What was your favorite moment of 2013? With the new year in full swing, our latest video highlights the biggest milestones along our journey. On Developer Labs, discover how to develop simultaneously for native and web platforms with Node-Webkit, and look under the hood of Diplopia, a game designed to help people suffering from cross-eye. To subscribe to our developer newsletter and get updates through email, click here.

2013 Milestones

Behind every great platform, there’s a community of developers who helped make it happen. From early experiments to a global launch and thriving app ecosystem, we came a long way in 2013 – and we couldn’t have done it without you.

Where would you like to see Leap Motion technology in 12 months? We’d love to hear your thoughts about the future of our platform, and where you’d like to see improvements. Join the discussion »

Developer Labs

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Node-Webkit

Want to build applications for simultaneous deployment on web and native platforms? TVOKids, the creators of Caterpillar Count, have you covered with a full guide to converting an app built in Flash CS6 and HTML5 canvas to Mac and Windows native apps. Read more »

Designing Diplopia: A Game to Exercise Your Eyes

As someone with strabismus, commonly known as cross-eye, James Blaha isn’t able to see in three dimensions. That’s why he started an Indiegogo campaign to build Diplopia – a virtual reality game built with the Leap Motion Controller and Oculus Rift that forces his eyes to work together. Read more »

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Highlights & Innovations

Climb aboard the community forums. From interactive home improvement ideas to thoughts on touchless joystick emulation, the community forums are a great place to discuss the latest projects, apps, and features with other Leap Motion users around the world. Join the conversation »

Reach into the virtual world of ROBLOX. zars15 created an experimental plugin for the open-world gaming site that lets you explore the world and move bricks.

Play a touchless instrument without looking at the screen. Tom Zicarelli posted a video of a simple prototype that maps musical pitch to the left hand’s Y axis – with notes being triggered by the hand’s opening.

Created by Baylor University’s HCI Lab, Personal Space is a prototype that lets users calibrate their own gesture space.

Tango Chen posted a video demo of FingerTipe – a typing experiment that lets you write in mid-air.

Developer Events

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.

Leap Motion Developers Meetup

Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 6 PM
180 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA

Join us for the first community meetup of 2014 and chat with Leap Motion engineers and fellow developers. Register now »