Along with the HoloLens Development Edition hardware, Microsoft is also shipping some great software experiences along with it. They have built few experiences that are unique to HoloLens.
One of them is HoloStudio which allows people to easily create 3D in 3D – at real-world scale. Microsoft is even hoping that this app will allow any developer to envision and create the holograms they need for their own applications without any 3D modeling software. In addition to that, HoloStudio also demonstrates how to use the HoloLens interaction model of gaze, gesture, and voice for developers. HoloStudio includes integration with OneDrive, and easily exports to 3D print or Sketchfab.
The second app is called HoloTour which allows people to transport to a different location and experience it like they are really there. In the development edition of HoloLens, you see high-resolution 360-degree panoramic displays of places like Rome and Machu Picchu. HoloTour allows you to enjoy a virtual trip by actually walking around the location and get up close to objects while remaining untethered from a PC, phone or other device.
HoloTour is also a showcase for the spatial sound capabilities of this platform. When you are walking around Rome, the sounds of the city surround you – just like you were actually there. It is incredibly realistic and has to be heard to be believed.