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PICO Kicks Off First Dev Jam for Global Developers to Usher in a New Era in for XR

PICO, a leading VR brand with independent innovation and R&D creation capabilities, will kick off the 2023 PICO Dev Jam on 25th of Sep, its first-ever global challenge for emerging virtual reality developers

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October 5, 2023

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PICO, a leading VR brand with independent innovation and R&D creation capabilities, will kick off the 2023 PICO Dev Jam on 25th of Sep, its first-ever global challenge for emerging virtual reality developers. The competition aims to boost the XR ecosystem through the development of innovative virtual reality and mixed reality content, while also nurturing PICO’s growing community of VR developers around the world.

As the XR industry enters a new stage of openness that brings in more mixed reality components, PICO's new Dev Jam competition offers an opportunity for developers to expand their creativity and create new experiences that will chart a new course for the future of extended reality. It will challenge developers to build a new XR/MR application demo, game, tool, or experience prototype with the latest version of PICO’s developer SDK toolkit. The competition is easy to enter and is open to developers from Europe, North America, Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea and China. Developers from all backgrounds and experience levels, including university students and small-scale developers, are encouraged to take part. Registration is open as of September 25, with the submission window closing on November 11. More information, including full entry details, submission requirements and prize categories can be found on the competition's official website.

“Engaging with young developers in new and exciting ways is important to PICO as we aim to drive growth and innovation in the XR industry,” said Henry Zhou, President of PICO. “The PICO Dev Jam competition, as well as our upcoming campus road show, demonstrate our steadfast commitment to building a collaborative community of developers to take the XR experience to new heights together.”

Since the company's inception in 2015, PICO has prioritized close collaboration with developers to stay on the leading edge of the evolving XR ecosystem. In the past two years alone, PICO has invested more in XR content and has launched a highly successful platform focused on nurturing and giving back to developers and creators. Through these efforts, there are now more than 500 applications available on PICO's ever-growing content platform.

PICO continues to provide developers with a one-stop application development service, empowering developers from the dimensions of space recognition, rendering, and interaction, and helping them efficiently explore their development potential and create new experiences for users. PICO’s latest SDK, version 2.3.0, offers a host of new features

including the all-new Sense Pack, which is integrated with advanced spatial calibration and spatial anchor capabilities to give developers more capabilities to create unique MR applications and games. Another key upgrade is new hand tracking features that significantly improve hand pose interaction with more accurate finger tracking, intelligent occlusion detection, natural virtual hand representation, and stable trajectory tracking even during rapid hand movements.

Alongside the Dev Jam competition, PICO will also hold a campus tour at some of the leading engineering and technical universities in North America and Europe. At each stop of the campus tour, students will be able to attend presentations about PICO’s latest technological developments in virtual and mixed reality, as well as experience the latest products first-hand. This comes as part of PICO’s commitment to fostering the talent of university students through direct, hands-on collaboration to help accelerate innovation in the VR industry.

About PICO

Founded in March 2015, PICO is a leading VR company with independent innovation and R&D capabilities, focusing on VR all-in-one technology. Embracing a mission to bridge connections, enrich life, and release infinity, PICO is committed to building an integrated XR platform that inspires the community and empowers developers, creators, and businesses.

To learn more, visit picoxr.com.

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Founded in March 2015, PICO is a leading VR company with independent innovation and R&D capabilities, focusing on VR all-in-one technology. Embracing a mission to bridge connections, enrich life, and release infinity, PICO is committed to building an integrated XR platform that inspires the community and empowers developers, creators, and businesses.

To learn more, visit picoxr.com.

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