The company announced a technical preview of its Creator Portal and SDK at the 2018 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. These tools and resources, says the company, will be the first opportunity for creators to “dive into the world of spatial computing and explore the building blocks of this next generation of human-computer interaction on Magic Leap.”
The Creator Portal provides documents and resources for developers wanting to create AR app experiences for the headset. It includes tutorials, reference documentation for the API, sample assets, blog posts, and other resources designed to help developers get up and running with the device.
The Lumin SDK is designed for the company’s operating system, Lumin OS – reported to be a custom OS built from open source and Linux components. A forthcoming Magic Leap app store – called Magic Leap World – will be a marketplace for developers to distribute their apps to Magic Leap users, provide content to end users, and reportedly help development teams collaborate on content ahead of their app’s launch.
The company also announced that developers can now download Technical Preview builds of Unreal Engine 4 or Unity to explore spatial computing on the Magic Leap platform. Teaming up with the world’s leading 3D engine providers, says the company, opens a clear pathway to creating on the Magic Leap platform and puts spatial computing development within reach for developers familiar with these engines.
Magic Leap finally unveiled its long-awaited Magic Leap One, Creator Edition augmented reality headset last December. Consisting of a headset, a wearable computing platform, and a remote, the product is scheduled to launch sometime this year at a price reported to be in the range of a “higher-end mobile phone to higher-end tablet.”