Now that the first developer conference is in the backlight, Magic Leap continues to develop its content development community, this time using strategic investor and retail AT & T.
After accepting submissions through October 26, Magic Leap held his first Mixed Reality Hackathon in San Francisco this weekend, with winners announced on Sunday.
Among the 31 entries, the referee chose three winners, with the prize winner at $ 5,000, the runner up the $ 3000 and the third
The Grand Prize winner was Lifescope, the creator of a platform 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 for connecting your services to an API of you. People can choose which aspects of their lives to track and improve. From an individual data post, anyone can set up their own" gallery "a time machine portal for to relive his past and retell his story, or project the future and test his concepts, "wrote the developer William Collins-Broza in a Devpost describing the project.
"In our Unity experience, we can slide between day and night, see the route taken all day and jump into 360-degree videos of the highlights of the trip. In our WebXR experience, you can join any device, including Magic Leap, and walk around through highlights on the trip through time-extended 360 degree picture balls. "
Coming soon, Dr. Dodgy's Intergalactic Augmented Reality Circus. Developed by a former circus juggler, the experience presents users with a cosmic circus through interactive 3D content in the user's space.
"This project uses an enlarged reality to amplify a true live story-based circus performance. What's the reality and what's enhanced will be mixed up when you see that the circus show interacts with spacecraft, interdimensional portals, asteroids, robots, machines, flash and more, "the creator Andrew Towl, as hand-modeled 3D content and animations with Blender, with Unity and Vuforia, used to create the AR experience.
Third place winner was Magic Ideation, an interactive spatial ideation tool that mixes a whiteboard board with multimedia features on a desktop computer and mobile device.
"Our mixed reality-sharing tool combines the benefits of the two traditional ways and takes it to a new level," says Victor Yunqi Hu in a Devpost describing the project. "First, users provide an infinite cloth to create and display ideas in space in any way they like. Users can also create links between notes and organize ideas in different media formats to create a map of ideas through a set of intuitive and effective spatial interactions using different input sources. Furthermore, the line is for a revolutionary distant collaboration. "
Although it is hard to send them from the far end without experiencing apps in the first place, it is also hard to proclaim any of these prototypes as potential" killer apps "for the platform. So, does that event make a failure? Almost.
As AT & T is committed to being the exclusive retailer of Magic Leap's first consumer-focused device (when it comes), the company has an interest in helping grow in the Magic Leap development community. As an ISP, AT & T is also taking advantage of the consumption of future AR apps that need 5G speeds to drive high quality 3D content at low latency. Therefore, from AT & T's perspective, Magic Leap will act as another media business portal, which effectively represents more screens for its Direct TV Now service (and I'm pretty sure the company wants to see a return on its capital investment in Magic Leap).
In the end, content from indie developers will be one of the keys to Magic Leap's success so that the development community faster with a new platform will help increase the pipeline for potential apps and experiences over the next few months and years. And for a company like AT & T, $ 10,000 in cash prices is a trade change, especially when the target is not necessarily to detect the next Angry Birds, but rather to act as a catalyst for developers to start thinking about what "spatial data processing" is about and giving they have some experience working in the new paradigm.
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