Today, we’re happy to announce our Developer Portal is open to the world. Anyone can now register for free as a Leap Motion developer to gain full access to the Leap Motion SDK and become a member of our developer community.

We’ve always felt that an open and accessible developer community would be the best way for our technology to make an impact on the world. With just over two weeks until our global launch on July 22, we’re thrilled to welcome any and all developers who want to create software for 3D interaction. There’s no charge for being a member of our developer community and getting access to our SDK.


When new developers enter the Developer Portal for the first time, they’ll find a wide variety of resources, including:

  • SDK for Windows 7 and 8, Mac OSX 10.7 and higher, and Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail
  • Full API libraries for JavaScript, C#, C++, Java, Python, Objective-C and support for Unity3D
  • UX guidelines, knowledge base, tutorials and sample code
  • Developer Labs – a blog highlighting our latest projects and insights into the future of 3D interaction


Over the next few weeks, new developers will be able to hit the ground running by planning software requirements, reviewing our documentation, and striking up conversations with fellow developers. We have an amazing community on our forums, with great discussions and open collaborations where developers are working together to push the boundaries of touchless 3D interaction.

We begin shipping the Leap Motion Controller worldwide on July 22, so new developers won’t have long to wait before they can start building and refining their applications with the hardware. When their apps are ready, developers can submit them for review, with the aim of being featured on Airspace.

If you haven’t pre-ordered your device, don’t worry – you still have until 11:59 pm PST on July 7 to ensure that you’re part of our first shipping wave. To join our developer community, sign up as a Leap Motion developer.