Spatial

Collaborate from anywhere in AR

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#1 Product of the WeekOctober 25, 2018
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Introducing Spatial, a brand new way to collaborate in Augmented Reality. Turn any room into an infinite workplace and remotely work together as if you were face to face. Watch the full video at https://spatial.is

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Reviews

  • squadnik
    squadnikVisual designer
    Pros: 

    I really can't find any.

    Cons: 

    unnecessary distraction in a real collaboration

    Sorry guys but it's just another cool gadget. The promo video is an unsuccessful attempt of showing the advantages of such way of communication and collaboration. Can you show a real case that helps people work on everyday basis? Does showing a moodboard or a couple of notes/ images requires such technology? I just can't see any real value of this product yet.

    squadnik has never used this product.
  • Pros: 

    cool to look at

    Cons: 

    Why should I need that?

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    Manuel Siry has never used this product.

Discussion

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Hi everybody! I'm one of the founders of Spatial. We've been working very hard on this for 2 years and just came out of stealth. We'd love to hear everybody's feedback and questions, there's a lot of details in there that we didn't explain in our first video, so we'd know what people would like us to break down in further videos. We hope you like our vision for the future of collective computing!
Laser Nite
Laser Nite@laser_nite · Hi there
@anandx This is so ridiculously cool, congrats. I'd love to see more than a promo—like a deep dive into a workflow across a phone/computer to hololens/magic leap in a single session. For VR devices is it similar to Bigscreen, or is there some extra magic with for eg. people sharing space and objects across devices? Love where this beautiful future is heading :)
Arlo Gilbert
Arlo Gilbert@arlogilbert · Founder & Angel
@anandx How much will this cost, when is it available, and what platforms will this work with? I see Hololens & MagicLeap in the video both. Very interesting.
@laser_nite Thanks for your wonderful comments! Our initial video was more about introducing our vision but there is a lot of interesting things going on under the hood we hope to break down in the future. If you have any specific questions please let us know. In VR we do a few interesting things. VR users actually have much more "room presence" of what the room looks/feels like because we align a 3d scan of the room into the space. Also the input is cleaner so we have some neat gestures as well. Thanks for the comments!
@arlogilbert Thanks! We are currently working with companies who are using this out across their organizations, pricing depends on how much customization they need. It is available for enterprise usage now. We are hardware agnostic, but AR is our primary platform so HoloLens & Magic Leap are the lead devices. Users can join from VR as well phone or our web app. In the future we are very excited about general commercial availability once AR headsets become affordable. We are starting a trusted tester program for folks with AR/VR hardware that folks can signup for here https://spatial.is/signup Hope that helps!
Eswar Anandapadmanaban
Eswar Anandapadmanaban@eswara · entrepreneur
@anandx Very Cool guys. Love the cross platform support. I'm a little unclear what this means when it says shot in real time? It doesn't quite look like that because of field of view hardware limitations. Regardless, hats off, excited for the future of well-designed spatial computing.
Alon Keren@alon_keren · Full-stack digital marketer.
Ok. We are now in the future. 👽
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
As more teams hire remote talent and build distributed teams, tools like this will become even more valuable. Of course I and others are immediately skeptical when seeing demos like this after previous hyped projects (Magic Leap comes to mind) never deliver what was promised (at least not in their first gen version). I'm curious how far out this is from consumer adoption, @anandx. Also what's the biggest hurdle to get there so far?
@rrhoover Hey Ryan! I'm a big fan of product hunt and long time user. We are very aware of the hype in the space and are also sensitive to it. For example, we took great pains to film the video in real time with people actually in Spatial and using the features. You can see some of the imperfections shine through. Regarding consumer adoption I think the main hurdle is price. I think with Spatial people are already finding ways that it can deliver productivity/collaborative benefits. But $2-3k is just out of reach for most consumers to justify the value. That's why we're starting with businesses who can afford that investment. It's our "Tesla Roadster" or "Uber Black" strategy. But we are very excited to get our technology in the hands of everyday people!
Iz
Iz@elbahnasy · Founder Gathercustomers.com
Ok Wow. a live demo of this would having people cheering 😄
Joe Anderson
Joe Anderson@anderson760 · Founder @ MightyScout
Congrats this is really really cool. Can you explain what "Shot in real time using Spatial" means? Like what am I viewing exactly, literally what someone who had the VR glasses on would see if they were watching these groups of people interact?
@anderson760 so we basically used an advanced version of Microsoft's Spectator view. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us... We basically strapped a HoloLens to a RED camera so that the camera was a "user" in the Spatial scene. We then rendered the graphics that user would see offline as a CG layer and composite it with what the RED taped. That way the camera sees the exact same thing as a user in the scene. Pretty cool process, we hope to write about it some day.
Rick Bashkoff
Rick Bashkoff@bashkoff · Working on a new venture
@anderson760 @anandx I'd love to see the write up on how you did it.