Leap Motion is a developer-driven platform, and the beauty of open sourcing development resources is that a single library or wrapper, once released to the world, can be integrated and built out by thousands of other people. And since the future of any new platform depends on what people can do with it, over the past few months we’ve released a steady stream of open source assets and examples to help devs get started with our v2 tracking beta.
In this post, the second of my three-part series on LeapJS plugins, we’ll take a look at Proximity Alert, an audio feedback plugin which gives beeps based upon your hand position. It can be used in any app, and is fully open-source.
There is a saying among web developers that goes something like this: “If you’re trying to do a thing, there’s a jQuery plugin that will do it.” Sometimes, it’s two. Or three. Although they can’t do everything, there’s no doubt that their module system has saved me hundreds of hours – and hundreds of thousands or more across the web collectively. Drawing from this, we’re excited to release a badass plugin system for LeapJS.