Software company Taqtile has created an app for the Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset in partnership with the PGA Tour. The app creates a new way to view golf games via a 3D representation of courses and tournaments.
GeekWire got a chance to try a demo of the app:
I strapped on the HoloLens device for my demo and soon had a bird's-eye three-dimensional view of TPC Sawgrass — the course that hosts The Players Championship — which appeared on the physical wooden desk in front of me. Using my fingers to interact with the content, I was able to compare player shot data from last year's tournament, with colored lines showing individual shot patterns and an accompanying scoreboard to show me how players performed.
Microsoft and the PGA Tour announced today plans to release a number of UWP Windows 10 apps. The Seattle-based Taqtile is working on another sports-related HoloLens app, this time for the Real Madrid soccer team which also has a technology partnership with Microsoft. The app is supposed to give fans a "VIP experience", again in a 3D interface, with player stats, stadium info and more.