HoloLens Reviewer Score: ★★★☆☆

Download this app from the Microsoft Store. Download size is 17 MB.

Editor’s Review

Even though just a demo for an air traffic controller, this is one of those apps that you’ve got to see at least once on the HoloLens. Airplanes flying various flight paths surround the user, arriving and departing from the Amsterdam airport.  This is a really great way to visualize flight data in all the beauty of 3D.

Drawbacks (keeping in mind this is a demo) – there are no instructions or hints along the way.  Nothing much happens when clicking on the airplanes, and the flight speed is far too slow; we want to see flights zipping along – would be nice to be able to “speed up” time.

Publisher’s Description
Shows air traffic around Schiphol Amsterdam (AMS) airport in a AR environment. It shows historical data in an 7 hour loop. This data is accessed from remote location so the app potentially supports live data.

An airplane can be selected by Air Traffic Controllers by air tapping them to focus it and bring to attention to other ATCs using this app. This app is intended to be use in envisioning sessions with customers and Microsoft to show the possibilities of HoloLens VR in ATC environments, large scale aerial combat, shipping, etc.

Hint – the church can be air tapped as well 🙂

 Scoring Matrix
Criteria Notes Score
User Interface No guide or menu or instructions ★★☆☆☆
Graphics/3D Modeling Quality Airplanes look realistic, but there’s not much else to look at. ★★★☆☆
Idea Execution Great concept demo. ★★★★☆
Amount of Content There are only 5-8 planes visible at any one time, not much to see or do ★★☆☆☆
Wow Factor Really nice way to visualize activity around an airport.  This could easily be made into a game too! ★★★☆☆