Microsoft Wants To Build Your HoloLens App

Microsoft Wants To Build Your HoloLens App

Microsoft has launched a competition where you can share your ideas of what apps you want to see created for the HoloLens. The vendor is picking three ideas from the public and will turn them into apps for its augmented reality headset. As a bonus, Microsoft will be open sourcing the codes for the final products. Here’s how you can enter.

For those who don’t know what HoloLens is, it’s Microsoft’s augmented reality device that lets you interact with holograms while you’re wearing it. There are a wealth of possibilities for the HoloLens, both in the business and consumer space.

The HoloLens has yet to be released to the public but there are already companies and developers that are gearing up to testing the device (although, at $3000 per device, it’s not cheap). Now Microsoft is keen to source ideas from the public to build apps for the HoloLens before its official release.

According to Microsoft:

“The three most viable ideas — as reviewed by our development team — will be put up for a final vote on Twitter. The winning idea will be created by our experienced HoloLens development team of designers, artists, and developers. You’ll be part of weekly build reviews, Q&A sessions, and more. Take a front row seat to see how it comes to life.   … Once we’re done, we’ll open source the code so the HoloLens community can start building from it.”

At the time this article was published, there were under 250 ideas that have been submitted. You can share your vision for an app you want to see on the HoloLens, visit the Microsoft Studios website”>.

Competition closes on January 11.


  • An interactive hologram? I’d start with a virtual Rubik’s Cube.
    This lets people figure out how to move it around, look at all the sides, as well as interacting [to rotate the sides].

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