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Holo: an app that will allow you to take very funny videos with holograms

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  • $ 27 million investment for Holo
  • Holo allows you to take photos and videos with holograms
  • Holo is, for the moment, only compatible with Tango

The technology of holograms never ceases to fascinate. 8i therefore aims to market an application for smartphones that will add a hologram to your environment and then take a snapshot or video. It is thus possible to take a picture with a zombie, film yourself with King Kong or even wake up with a Mexican mariachi who sings you a serenade.



$ 27 million investment for Holo

The technology developed by 8i for its Holo application has been so popular that renowned investors such as “Time Warner” or “Verizon Venture” have invested the total sum of $ 27 million to complete this app. “Baidu Venture” is also part of the investors and this is the first time that the group has invested in a project outside the land of the rising sun.

The technology developed by 8i for its Holo application is called “”. It allows you to create a three-dimensional hologram and place it in any environment in a very realistic way.

Holo allows you to take photos and videos with holograms

The mixed reality app Holo allows you to place an animated 3-dimensional hologram in its environment. Then the user is free to imagine a staging or a small scenario featuring him with the animated hologram. The beta version of the app is currently being tested with a reduced number of holograms made available by 8i. According to the group, the tests conducted with the beta are aimed at "".



The result is particularly impressive as you can see in the video below. This probably explains why investors did not hesitate before taking out their checkbook. The staging allows you to take unusual shots or even very funny videos. There is no doubt that the application is promised a great success and the pictures and videos should flourish on social networks.


Holo is, for the moment, only compatible with Tango

For the time being, the application is only compatible with smartphones that accept Google's augmented reality technology, Tango. However, the company evokes a possible future compatibility with other phones on which Tango is not available.


Until then, the New Zealand company is mainly focusing on optimizing the 3D rendering of its holograms. The release of Holo is scheduled for this year but no specific date has yet been put forward by 8i.



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