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Hackathon for visionOS apps planned for September

Hackathon for visionOS apps planned for September

Vision Hack is being billed as the first global visionOS hackathon and aims to help developers produce apps and games so Apple Vision Pro users can finally get their killer app.

Vision Hack, a global visionOS hackathon

One of the problems with new platforms like the Apple Vision Pro is an initial lack of apps. While that’s a problem that can be solved over time, and by getting iPad apps to work on the platform, a hackathon is planned to speed up the process.

Vision Hack will take place from September 13th to 15th and is an effort to stimulate the development of visionOS. The event is intended to get developers working together to create new apps quickly.

Working entirely remotely and using both Spatial Personas and Discord, participants have just 48 hours to collaborate on an idea. They then have to cobble together an app, ready to show the judges after the development time is up.

The hackathon is open to individuals or teams of up to five people, with a $25 registration fee. While it is intended to be entirely remote, organizers are open to public meetups of teams in cities around the world.

While there will be judging and prizes awarded, the criteria and list of prizes will be announced in August.

Vision Hack is hosted by Matt Hoerl of Beautiful Things and Cosmo Scharf of visionOS Dev Partners, as well as Brian Boyd Jr. The group has previously worked on VRLA, the world’s largest VR expo, two Metaverse Hacks with over half a million dollars in prizes each, and a number of Series A XR startups.