Thanks to the expanding universe of augmented reality tools that are becoming increasingly available, everyone can live up to sleepy office meetings with in-depth computer systems.
Now a new 3D presentation sharing service for Magic Leap One with PowerPoint has its cross chairs (someone had to do it), jockeying to be the next big thing for corporate companies.
Read more: Magic Leap & # 39; s Helio App is the best window on the web available in Augmented Reality  The company is called Flow Immersive and its recently launched Flow Editor app lets anyone make web based interactive, 3D image presentations or "feeds" on a computer and then display them on any device. A trial version of the Flow Editor showed the public's appetite for their 3D presentations earlier this year.
To maximize the reach of the app, Flow Immersive vice president of product and business development, Michael DiBenigno, told Next Reality that the presentations can be viewed on a wide range of devices, including phones, tablets and computers.
But those who really want to enjoy the 3D aspect of the flows have to try it in virtual reality via VR headsets or in augmented reality through Magic Leap One, the interaction we tested today. To launch the app, users navigate to the Flow Editor site in a phone browser or through Magic Leap & # 39; s Helio web app.
Users select a feed and then click the "Enter XR" button to start 3D immersive slideshow. If you click on "Next", users will move to a new part of the data visualization in AR, or to a new image if they are on a handheld device or a portable browser, which DiBenigno calls the "scroll story" effect. Selecting one of the data points on the graphs is a way to see in more detail about the specific time.
Sending the feed to your colleague is as easy as using the Flow Editor publishing feature and sending the link, à la Google Docs. Alternatively, users can publish it on any website with a standard iframe HTML tag.
Flow Editor's current free version allows users to save content publicly, but the company also plans to offer a paid alternative to save immersive experiences privately. This feature also makes it possible to start the test on the market for a company version, which can offer additional services, such as web analytics.
The company has been developing company-focused immersive presentations in VR for a few years, mostly offering customized experiences for big companies like IBM and others.
Although we do not have confirmed numbers, Currently, the number of companies conducting meetings in AR seems small but growing. An existing AR app for meetings is Spatial, available for Hololens. Although that app is fairly new, it seems to attract a lot of interest because of its close connection to Microsoft. But Spatial, which can also be accessed from computers, also has a Magic Leap version in the works.
With regard to Flow Editor, its availability between devices ensures that the service reaches the widest possible number of business and consumer users and, following its Magic Leap integration, DiBenigno also expects to integrate Flow Editor into other AR headsets.
With each new AR meeting launch, we can only hope that meetings will eventually become smaller like The Office and much more like Star Wars .