First look at new apps for Microsoft’s HoloLens
Microsoft has allowed staff working on apps for its augmented or "mixed" reality HoloLens headset to begin showcasing prototypes of their work on Twitter. Developers have been using the hashtag #MadeWithHoloLens to share short videos of what's possible when building for the headset.
Notable examples demonstrated employees using the HoloLens to create floating virtual screens for running applications such as a Halo 5 (streaming from an Xbox One), Netflix, Candy Crush, and YouTube.
Other videos showed "holographic" objects interacting with real world surfaces.
— Noble Smith (@ShireWisdom) November 30, 2015
— Andrea Chang (@TheSparkly) November 28, 2015
— Noble Smith (@ShireWisdom) November 29, 2015
The #MadeWithHoloLens videos coincide with the launch of a contest fielding ideas for HoloLens apps. The winning idea will be made into a working app by Microsoft's internal HoloLens team. Idea submission will close on January 11, 2016.