Magic Leap has promised that it will ship with the mixed-reality headset by the end of summer, and developers will depend on content. New additions to the Developer's Guide show us what the operating system will look like. The verdict: It looks pretty good.
It's impossible to say if Magic Leap One's user interface is a success, just through screenshots. Interaction is the key, and it could turn out that a menu we always need is hidden under three layers of headache, but we can say it looks clean, attractive, and functional. TechCrunch pointed out the Developer Guide updates for the first time, and their observation that Magic Leap seems to avoid unnecessary 3D elements in its interface is outstanding. The company tends to be simpler, rather than making any "innovative" gestures.
With the magic promises of Magic Leap and the disappointing delivery, it's a little praise to say that its operating system looks good, but big products like the Apple TV and the Xbox One have notoriously found a way to make such an essential part of the game Product mess up. Magic Leap features bold icons, clear ease of use, and plenty of UI space.
The home screen displays some unknown icons that could be proprietary apps, and the guide contains a plethora of best practices that ultimately make Magic Leap Aesthetically how developers choose to follow them or ignore them. Usability issues like "making easy paths backwards and forwards," "showing active objects," and "making actions clear" sound obvious, but it's important that developers keep them all in mind when the big Magic Leap plan comes to fruition Creating a New Approach (19459025)
These images are more than likely screenshots or mockups, but after years of getting nothing from Magic Leap, we're taking everything we can get.
Custom loaders are provided for system and app loading. In the above example, you can see one of the many ways in which the environment withdraws from view, based on what you are doing.
I would not say that the design is consistent, but that's understandable because the magic of Leap One is to cover everything from simple web browsing to 3D design, simple productivity and immersive gaming. You can see that the blur in this system menu is heavier than the dark spot on the loading screen, because in one case you need to focus on your options; On the other hand, you just have to be aware that something is happening.
The System Menu sample also shows you one of the many gesture controls that make Microsoft similar to its mixed-reality devices. Design and branding will be very important to Magic Leap to distinguish themselves from others – this is where Microsoft differs from the fact that many people still think it's vaporware.
You seem to be able to create a Mii-style avatar, and friendships are highlighted in some of the screen grabs, as well as fairly average-looking media galleries.
Of course, everyone wants to see more interactive video game madness before your eyes start to glaze, here's a shot of a ray gun blasting a robot.
Another layer of the interface is the option for persistent apps in your environment. Assuming that the device is worn regularly in the office or at home, as Magic Leap intended, you can add surreal graphic details to your environment or place a handy clock or weather app on a table.