With the launch of our redesigned Airspace Store and new beta build, it’s been another week of big advances for our platform. On Developer Labs, discover five storytelling tips and how to create compelling app trailers. We’re also featuring updated developer marketing assets and a campaign to build a game that helps treat visual problems.

Plus, a new way to distinguish fingers in Unity, interactive Twitter networks, a JavaScript spaceship, 3D printing, and lasers. (After all, who doesn’t love lasers?)

Featured News: November 26, 2013

Airspace Store Relaunch

Along with its improved design and streamlined navigation, last week’s major update to the Airspace Store added a variety of new features – including app collections centered around common themes. Read more »

New Developer Marketing Assets

We’ve also updated our marketing assets, with the latest logos and guidelines to help brand and market your Leap Motion apps. Download now »

Beta Preview: Leap Motion Software 1.1

The next stage of the Leap Motion software and Airspace Home is now available as a beta preview. New features include app taglines that appear when hovering over tiles, the ability to specify your install location, and improved startup and sign-in experiences. Read more »


Have you applied yet? Created by Founders Fund and SOSventures, LEAP.AXLR8R is looking for 10 startups and ideas with the potential to disrupt entire industries. Check it out »

Leap Motion Unity Starter Kit

With six example scenes and a variety of tools, our starter kit can help you build the next generation of 3D interactive games in Unity. Download it now »

Developer Labs: App Marketing

5 Tips for Great App Storytelling

Everybody loves a great story, and your app is a story waiting to happen. Here are five tips for writing a compelling app description. Read more »

Creating Your App Video

A brief, compelling video on your Airspace app profile is a great way to grab people’s attention and promote your app. Read more »

On Developer Labs, you can find deep insights and technical perspectives on Leap Motion projects, natural user interfaces, and developer communities worldwide. Want to contribute a guest post? Submit your proposal.

Community Toolkit

Three computer science undergraduates at Australia’s Monash University built a Twitter network visualization in WebGL. The full project, including a live demo, is available on GitHub.

Inspired by I Spy and Minority Report, judges119 created a Unity demo where you navigate through a field of cubes to find the lone sphere. You can download the project from GitHub.

JavaScript spaceship simulator prototype. Lubomir Panak created this spaceship in Three.js, where the pitch of the palm above the Leap Motion Controller controls the speed and the rotation of the palm controls the orientation. Watch the demo video below or take a spin through the stars.

Identify individual fingers in Unity. Timothy Graupmann created this approach to discern thumbs, pinkies, and everything in between. Check it out in action below or download the project to try it yourself.

To see the latest UI elements and sample code shared by the community, check out Links & Libraries. You can share your code in the dev category on our community forums.

Highlights & Innovations

LeapGamer.com creator James Blaha launched an Indigogo campaign to create Diplopia – a game to help treat crossed and lazy eyes using the Leap Motion Controller and Oculus Rift. Check it out »

Andrew Maxwell-Parish used the Leap Motion Controller and Processing to take control of a Printrbot 3D printer.

Russian developer in[visible] studio created interactive laser geometry that can be controlled by your fingers.

Developer Events

Leap Motion Developer Meetup

San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 @ 6:30 PM

Our holiday meetup will wrap up the year with JavaScript demos, a look at Freeform and other apps based on our native SDK, our new Unity3D starter kit, and our platform partners – plus new experiences from Stan Lee of Marvel Comics, Double Fine Studios, Heineken, Corvette, NASA, and more. We hope you’ll also join us for a special surprise preview. RSVP »

All about WebGL at SFHTML5

Thursday, January 23, 2014 @ 5:00 – 10:00 PM

Explore digital playgrounds with Leap Motion experience engineer Isaac Cohen, whose talk “Finding (and Making) your Happy Place” focuses on our power to ask emotional questions through code – including WebRTC, the Web Audio API, and Three.js. The event will be livestreamed on Google Developers Live.