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Appy Hour

Test drive the latest mobile app creations and share feedback with the independent developers who created them. Got mobile app creations of your own? Don’t leave them at home.

Program Content

There’s an app for everything—and we mean everything.

Discover anything and everything a mobile device can do at Appy Hour. Whether it’s augmented reality, high-end mobile gaming, computational photography, image manipulation, location-based gaming, content creation, you’ll likely find it here.

Appy Hour celebrates innovation, creativity, and know-how, and attendees can interact with the developers and experience the next generation of mobile media in a fun atmosphere.

Appy Hour Co-Chair

AJ Christensen

Appy Hour Co-Chair

Christian Allgood

Appy Hour Co-Chair

Christine Holmes

5pm-7pm South Hall J
Appy Hour
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Aire - Visualize Air Quality
SessionAppy Hour
Contributors
Natalia Garcia Torres
Paulina Escalante Campbell
Event Type
Appy Hour
Photography and Recording Policies
P/V Yes
Interest Areas
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Primary Interest Areas
New Technologies
Registration Levels
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
TimeWednesday, 31 July 20195pm - 7pm
LocationSouth Hall J
DescriptionVisualize air pollution around you and learn about which pollutants exist in your surroundings, how they are generated, and their effects on your health and the environment. Immerse yourself in the air quality from your location to anywhere in the world.
Contributors
Natalia Garcia Torres
Quimera Verde
Paulina Escalante Campbell
Quimera Verde
Appy Hour
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ARCalVR: Augmented Reality Playground on Mobile Devices
SessionAppy Hour
Contributors
Menghe Zhang
Weichen Liu
Karen Lucknavalai
Kamran Alipour
Jurgen Schulze
Event Type
Appy Hour
Photography and Recording Policies
P/V Yes
Interest Areas
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Primary Interest Areas
New Technologies
Registration Levels
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
TimeWednesday, 31 July 20195pm - 7pm
LocationSouth Hall J
DescriptionOur ARCalVR is a lightweight, open-source software environment used to easily develop AR applications. One can build markerless AR applications, including environment understanding, physical simulation, photo-realistic lighting, object interaction, and menu system that run 60 fps on Android devices. We demonstrate our own application with all of those features included.
Contributors
Menghe Zhang
University of California, San Diego
Weichen Liu
University of California, San Diego
Karen Lucknavalai
University of California, San Diego
Kamran Alipour
University of California, San Diego
Jurgen Schulze
University of California, San Diego
Appy Hour
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Nira: View, Review, and Present GBytes-Sized Assets with Interactive Rendering on Any Device
SessionAppy Hour
Contributors
Arash Keissami
Andrew Johnson
Dario Manesku
Event Type
Appy Hour
Photography and Recording Policies
P/V Yes
Interest Areas
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Primary Interest Areas
New Technologies
Registration Levels
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
TimeWednesday, 31 July 20195pm - 7pm
LocationSouth Hall J
DescriptionNira is an asset review and collaboration platform capable of rendering massive 3D production files in real time for interactive web-based viewing on any device, including lower-powered mobile smartphones and tablets. Once uploaded to the Nira platform, Nira can render assets of production quality in real-time on any device.
Contributors
Arash Keissami
dRaster, Inc.
Nira.app
Andrew Johnson
dRaster, Inc.
Dario Manesku
dRaster, Inc.
Appy Hour
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PlayGAMI: Augmented Reality Origami Creativity Platform
SessionAppy Hour
Contributors
Yosun Chang
Uttam Grandhi
Event Type
Appy Hour
Photography and Recording Policies
P/V Yes
Interest Areas
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Primary Interest Areas
New Technologies
Registration Levels
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
TimeWednesday, 31 July 20195pm - 7pm
LocationSouth Hall J
DescriptionWe present an augmented reality origami creativity platform that allows for the real-to-digital creation of origami game characters that can be designed on an origami crease diagram, which also serves as an AR marker.
Contributors
Yosun Chang
AReality3D
Permute.xyz
Uttam Grandhi
PlayGAMI
Appy Hour
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REALITY: Broadcast Your Virtual Beings From Everywhere
SessionAppy Hour
Contributor
Akihiko SHIRAI
Event Type
Appy Hour
Photography and Recording Policies
P/V Yes
Interest Areas
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Primary Interest Areas
New Technologies
Registration Levels
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
TimeWednesday, 31 July 20195pm - 7pm
LocationSouth Hall J
Description“REALITY” is a live entertainment service for virtual beings aka VTubers, which is real time 3D CG character plays virtual presence. The platform is engaging interactivity with real time animated characters using professional motion capture studio but also making an ecosystem using virtual gifting and real time facial capture.
Contributor
Akihiko SHIRAI
GREE, Inc.
GREE VR Studio Lab
Appy Hour
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Sur.faced.io
SessionAppy Hour
Contributor
Yosun Chang
Event Type
Appy Hour
Photography and Recording Policies
P/V Yes
Interest Areas
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Primary Interest Areas
New Technologies
Registration Levels
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
TimeWednesday, 31 July 20195pm - 7pm
LocationSouth Hall J
DescriptionProject Sur lets you draw on a 2D medium, such as paper or Photoshop, to instantly create augmented reality face masks and other effects. You can also instantly turn real photos and things into AR!
Contributor
Yosun Chang
AReality3D
Permute.xyz
Appy Hour
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Tsunami!
SessionAppy Hour
Contributors
Derek Jacoby
Yvonne Coady
Eric Dahl
Andy Wynden
Matt Richardson
Event Type
Appy Hour
Photography and Recording Policies
P/V Yes
Interest Areas
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Primary Interest Areas
New Technologies
Registration Levels
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
TimeWednesday, 31 July 20195pm - 7pm
LocationSouth Hall J
DescriptionBased on accurate hydrodynamic modeling data from Oceans Network Canada, this game simulates a tsunami in the Port Alberni valley of Canada. It is designed to teach middle school students about tsunami risks and is part of a curriculum of ocean science instruction.
Contributors
Derek Jacoby
University of Victoria
Yvonne Coady
University of Victoria
Eric Dahl
University of Victoria
Andy Wynden
University of Victoria
Matt Richardson
University of Victoria
Victoria Makerspace
Appy Hour
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UBeBot - Voice-Driven, Personalized, Avatar-Based Communicative Video Content in A/R
SessionAppy Hour
Contributors
Ari Shapiro
Anton Leuski
Event Type
Appy Hour
Photography and Recording Policies
P/V Yes
Interest Areas
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Primary Interest Areas
New Technologies
Registration Levels
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
TimeWednesday, 31 July 20195pm - 7pm
LocationSouth Hall J
DescriptionUBeBot allows you to create an expressive character in A/R that looks like you and acts out what you say. Your speech is analyzed and an animation is produced, including gestures and lip syncing. You can interact with your environment in A/R with gazing and movement.
Contributors
Ari Shapiro
Embody Digital
Anton Leuski
Embody Digital
Appy Hour
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ViVid: Depicting Dynamics in Stylized Live Photos
SessionAppy Hour
Contributors
Amir Semmo
Max Reimann
Mandy Klingbeil
Sumit Shekhar
Matthias Trapp
Jürgen Döllner
Event Type
Appy Hour
Photography and Recording Policies
P/V Yes
Interest Areas
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Primary Interest Areas
New Technologies
Registration Levels
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
TimeWednesday, 31 July 20195pm - 7pm
LocationSouth Hall J
DescriptionViVid is a mobile app that enables users to express dynamics in a stylized Live Photo. State-of-the-art convolutional neural networks are used to estimate movement in the video footage and art-direct design elements that express motion in the stylized photo, including ghosts, motion lines, and halos.
Contributors
Amir Semmo
Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH
Max Reimann
Digital Masterpieces GmbH
Mandy Klingbeil
Digital Masterpieces GmbH
Sumit Shekhar
Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH
Matthias Trapp
Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH
Jürgen Döllner
Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH
Appy Hour
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Xploro
SessionAppy Hour
Contributors
Chris Ebeling
Matt Estela
Daniel Flood
Benjamin Skinner
Andrew Bluff
Event Type
Appy Hour
Photography and Recording Policies
P/V Yes
Interest Areas
Gaming & Interactive
New Technologies
Primary Interest Areas
New Technologies
Registration Levels
XP
F
FP
S
B
E
TimeWednesday, 31 July 20195pm - 7pm
LocationSouth Hall J
DescriptionXploro is an educational game for iOS that combines augmented reality (AR) technology and spatial computing multi-user game-play mechanics. It was created by the UTS Animal Logic Academy (UTSALA) 2018 cohort to help educate children ages 8-12 in a fun and social way.
Contributors
Chris Ebeling
UTS Animal Logic Academy
Matt Estela
UTS Animal Logic Academy
Daniel Flood
UTS Animal Logic Academy
Benjamin Skinner
UTS Animal Logic Academy
Andrew Bluff
UTS Animal Logic Academy

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