Galaxy Explorer

You shared your ideas. We’re sharing the code.

The Galaxy Explorer Project is ready. You shared your ideas with the community, chose an app, watched a team build it, and can now get the source code. If you have a device, Galaxy Explorer Project is also available for download from the Windows Store for Microsoft HoloLens.

Our HoloLens development team of designers, artists, and developers built Galaxy Explorer and invited all of you to be part of this journey with them. After six weeks of core development and two weeks of refinement, this app is now ready for you! You can also follow along our whole journey through the video series below.

Ep 1: Trust the Process

In Episode 1, the development team begins the creative process: brainstorming, concepting, and deciding what to prototype.

Ep 2: Let's Do This

In Episode 2, the development team completes the prototyping phase – tackling hard problems and figuring out which ideas to pursue further.

Ep 3: Laying Foundations

In Episode 3, the team starts the first week of development – creating a plan, writing production code, creating art assets, and figuring out the user interface.

Ep 4: Make It Real

In Episode 4, the team dives deeper into development – bringing in scientific data, optimizing the rendering process, and incorporating spatial mapping.

Ep 5: See What Happens

In Episode 5, the development team tests the app, searches for bugs that need to be fixed, and refines the experience.

Ep 6: Coming to Life

In Episode 6, the team finishes the last week of development, prepares for two weeks of polish work, and reflects on the progress they’ve made

Ep 7: The Final Product

In Episode 7, the team completes the project and shares their code.

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