HoloValentine App Submitted and Source Code Available


The HoloValentine app created and submitted to the store and is going through certification.

The source code for this app is available for free.

The Unity project includes spatial mapping along with a custom spatial mapping shader. It includes speech recognition and storing and retrieving world anchors. The CSharpSynth code has been adapted to work with Unity and UWP apps in particular so that MIDI files can be played. Regular audio clips are played. The Mecanim state machine was used to a great degree to animate the text and the candy boxes.

This simple game has a solid code base that should be beneficial to anyone looking to do Holographic development using Unity. In fact, it should be beneficial to anyone interested in Unity development regardless if it is mixed reality or not.

I hope you grab the code and enjoy using it. If you have questions leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to get you an answer as time allows.

Here is a video where I talk about the app and show it off a little bit more. I’m hoping the game passes certification soon and makes it in the store before Valentine’s Day.


Update: The app passed certification and can be found on the Windows Store at:


Note: It is only available for the HoloLens

Xbox Achievements: Becomes the Master

I enjoy playing games. I haven’t been able to play them in a while.

However, I have spent a little bit of time in the last month dusting off the controller to play again…

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I bought Titanfall 2 during a Black Friday sales.

I’ve completed the game and completed all the achievements, including the “…Becomes the Master” achievement. It took much less time to complete the sequel’s achievements than the original Titanfall, thankfully 🙂

The requirement of this particular achievement is to go through the gauntlet and get at least 3rd in the leaderboard. The time to beat is 33.65. This is a lot more difficult than one may think.

It took many times of trying, but I finally got it. I recorded it and am sharing tips in case you want to go for this achievement.

I’m sort of continuing my vacation from last week with this week’s video as I didn’t work on anything HoloLens specific for my blog and YouTube channel. Instead, I’ve been spending time on this December’s master class over at Learn HoloLens. If you want to be notified the next time the membership opens, go ahead and sign up on the wait list.

In the mean time, enjoy some Titanfall 2.

Let me know in the comments what games you like playing and what the hardest achievement was that you’ve completed (or not) …

Holo Developers Interested in Gaming

If you are a software developer who has an interest in holographic development, I’m inviting you to join a Xbox group called Holo Developers.

I created this video to talk about my desire to get back into gaming. But I’d like to play with folks who are interested in software development and holographic development in particular.

Learn HoloLens Contest and Membership Site Launch

Go to http://learnhololens.com/controller and enter to win a HoloLens Edition Xbox One controller!

Today I launched a new membership site to teach developers how to develop for the HoloLens.

I took a break from creating HoloLens demos this week to launch the site and put together this contest where I’m giving away a Bluetooth enabled Xbox One controller that will work with the HoloLens, Windows 7, 8.1, 10 and of course the Xbox One console.


This is an official Xbox One controller from Microsoft. The design was made by me and the “HoloLens Edition” is not official in any way. This is not endorsed by Microsoft. I simply created a cool HoloLens Edition design and wanted to give one away!



If you are interested in HoloLens development, then check out http://learnhololens.com

If you want a cool controller, or design your own then enter the contest and you will be given a link to this design that you could purchase if you’d like. It is $89.98 plus tax.

I’m looking forward to this limited time launch of the membership site. 

It closes on 9/6 at midnight EST. This is an alpha launch (as in pre-beta) so it will be rough around the edges. The membership is the cheapest it will ever be. When I open enrollment again in a month or two for beta access, the price will be more.

Since opening it up this evening, we’ve already seen our first several alpha members join! Once Tuesday, 9/6 at midnight EST or the alpha slots fill up the cart will close. So if you have any interest in premium HoloLens content, then don’t wait. Sign up today!

Xbox One Controller Contest: http://learnhololens.com/controller

Learn HoloLens Membership Site: http://learnhololens.com/

I give more details in the video below.

Enjoy the video!