Microsoft has already received more than 3,000 ideas apps for HoloLens
The creation of a solid app ecosystem is one of the most important keys to the success of augmented reality glasses Microsoft HoloLens. The launch of the commercial version of the device is still far away, but first the developers will be able to purchase a HoloLens in early 2016.
Earlier this month, Microsoft launched a new open project called Share Your Idea, in which anyone can share his bright idea applications for HoloLens. According to the latest news on the progress of the project, less than a week, the company gathered more than 3,000 ideas. Some of them along with some technical aspects related to developing applications for the HoloLens, the company said in its official blog. To see other ideas, and vote for your favorite here.
We must recognize that the wealth of imagination of the users who decided to take part in this initiative, is simply amazing. Ideas users start with a fairly «normal» projects, such as a virtual radio-controlled car or interactive exhibits for museums, and over other weird/creepy/questionable ideas, like the one which involves the use of HoloLens as a tool for communication with the virtual images of loved ones that are no longer with us.
The deadline for submission of ideas ends January 11. Of these, Microsoft will choose three ideas, but only one of them will be the winner. Its author will receive funding that will allow him to translate plans into reality.