Microsoft to Make New HoloLens Application Based on Users’ Ideas

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It seems that the American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, is considering developing new applications for the HoloLens headset, based on the users’ ideas. Don’t get them wrong, we’re sure that they are not running out of ideas, but they’ve understood that it’s good to develop some applications that the users are requesting.

So, if you have some ideas for some applications that Microsoft can develop for its HoloLens headset, here is your (probably only) chance. Microsoft said that “the HoloLens community has some spectacular ideas for how holographic computing will transform our world”.

You will be able to submit your augmenting reality ideas until January 11, 2016. After that, Microsoft will pick three ideas and one of them will be finally developed by them. The three “finalist” ideas will be posted on Twitter and the users will be able to vote for them. The idea which will get the most ideas will win and Microsoft will start working on developing the application based on that idea.

You can check the HoloLens ideas that have already been posted, by heading to the official Microsoft website (microsoftstudios.com/hololens/shareyouridea/ideas). We remind you that Microsoft has showcased the headset being used to play the Minecraft game on a physical tablet and to battle robot insects.

Microsoft has previously shown the headset being used to play Minecraft on a physical table. We remind you that Minecraft is currently owned by Microsoft after they’ve purchased Mojang, the developer and owner of Minecraft, for 2.5 billion dollars. With other words, Minecraft will most likely fully playable using HoloLens, but it will take some time until this device will be released for the public.

Microsoft will release the HoloLens developer kit for 3000 dollars in 2016. This will be released only for some developers that will work on creating applications for this headset. We’re not sure when a public version of the HoloLens will be released and how much it will cost, but we’re pretty sure that Microsoft will announce this sometime in 2016.

Sources: TechTimes and TheNextWeb.