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Old Apr 25, 2013, 11:52 PM   #26
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Interesting. Maybe apple should look into buying them out. However I bet they already have experimented with this technology.
Actually they were at one point talking with microsoft about licensing Kinect.
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Old Apr 26, 2013, 12:38 AM   #27
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You should be able to let it function like a mouse on most basic level, but obviously the more time developers integrate it into apps the more things it'll be able to do.

Bing able to grab an image in photoshop and pinch the air to zoom or control / move it around etc.
BetterTouchTools as already started adding support for LeapMotion. So that will add even more usability within the OS and with other Apps.
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Old Apr 26, 2013, 02:37 AM   #28
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This is definitely not the first delay of the leap. When I preordered it towards the end of last year I was told it would ship in either December or early January. Then it was pushed back to the May date, and now July... Its getting to the point where I feel like its never coming. My initial excitement about the whole thing is long gone
I canceled my initial pre-order from summer last year a while ago .. I lost excitement a while back and I am close to loosing interest all together.

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Old Apr 26, 2013, 02:59 AM   #29
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is it really about more beta testing?
or is it because HP's engineers are getting priority access and jumping the queue in front of those who pre-ordered?
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Old Apr 26, 2013, 05:45 AM   #30
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This is definitely not the first delay of the leap. When I preordered it towards the end of last year I was told it would ship in either December or early January. Then it was pushed back to the May date, and now July... Its getting to the point where I feel like its never coming. My initial excitement about the whole thing is long gone
Its only the second delay. But Yes, they should have a better handle on development.

The delays are probably good as I suspect the early units really sucked.
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Old Apr 26, 2013, 08:49 AM   #31
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Its only the second delay. But Yes, they should have a better handle on development.

The delays are probably good as I suspect the early units really sucked.
We're on the Leap dev program and have been playing around with an early device for a few months now.

All I'd say is that it's remarkably accurate and that weird feeling of it being 'magic' in some way is quite uncanny! There's definitely no need for any upgrade to the hardware as far as I can see.

We threw in Leap support for an HTML5 test-game we made and not only was it ridiculously easy to implement, but it actually makes the game more fun.

I definitely don't think it's as gimmicky as the Kinect and can imagine some amazingly creative applications both for entertainment and certain workflows.

The delay is a pain, but I'd certainly stick with it, the thing's rad!
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Old Apr 26, 2013, 10:48 AM   #32
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browsing ponr on this is going to be an issue

Use your junk as the cursor.

This could be tons of fun.
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Old Apr 26, 2013, 08:06 PM   #33
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Hadn't heard about this (that I recall) until seeing this story on the sidebar. After looking at it and thinking about it a bit I went ahead and pre-ordered. July isn't that far away, but I haven't been waiting like many others.

While us early adopters are important we're not really the bulk of their potential profit. When they've got these things in Best Buy and Target and everyone has heard about them and buying them as Christmas gifts, that's when the company will succeed. If they botch the launch then even if they're in the big box stores no one will care because they'll have been told that the product sucks.

Besides, it's only a matter of time before these things become ubiquitous.
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Old Apr 26, 2013, 11:19 PM   #34
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Why would I want to be waving my hands around in front of my computer?
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Old Apr 27, 2013, 12:07 AM   #35
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Why would I want to be waving my hands around in front of my computer?
It's not just about waving your hands around it is about how you can control the app with your hands. Some apps would feel more natural moving it with hands.

I would like to see a Eve Online integration.
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 01:20 AM   #36
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I hope it works...

This is a great and interesting concept. I hope it works the way shown on the video.
Now, how long can you hold your arm up in the air before it gets tired?
I think this will be a great presentation and show-off tool but to replace a mouse? Hmmm. We'll have to wait another 3 months...
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 08:09 AM   #37
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Why would I want to be waving my hands around in front of my computer?
The use i was looking forward to it was in the garage. I take my laptop down to feed an lcd tv on the wall (sling box/netflix/itunes).

Having the computer in the garage is fantastic for pulling up shop manuals, diy instructions/videos etc while tinkering. Or just to kill time.

But dirty hands and clean laptop is a no go, having a garage keyboard and mouse is an option, but then at times you'll end up with clean hands on a dirty device. Absolute first world problem, but whatever, i'm sitting on a bunch of bb rewards and theres nothing really there to spend them on.

I had planned on picking up one of these from bb, give it a try to see if it can suit quick casual use without having to physically touch anything. If it can a pocket will be cut into the workbench infront of where my laptop sits for the unit to be permanently seated.

Plus more importantly i could be a dink and show it off.

As it stands looks like it will be released after my rewards expires.
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 04:59 PM   #38
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I once spent two years developing a machined product when I was young, and to reach a target ship date we'd set for ourselves, rushed everything the last 2 weeks and skimped a bit on some refinements we would rather have made. What did people get when they unboxed & installed them? Not products that were the culmination of 2 years of intense design & mfg work. They got a rushed product that felt and worked like one. Handling thousands of complaints and returns destroyed our finances, our reputation, and our will.


A little delay and a few grumbly customers is a small inconvenience compared to issuing thousands of potentially less-than-satisfactory products and dealing with the fallout on an individual basis.

Wise decision. Make sure you're comfortable that it's the best it can possibly be at the time you ship, or don't ship.
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 06:45 PM   #39
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I'm pleasantly surprised as to far Leap Motion has come. They're starting a whole new era of technology, beyond this one product.
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 06:54 PM   #40
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Looking from the demo so far, I can see it works excellently. No lag, no heavy processing necessary for the input itself. Almost like iPad touch input, only we don't touch the display. Smudge free!
I can see Apple could just buy the company. Give them time.

Those people on LEAP going to be rich if it's succeed. And they earn it, I think.
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Old Jul 29, 2013, 08:24 AM   #41
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Try Sortee for Leap Motion

Hey guys, we have published our game Sortee for Leap Motion in recent days. So far the puzzle game has great reviews in Airspace and I would like to know also your opinion.

Here is the HD trailer which shows how simple is playing Sortee with Leap: http://youtu.be/dbcEk_8qCz8

Don't hesitate to send us feedback to petr.fodor@flowstudiogames.com or send us a tweet to @Flow_Studio. Thanks.
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Old Jul 29, 2013, 10:44 AM   #42
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Old Aug 5, 2013, 07:45 AM   #43
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Survey - who is the Leap Motion typical user

I see there are lot of Leap fans. I am the developer who created two Leap Motion apps Sortee and Midnight. We at Flow want to create more amazing application for the controller. I would like to ask you a few questions on your expectations about this device, such as what type of apps you are currently missing etc. Would you mind filling a short questionnaire? Thanks a lot in advance!

LINK TO THE SURVEY: http://bit.ly/Leap_Survey
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