LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The winners were announced by Prelaunch.com today for Round One of the “Epson Moverio Develop the Future App Challenge,” a competition to encourage developers and entrepreneurs to create apps showcasing the power and possibilities of the Epson Moverio smart glasses.
The eight winning app entrants in the consumer and enterprise categories were each awarded $1,000 and one free Epson Moverio BT-200 (valued at $699.99).
“We’re thrilled with the high number of quality applications submitted to Prelaunch.com as augmented reality apps for smart glasses continue to experience substantial interest in the development community,” said Eric Mizufuka, product manager, New Ventures for Epson America. “We’re pleased to see partners like Prelaunch.com encouraging this next wave of innovation and we look forward to experiencing these unique applications on our smart glasses.”
Following are the winning app entries from Round One of the challenge:
Consumer App Category:
- Dáskalos: an educational science app that uses augmented reality 3D imagery and interaction
- KoZZmoZZ: an AR game that turns the real-world environment into a make-believe battlefield
- The Portal Guard: a first-person AR shooter experience with markers from websites and content around the web
- Eve: an augmented reality solution that enhances the way people train for a variety of sports – basketball, football, soccer, running and more.
Enterprise App Category:
- Panotrader: a financial trading application that allows traders to handle real-time trading and stock monitoring
- Apprentice Field Suite: a pharmaceutical & biotechnology app that increases safety, productivity and accountability
- Telepresence: a medical app that allows medical experts to provide first-person guidance and instructions to individuals at off-site locations
- vConstructor: a user-friendly field administration application designed to provide fast access to project information
To see more information on the Round One winners, visit http://epsonmoverio.challengepost.com/submissions.
From now through March 5, Prelaunch.com is challenging additional third-party app developers in Round Two to show their skills by submitting an innovative consumer or enterprise application on the Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses. Judges will select the top two applications in each category. Those four winners will receive a total of $2,000 in prize money to further final development of their app and submit for consideration for the grand prize.
“We congratulate the Round 1 winners on their submissions and are looking forward to seeing the competition heat up in Round 2,” said Donald Brewer, president of Prelaunch.com, a platform for brands to manage and optimize the pre-order sales process. “There is still time for a developer to enter their innovative Moverio app and win it all.”
The grand prize winners in each category will be announced on March 31 and will receive $5,500 apiece. Additional contest details, eligibility and submission guidelines are available by visiting http://epsonmoverio.challengepost.com/.
Leveraging Epson’s patented core technologies, the Moverio BT-200 provides a binocular transparent display directly in the user’s field of view, making it the optimal device for 3D augmented reality applications. Micro projectors located on each side of the lens project transparent overlays of digital content directly in the user’s field of view over the real-world environment, while sensors enable head-motion tracking for gaming and hands-free navigation.
The Epson Moverio BT-200 smart glasses are available through select online retailers and direct from Epson for MSRP $699.99. For more information regarding the Moverio Developer Program, please visit the dedicated site here.
To see the Moverio BT-200 in action, visit the official YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/moverio. To engage with the Epson Moverio team on Twitter, visit http://twitter.com/MoverioUSA. For more information, visit www.epson.com/moverio.
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