Hello everyone.

We have decided to phase out the Mixed Reality Forums over the next few months in favor of other ways to connect with us.

The first way we want to connect with you is our mixed reality developer program, which you can sign up for at https://aka.ms/IWantMR.

The plan between now and the beginning of May is to clean up old, unanswered questions that are no longer relevant. The forums will remain open and usable.

On May 1st we will be locking the forums to new posts and replies. They will remain available for another three months for the purposes of searching them, and then they will be closed altogether on August 1st.

So, where does that leave our awesome community to ask questions? Well, there are a few places we want to engage with you. For technical questions, please use Stack Overflow, and tag your questions using either hololens or windows-mixed-reality. If you want to join in discussions, please do so in the HoloDevelopers Slack, which you can join by going to https://aka.ms/holodevelopers. And always feel free to hit us up on Twitter @MxdRealityDev.

A million dollar idea for Hololens. Is there anyway to profit from the idea?

So basicly I have, atlas in my mind, a pretty good idea for an app for hololens. I would buy it in a heartbeat. Is it possible to somehow, I don't know, "register" the idea and let someone else do the actual design? I'm so excited about my idea that probably sooner or later will just blurt it out but for now the idea of profiting from it also interest me.



  • I don't think we're equipped to give legal or financial advice. :) A list of agencies who have been creating apps for HoloLens is listed on the commercial site for HoloLens. You could consider contacting them and seeing what they charge.

    This post provided as-is with no warranties and confers no rights. Using information provided is done at own risk.

    (Daddy, what does 'now formatting drive C:' mean?)

  • @FoxMulder: the world is full of great ideas - the tricky part is designing and building the application, marketing and supporting it.

    It's important to be realistic - application developers are often contacted by people with pitches like yours - great ideas that just "need someone to build it". If you really think the idea is that great - raise the money and hire a team to build it for you. If you're not willing to put your money on the line, then you shouldn't expect others to put in their time.

    Director of Innovation, Helios Interactive

  • I believe that a lot of great ideas are born in the minds of creative people that aren't necessarily capable of making them real. The real question to be asked is: Is there a known path to follow in order to achieve profits out of the idea and if so what is it?

    • Can I sell my app to users, if I'd invest in building it? how does it work?
    • if my app causes thousands of people to buy HoloLens systems would I be rewarded in any way?
    • what is my incentive to actually pursue the idea into development?
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