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#35: A Holographic App Store

#35: A Holographic App Store

Imagine your phone without apps. Would you still be using it as you do today? The launch of the Apple App Store in July 2008 introduced the world to a newfound platform ecosystem in which everyone with the means to do it, could start creating and distributing iOS apps to their friends and users around the world.  Apple was really the first to make the complete software experience universal enough to quickly reach hundreds of millions of people around the world.  

It really begs the question – how did we consume apps before this?

Looking Glass Library – a desktop application available for free for all Looking Glass users. 

Say hello to the Looking Glass Library (the Library). At launch, every Looking Glass shipment came with it a link to download the Library, a place where you can find a universe of holographic applications to use with your Looking Glass. Early on, the Library was populated mostly by applications made by those within the Looking Glass Factory team. Fast forward 6 months, there are now a few dozen applications, most of which are made by creators from around the world.

Algae by Bay Area based artist Marpi.
Algae by Bay Area based artist Marpi
Moon by Looking Glass creator Jason Leigh
Table Configurator by Looking Glass creator Joachim Baur

People often ask, "What can I do with my Looking Glass?" Plenty. There's a compendium of Looking Glass applications you can unlock immediately once you receive it. In the next post, we'll be covering the Holographic Web Browser, an extension of the Looking Glass Library vis-a-vis the MadeWith Site.

Next up, #36: Holographic Web Browser

**this is part of our “100 Days of Holograms” series, where a few of us in the team at Looking Glass Factory post one new wonderful or weird (or both!) use for the Looking Glass holographic display being conjured around the world each day.

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