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Posted by Larry Yang, Product Manager, Project Tango
Over the past year, we put Project Tango Tablet Development Kits in the hands of thousands of developers and challenged them to create unique augmented reality (AR) experiences that allowed users to explore their physical space. With your creativity, enthusiasm and investment, the ecosystem has grown substantially with hundreds of fun and useful Project Tango-enabled apps already available on Google Play.
Today, we’re excited to announce the winners of the Project Tango App Contest. An extremely competitive contest that started with 190 original submissions, the three category winners were selected from our expert panel of judges and received a cash prize of $4,096 each, while the developer community voted for the “Best Overall” app for the grand prize of $8,192.
Category: “Best Overall”
WeR Cubed Tango by WeR VR: In WeR Cubed, players utilize the motion tracking capabilities of the Project Tango to make their way through several challenging levels of 3D puzzles.
Ghostly Mansion by Cyron Software: Upon your death, you became a ghost, your spirit imprisoned inside the many rooms of your mansion. To finally be at peace, you must unravel the mystery of your death, using your “Ghostly Will” and the Project Tango device to find the necessary clues.
by DotProduct LLC: Phi.3D for Tango lets you capture dense 3D models in real-time from your mobile device. It also offers professional features such as global scene optimization, precise measurements, setting coordinate systems, appending to existing data etc.
InnAR Wars by FLARB: Two players battle for domination over an asteroid field scattered with uninhabited planetoids. Walk around your room hunting for the opponent's bases and send attack ships to destroy them.
We hope these applications inspire you to build amazing apps that leverage Project Tango's core technologies: motion tracking, area learning, and depth perception.
In the coming weeks, we will also offer a 50 percent limited-time discount on a single Project Tango Tablet Development Kit sold on the Google Store. Keep an eye out on our Google+ community for an update on the sale.
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