eyecandylab partners with Qualcomm to build the streaming experience for the Metaverse

eyecandylab has been selected to be one of a few developer partners to get first hand support for developing it’s streaming experience for the Metaverse.

Last week at AWE USA 2022, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced that it has opened its Snapdragon Spaces XR Developer Platform for global developers to download.

Introduced in November 2021, Snapdragon Spaces offers proven technology and an open, cross-device horizontal platform and ecosystem to bring developers’ ideas to life for headworn AR.

“It is a great recognition by Qualcomm to be selected as one of a few developers to build on their Snapdragon Spaces XR SDK. Being picked out of hundreds of competing developers to build the XR use case for headworn devices is a huge honor.” 
Robin Sho Moser, CEO

In addition to downloading Snapdragon Spaces, developers can now purchase a hardware development kit to begin creating their own headworn augmented reality (AR) experiences. The dev kit, which will cost around $2,000 USD, includes the Lenovo ThinkReality A3 smart glasses (powered by the Snapdragon XR1 platform) and a Motorola Edge+ (2022) smartphone.

Qualcomm Technologies views all of these XR innovations as stepping stones to the metaverse. 

With early access developers already building on Qualcomm’s platform and providing real-time feedback, the journey toward unique and immersive headworn AR experiences is becoming a reality, Qualcomm said. For eyecandylab, this partnership is another significant cornerstone of the go-to-market-strategy where partnering with major industry players has always played a strategic role. 

“After having built direct relationships with Google in 2020 and Apple in 2021, we are more than excited to being able to work this closely with another major player in the space” Moser continues. “We’re able to get unique insights into how the market is evolving and to continue building out our head start through early access to new technology.”

In addition to developer support, the Snapdragon Spaces Pathfinder Program has funded its first group of developer projects who will get early-access platform technology, project funding, co-marketing opportunities and hardware development kits.