With the next phase of the beta program quickly approaching, we have a few updates for the Developer Portal that should make it easier for you to build, collaborate, and share your work. We’re also recapping our sneak preview of our Windows OS integration and looking back at Google I/O. Plus, changes to the Airspace submission process, how the Leap Motion Controller can help educators, and a community member’s thoughts on creating app tutorials.

Featured News

Sneak Peek into Windows OS with Leap Motion

On Monday, we released a video featuring how Leap Motion technology will work easily and seamlessly with Windows OS. As members of our developer community, you’ll be able to access this feature as part of the next phase of our beta test in early June. Read more.

Leap Motion @ Google I/O

Leap Motion at Google I/O

We had a great time at this year’s Google I/O, with lots of developers taking the opportunity to experience HTML5 web applications built for Leap Motion. In the video above, you can see people leaping into Google Earth with the Leap Motion Controller and Oculus Rift.

Updates to Airspace submissions and review process

We’ve made a few changes to the app submission process for Airspace, as well as posted a full outline of our app review process. Read more.

Thinking in Motion:
Enhancing the Developer Portal (Part 2)

Last week, we asked you to share your thoughts on how we could make the Leap Motion Developer site better. We heard lots of great ideas, and we’re putting many of your suggestions into action. You can read more on the forum thread about the changes that we currently have in the works, but here are the highlights:

  • the ability to see your own activity in the forums, as well as other developers’ forum activities via their developer profile page
  • reworking the Links & Libraries section to eliminate clutter and redundancy
  • better structure around the documentation
  • enhancements to the forums, including the ability to quickly see what’s changed since your last visit
  • updated developer blog

You’ll see more changes to the Developer Portal as we prepare to open up to the public. As a member of our community, we always want to hear your thoughts on how we can improve the site. Let us know on our forum thread.

Forum Highlights

After creating a tutorial for his game Rock Paper Scissors, Pierre Semaan wrote a blog post outlining his approach. You can check out the tutorial video below.

"Getting started" screens in Rock Paper Scissors

We love this week in review from Mathieu Maruncyzn, who has been exploring how the Leap Motion Controller can be used in special education at Jackson School in Victoria, Australia. Mathieu provides some great insights into how his students experienced a variety of apps, including Google Earth, Octorhythm, and FlowStudios’ Sortee.

Developer Events

Portugal @ Programar

Microsoft Lisbon Experience, Lisbon, Portugal
Saturday May 25, 2013
The Leap Motion Controller will be featured at its own stand during a series of technology presentations and workshops.

HTML5 Toronto Meetup: TVO’s IdeaShaker Innovation Lab

156 Front St West, Suite 610, Toronto, ON
Wednesday, May 22 @ 6:30 – 9pm ET
The Ideashaker, TVO’s Innovation Lab, will be walking through its development of their HTML5 game – Caterpillar Count for Leap Motion, a children’s game that has been adapted for gesture control. You can watch the event live online tomorrow.

Evernote/Honda’s Design & Build Weekend

Evernote HQ, Redwood City, CA
May 31 – June 2
Jump into a full weekend of hacking and compete in the Evernote Devcup, where designers and developers will be able to use the Leap Motion API to create new ways of exploring and interacting with notes. Learn more on Evernote’s blog.

Are you giving a Leap Motion controller demo? Looking to meet and collaborate with other developers? Post your event notices in the Events & Meetups forum.