Recently browsing through the app store, I have been noticing a fair number of virtual pet apps - like "my taking dogs" or "my taking toms". The reason why these apps are popular is simple: kids love how they work and adults have already had something similar when they were young, thus making it a pleasure to take a stroll down memory lane.
I have heard of those little devices called Tamagotchi, which was one of the first versions of virtual pet apps.
I was recently involved in a project that got me to spend considerable time with Microsoft Hololens, which led to the thought of building a holographic pet.
Key considerations are :
- Simple 3D pet character.
- Interactive - Hand-based interactions like petting.
- Voice commands - response based on calls
- Have the ability to change to different characters and
To get started, I made this simple video to demonstrate what's to come!