first consumer-focused device (whenever it arrives), the company has a vested interest in further expanding the Magic Leap development community. As an Internet Service Provider, AT & T also benefits from the consumption of future AR apps that require 5G speeds to drive high-quality, low-latency 3D content. Therefore, AT & T sees Magic Leap as another media company portal that effectively displays more screens for its Direct TV Now service (and I'm pretty sure the company expects a ROI for Magic Leap
Being one of the keys to Magic Leap's success for indie developers, so updating the developer community with a new platform can expand the pipeline of potential apps and experiences over the coming months and years, and for a company like AT & T $ 10,000 in cash prizes are pocket money, especially if you do not want to uncover the next Angry Birds, but rather as a catalyst for developers to think about what "Spatial Computing" is and is about give them some experience working with the new paradigm.
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