Thanks to the ever-expanding universe of augmented reality tools available, everyone can increasingly revive sleepy office meetings with immersive computing. the crosshairs (someone had to do it), jockey as the next big thing for business ventures.
Read more: Magic Leap & # 39; s Helio app is the best window available on the web in Augmented Reality  The company is called Flow Immersive and with the newly launched Flow Editor app anyone can be on the web interactive, 3D slide presentations or & # 39; flows & # 39; on a computer and view it on any device. A test version of the Flow Editor gauged the audience's appetite for its 3D presentations earlier this year.
To maximize the reach of the app, Michael DiBenigno, vice president of product and business development at Flow Immersive, told Next Reality that the presentations can be viewed on a wide range of devices, including telephones, tablets and computers.
But those who really want to enjoy the 3D aspect of the streams must try it in virtual reality via VR headsets or in augmented reality via the Magic Leap One, the interaction we tested today. To start the app, users navigate to the Flow Editor website in a telephone browser or via Magic Leap & # 39; s Helio web app respectively.
Users select a stream and then click the "Enter XR" button to start the 3D immersive slide show. By clicking on "Next", users go to a new part of the data visualization in AR, or to a new slide in a handheld device or laptop browser, which DiBenigno calls the "scrolling story" effect. Selecting one of the data points in the graphs is a way to view more details about that specific time.
Sending the flow to your colleague is as easy as using the Flow Editor publishing and sending the link, à la Google documents. Users can also publish it on any website with a common iframe HTML tag.
With the current free version of Flow Editor, users can store content publicly, but the company also plans to offer a paid option to store compelling experiences in private. This feature allows the startup to test the market for a business version that may offer additional services, such as web analysis.
The company has been developing enterprise-focused, immersive presentations in VR for a number of years, usually with customized experiences for large companies such as IBM and others.
Although we have no confirmed figures, at the moment the number of companies organizing meetings in AR seems small but it is growing. An existing AR app for meetings is Spatial, available for the Hololens. Although that app is fairly new, he seems to be very interested due to the close relationship with Microsoft. However, Spatial, which is also accessible from PC & # 39; s, is also preparing a Magic Leap version.
Regarding the Flow Editor, accessibility between devices ensures that the service reaches as many businesses and consumers as possible, and after the Magic Leap integration, DiBenigno also expects to integrate the Flow Editor into other AR headsets.
With every new launch of AR meetings, we can only hope that meetings will eventually become less like The Office and much more like Star Wars .