Magic Leap has just updated its developer documentation with a host of new details and photos, and shares more details about how the company's Lumin OS will look like their future Magic Leap One device.
It's basically a big heaping of nitty-gritty details, but we also get a more prescient view of how Magic Leap sees interactions with the product's appearance and the instructions that developers are encouraged to move into. Please note that the bats as these gifs / pictures appear to be spot-ups or screenshots instead of images shot directly through Magic Leap tech.
Ok, first, this is what the Magic Leap One start screen seems to look like, it's worth noting that Magic Leap seems to have something of itself creating apps on the device, which was totally expected , but they have not discussed much about.
Also worth noting is that the Magic Leap operating system looks very similar to most other operating systems, they seem to be well aware that flat interface is easier to navigate so you will not engage deal with 3D assets just to do it.
Here's a look at a media gallery app on Magic Leap One.
Here you will see an avatar system.
The company appears to distinguish between two basic app types for developers: discouraging apps and landscape programs. Landscape devices like what you see in the image above appear to be Magic Leap's version of 2D, where the interfaces are generally flat, but have a bit depth and live in a box called prism that fits spatially into circumstances. It appears that you will be able to have more of those running at the same time.
Immersive apps, on the other hand, like this game title, Dr . Grordbort – as Magic Leap has plagued for years – responds to the geometry of the room you are in and is therefore called a disappointing app.
Here is a video of a
Moving beyond apps, the company also had a great deal sharing how to interact with what's happening in the headset.
We took a look at some hand controls and what might look like.
When it comes to text input, an area where AR / VR systems have had some struggles, it seems that you have an appropriate amount of options. Magic Leap has an accompanying smartphone app that you can enter, you can connect a Bluetooth keyboard, and it will also be a dashboard keyboard with dictation features.
One of the great highlights of Magic Leap Tech is that you will be able to share the perspectives of these apps in a multiplayer experience that we now know is called casting, apps that use this feature will only have one button that you can tap to share an experience with a contact. No details about how the setup process for this looks beyond that though.
They are probably the most interesting insights, although there are many other things in the Creator Portal, but here are some other pictures to keep you going.
It seems that the startup is finally ready to showcase something. The company says that the unit will start shipping this summer and is already in development handles. Based on what Magic Leap has shown here, the interface looks like it will feel very familiar as opposed to any other AR interface that has assumed a rather heavy-handed futuristic look.