Alex Kipman Talks About Developing Apps For HoloLens

Alex Kipman from HoloLens team discussed about developing for HoloLens in detail at Build. Watch the full video above. Here are the highlights of from the video below,

  • Developers who wants to develop for Windows Holographic will find it easier if they are familiar with Mobile 3D development.
  • All the APIs available on Windows 10 will also be available for HoloLens.
  • Skype has a specific app for HoloLens while other Office apps will appear in a 2D window.
  • HoloLens has a more powerful version of Kinect like sensor in it.
  • These sensors allows developers for Spatial mapping and environment understanding.
  • Developers won’t have access to all the sensors, but they will have access to specific APIs to make the experience consistent going forwards.
  • Microsoft has created a custom 2K/4K camera setup which has HoloLens attached to it. This setup is used in stage demos to demonstrate Holographic platform. We saw this at Build keynote and Windows event in January.
  • Cortana is part of HoloLens as well. Same speech engine is available for developers.
  • HoloLens has a mixed reality capture mode. This is enabled by a regular photo camera sensor and it allows anyone to record a video or take a photo of what they see on their HoloLens. And they can share it to others.

Source: Channel 9 via: Neowin

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