Just 3 weeks after launching the Leap Motion Controller, yesterday we topped the 1 million app download mark on the Airspace Store. This week’s newsletter also features changes to ratings and reviews on the Airspace Store, two new interactive experiences from Isaac Cohen, and the latest projects and integrations from your community.

Featured News

1 Million App Downloads in 3 Weeks

Yesterday, we surpassed one million app downloads on the Airspace Store. As people from 100+ countries have taken their #FirstLeap, we've seen thousands of pictures and videos from the Leap Motion community. To celebrate, we shared some incredible #FirstLeap reactions from around the world. Read more »

Airspace Store Ratings & Reviews Update

We’ve revamped the ratings and reviews section in the Airspace Store to make it easier for people to post their feedback. Plus, when users report crashes in reviews, our App Support team will reach out to them directly to resolve the issue. Read more »

Developer Labs

The Circle of Aww

“The way you interact with your computer is different if you are using a trackpad, mouse, or touchscreen – and especially a Leap Motion Controller. I created the Circle of Aww with the belief that a 3D input device requires a 3D interface, while information is still easier to consume in 2 dimensions.” Read more »

Dipping Your Hands into the Data Pool

“The Leap Motion field is like a pool of data that you dip your hands into, so I created a visualizer that would bring some of that pool to life on screen. By using the 3D positions of 2 hands, along with the palm normals of 2 hands, we have 12 variables to lavishly use in our visualization.” Read more »

On Developer Labs, you can find deep insights and technical perspectives on Leap Motion projects, natural user interfaces, and developer communities worldwide.

Community Toolkit

Open-source enthusiasts will enjoy this script written by Joaquim Rocha, which allows you to control the GNOME desktop environment. Joaquim also posted a video of the script in action.

jaxzin created a Google Map that you can grab and pan with one hand, or zoom by grabbing it with two hands.

SpaceGoof developed a Blender add-on that allows you to edit the position and orientation of objects in space using the Leap Motion Controller.

To see the latest UI elements and sample code shared by the community, check out Links & Libraries. You can share your code on the Projects & Collaborations forum.

Forum Highlights

Wayne Johnson posted a video of a navigation system he created as a side project for his company’s cloud-based payroll application. By turning a dial with your hand, you can access different areas of the system.

Flow Studio posted a game prototype that simulates bow shooting with the Leap Motion Controller, and they’re looking for your feedback on its mechanics.

gussruss posted a guide to developing for the Leap Motion Controller in Powershell.

Developer Events

Leap Motion Developer Meetup

111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, September 4 @ 6:30 – 9:30pm

You’re invited to join your fellow developers from around the world at our first official meetup for the developer community. RSVP »

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.