Vision Hack hackathon wants to help expand the Apple Vision Pro's tiny app library

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Billed as the first global visionOS hackathon, Vision Hack aims to help developers produce apps and games, so Apple Vision Pro users will finally get their killer app.

Vision Hack, a global visionOS hackathon
Vision Hack, a global visionOS hackathon



One of the problems of new platforms like the Apple Vision Pro is an initial lack of apps. While that's a problem that can be solved with time, and by enabling iPad apps to work on the platform, a hackathon is planning to speed up the process.

Due to take place on September 13 to September 15, Vision Hack is an a bid to try and encourage development on visionOS. The event intends to have developers working together to rapidly create new apps.

Operating fully remotely and using both Spatial Personas and Discord, participants will have just 48 hours to collaborate on an idea. They then have to cobble together an app, ready to be shown off to judges after the development time concludes.

The hackathon is open to individuals or teams of up to five people, with a payable registration fee of $25. While it is intended to be fully remote, the organizers are open to public meetups of teams in cities around the world.

While there will be judging and prizes, details of the criteria and the prize list will be revealed in August.

Vision Hack is presented by Matt Hoerl of Beautiful Things and Cosmo Scharf of visionOS Dev Partners, as well as Brian Boyd Jr. The group has previously worked on VRLA, the world's largest VR expo, two Metaverse Hacks each with over half a million dollars in prizes, and a number of Series A XR startups.



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  • Reply 1 of 3
    22july201322july2013 Posts: 3,636member
    I would be very curious to see a popular, established game like World of Warcraft make a version that lets users use the Vision Pro in full VR mode, while casting spells by making gestures with their hands. For example, making two fists might mean cast the spell "Execute" for a warrior, while one fist and a flat hand might mean to cast "Hamstring." I can imagine at least a hundred possible hand gestures.

    On a similar tack, maybe an app can convert sign language into written or spoken words.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    mattinozmattinoz Posts: 2,388member
    I would be very curious to see a popular, established game like World of Warcraft make a version that lets users use the Vision Pro in full VR mode, while casting spells by making gestures with their hands. For example, making two fists might mean cast the spell "Execute" for a warrior, while one fist and a flat hand might mean to cast "Hamstring." I can imagine at least a hundred possible hand gestures.

    On a similar tack, maybe an app can convert sign language into written or spoken words.
    Image a popular AR/Vr game that teaches a global sign language by stealth.  🥷. That would be world changing. 

    Very excited to see what these events produce 
  • Reply 3 of 3
    I would be very curious to see a popular, established game like World of Warcraft make a version that lets users use the Vision Pro in full VR mode, while casting spells by making gestures with their hands. For example, making two fists might mean cast the spell "Execute" for a warrior, while one fist and a flat hand might mean to cast "Hamstring." I can imagine at least a hundred possible hand gestures.
    Why a popular and established game?  Other games already do this for other VR headsets:  https://store.steampowered.com/app/1103860/The_Wizards__Dark_Times_Brotherhood/
    edited July 7
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