While Magic Leap World gets loads of fun apps for playing with Porgs, watching TV, and exploring the ocean depths, developers are also making a strong business model for Magic Leap One.
Cue BadVR, a Los The Angeles-based start-up was recently named one of the key founders of the NR30 Up & Coming AR for 2019. The company's new app, called SeeSignal, uses the spatial computing capabilities of Magic Leap One to enable network engineers to display signal strength data for mobile phones, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth in the physical environment.
The app displays network data as color-coded floating bars, with green, yellow, and red bars as default for the range of strong to weak signal strength (with an adjustment feature that allows color-blind users to adjust to their visible color gamut). Thanks to the Magic Leap One's hand tracking feature, SeeSignal users can grab those bars to see real-time data.
In addition, the device's handheld controller acts as a signal detector that points the user in the direction of Increased signal ranges and the ability to switch between signal types.
The idea for the app, which can now be downloaded through Magic Leap World, came from a recent AT & T hackathon.
"Since the hackathon was sponsored by AT & T, I thought it would be fun to do something with the visualization of mobile data," Borders said. "Immediately I came across viewing mobile coverage information, and as a team, we decided to create a rough version of an MVP for that purpose, and that's how SeeSignal was born."