Developing for Hololens

TWNKLS is always pushing the envelope when it comes to Augmented Reality Development and solutions. Thus when the Microsoft Hololens was released we couldn’t sit back and watch it unfold into one of the leading AR development platforms in the market. The main question we quickly asked ourselves was “What does it take to develop [...]

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HowTo: Using C++ in Objective-C

Categories:Lab, Technology, Tutorial

When developing for iOS, a developer might sometimes need to go from Objective-C to C++ and from C++ to Objective-C again. For example when you have a library in C++ which you want to use inside your Objective-C project. Both languages are derivatives from C but are somewhat a pain in the bottom to combine. [...]

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Standalone or Wide field-of-view HMD? (HoloLens vs. Meta2)

Categories:General, Technology

July 1, 2016 - Dr.ir. Dragos Datcu, Principal Researcher Augmented Reality Up to date, two of the most promising Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) for Augmented Reality (AR), are Microsoft HoloLens and Meta2. The two (still experimental) optical see-through HMDs have similar appearance and (presumably also similar weights – no full specs available). Several technical characteristics of the [...]

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HowTo: native Android plugins for Unity3D

Categories:Lab, Technology, Tutorial

This article is part 2 of the series on Creating native mobile plugins, you can find part 1 here. In the previous part we talked about the way to create, code and implement a Unity3D native plugin for iOS. This time we will be covering the Android platform and creating a native Unity3D plugin for [...]

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HowTo: native iOS plugins for Unity3D

Categories:Lab, Technology, Tutorial

Here at TWNKLS, we are used to develop in many different programming languages and platforms. One of the platforms we use a lot is Unity3D. When developing a new mobile application, we would often see a need for custom mobile logic that Unity3D does not support out of the box. Actions like taking a picture [...]

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Getting Smart 2015

Categories:Conferences

The Rotterdam Science Tower was the backdrop for the 2015 Getting Smart event. The event combined key industry players with tech firms and their services. Featuring inspirational sessions on Smart Education, Smart Security, Smart Technology and Smart Innovators, the event featured speakers such as former prime minister Balkenende and the Rifkin organization. The broad range [...]

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European Meta workshop in Amsterdam: TWNKLS reports day 1, day 2

Categories:Conferences, General

June 21-22 @Rockstart, Amsterdam _ Meta, one of the leading AR eyewear companies, gave a workshop on their newly built Augmented Reality / hand-tracking glasses. As TWNKLS is on the forefront of Augmented Reality experiences and applications, we had to be there. Not only to see what the new development was, but also to be [...]

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Preview TWNKLS interactive app for META Space Glass at Unite Europe!

Categories:Conferences, General

Unite Europe 2015 is comming! Unite Europe will be held at the striking Westergasfabriek venue June 24-25 in Amsterdam. Attend over 30 hours of great tech presentations from our own engineers as well as your fellow Unity developers Learn about plans for new features and improvements in Unity, including more on our new range of [...]

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European Meta workshop in Amsterdam: TWNKLS will be participating

Categories:Conferences

On the 22nd and 23rd of June, Meta will host a workshop where participants will get a chance to learn about the Meta platform (optical see-through stereo eyewear with hand-tracking. Spaceglasses they call ‘em…), and develop an app themselves. Some more information about the event is here: http://blog.getameta.com/early-bird-tickets-for-european-meta-workshop/ . From TWNKLS, Robin and myself will be [...]

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Pellegrini App voor Mauritshuis gelanceerd op Shell Ecomarathon

Categories:General, Technology

Oude schilderijen en moderne techniek – wat hebben die met elkaar te maken? In het Mauritshuis in Den Haag zijn de 18de-eeuwse schilderijen van Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini gerestaureerd. Daarbij zijn de modernste onderzoekstechnieken gebruikt. Welke? Je ontdekt het in de Pellegrini app. Kom naar de Gouden Zaal van het Mauritshuis, beantwoord de vragen in de [...]

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