No glasses 3D app builds community on iPhone and iPad

Summary:

Florida based kode80 LLC has released HoloToy 1.05, the fifth update to its 3D motion tracking hologram technology app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. HoloToy works by distorting the 3D scenes displayed on screen in a way our brains would expect based on the current angle of the device. It presents a believable 3D scene that appears to extend right into the device itself. This update introduces a brand new game, hidden achievements and a community news section.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida - kode80 LLC is pleased to announce the release of HoloToy 1.05, the fifth update to its 3D motion tracking hologram technology app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This update introduces a brand new game, hidden achievements and a community news section.

With mobile devices being inherently connected, there is a great opportunity for developers to enable two way communication between themselves and their users from within their applications. One such developer that has recently taken this approach is Ben Hopkins of kode80 LLC adding a news section and user comment system to his HoloToy app. Ben had this to say "from the beginning HoloToy has been something of a collaborative affair between me and the users, I have welcomed the great number of thoughts and suggestions I have received, implementing many of them already in previous updates. Adding HoloToy news to the app has not only given me the ability to push information and videos to users from within the app but also the ability to foster conversation between myself and other users via the comments system. This has already resulted in users helping each other out with some of the trickier achievements".

The hologram-like HoloToy technology is inspired in part by a perspective trick that can be dated back to the fifteenth century. HoloToy works by distorting the 3D scenes displayed on screen in a way our brains would expect based on the current angle of the device, doing this in real time presents a believable interactive 3D experience that appears to extend right into the device itself. A similar technique was used in Johnny Chung Lee's famous Wii head tracking experiments.

"When I began working on HoloToy I was skeptical as to whether the results would be believable but after I had the initial prototype up and running I knew this was something I wanted to explore more," said Ben. Since its release HoloToy has grown to include many games, interactive 'toys' and scenes all employing the no glasses 3D technology and shows no sign of slowing down.

Device Requirements:

    <*>iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad <*>Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later <*>10.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:

HoloToy 1.05 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.

HoloToy 1.05 <442> http://www.kode80.com/iphone/holotoy

Purchase and Download <315> http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/holotoy/id360692282?mt=8

YouTube Video 1 <180> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bspdGeAvRng&fmt=18

YouTube Video 2 <131> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehJ4LDVum_M

YouTube Video 3 <106> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF8BCDeD7T4

App Icon <94> http://kode80.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/holotoyicon512.jpg

kode80 LLC was founded in 2009 by Ben Hopkins to provide software development services to clients around the world. Ben has been writing software for over 14 years on a variety of platforms ranging from game consoles to desktop to mobile. Copyright© 2009-2010 kode80 LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Benjamin Hopkins

Developer

kode80 LLC

561-302-4529

United States

ben@kode80.com


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