Everyone’s talking about the HoloLens right now. So, naturally, I want to add my two cents as well. Over the past few days, I had the opportunity to try out the HoloLens twice. Now, I’d like to share my first impressions with you.
The iSense Structure Sensor is the first 3D sensor for mobile devices. It connects to an iPad or iPhone through the Lightning connector, or to any device with a standard USB port including PC, Mac and Android devices. The sensor gives mobile devices the ability to capture the world around them in three dimensions. It’s not a 3D scanner as is, it’s a device which gives developers the ability to use 3D depth data in their applications.
It’s Friday night and I’m chilling and barbecuing with friends, when I suddenly get a text message. Do I want to go to 15 Seconds Festival? Well, of course I do! This year, the festival previously known as Marketing Rockstars housed 3.000 people on 12.000m² They say it’s a festival for people who think ahead – a perfect fit for CodeFlügel, now we’re definitely going 😉
You probably know what these two words mean (if you’re interested in technology or follow our blog). Now, we thought it might be interesting to combine them and create something like an “augmented reality flight mode”. Thus, the concept for dronAR was born. But let’s be honest: we also had a lot of fun without the AR part.
The year is 2016. The scene is set in a well conditioned office cellar. Johnny is sitting in a chair, moving slightly. He is looking left, right, up and down. It may look like paranoia or neck aerobics, but make no mistake, it has a very technological reason: our protagonist is testing the new Oculus Rift.
Virtual Reality (short: VR) is a promise of comprehensive digitalization, which was initially given in the 1980s and has been waiting to be kept ever since. Thanks to the evolution in important key areas, such as the production of high resolution displays and the vast improvements in graphics performance or sensor technology, to name but a few, the results which can be achieved today are a veritable spectacle.
It’s been a little while since we blogged about how we made Unreal, an awesome 3D game engine, AR capable. However, in our world of „coffee-to-software-converters“, a little while can be an eternity and a lot has changed since our last blog. But it was a change for the better – let me show you why.
Yes, you guessed it, we’ve visited another trade fair recently – bauma 2016, the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery. Trade fairs are important for business and even more so, if a fair is only organized every three years like bauma. One of our clients recently attended bauma 2016 in Munich with an AR app we developed for them. And since we care about our customers, we also care about their success at trade shows. So to be sure everything would work smoothly, we accompanied them.
This is Mark and Mark is a STEVE. Um, sure – you’ll be wondering, “What’s a STEVE and why is this one called Mark?” I will explain, but let’s take it one step at a time, because STEVE belongs to a very special species: he is a beautiful panorama viewer.