True AR Challenge is an online competition and onsite hackathon for developers and designers who are passionate about augmented reality apps and car innovations. We invite you to take the challenge and share your vision for AR apps. The submissions that are visually innovative, technologically impressive, and engaging for users will be shortlisted for the hackathon where you will bring your idea to a working app prototype using our True AR SDK.
True AR SDK is a toolkit that helps build AR apps that run on holographic AR displays. The SDK includes a holographic AR display simulator, runs on Ubuntu 16.04, and supports C++ and GLSL with binding to other programming languages.
Top shortlisted projects will receive cash prizes of $2,000–$5,000 and invites to the True AR Hackathon. The hackathon winners will be granted $10,000–$40,000. Date and exact location of the US-based hackathon will be announced later.
*Please note that WayRay will not cover any travel and accommodation costs for the participants shortlisted for the hackathon weekend.
Online submission starts on Thursday, February 1st, 2018, and ends on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018, 23:59 GMT. Shortlisted candidates for the hackathon will be announced by June 30th, 2018.
We can’t wait to see what you can pitch in. The challenge is open to developers and designers — individuals and teams — despite their gender, age, location, and occupation.
Total prize fund
1st place - Hackathon winner
First-place hackathon winner will be granted $40,000.
2nd place - Hackathon First Runner-up
Second-place winner will be granted $20,000.
3rd place - Hackathon Second Runner-up
Third-place winner will be granted $10,000.
Participant - Challenge Winners
Best projects will receive cash prizes of $5,000 each and invites to the True AR hackathon.
Participant - Challenge First Runners-up
Best projects will receive cash prizes of $3,000 each and invites to the True AR hackathon.
Participant - Challenge Second Runners-up
15 projects will receive cash prizes of $2,000 each and invites to the True AR hackathon.