Bose AR @ Company Challenge applications open (awarding up to $50k in prizes)

Company teamed up with Bose AR to launch a new Challenge searching for the best storytellers, audiophiles and developers to tap into Bose AR’s SDK to create the next best ideas in Audio.

Bose AR is an incredibly exciting platform that adds an AR layer of spatialized audio to the world. Bose AR combines the power of sensor-driven wearable audio products, mobile devices, and integrated apps, unlocking the potential to experience fundamentally new ways to commute, travel, exercise,  learn, play, and more by augmenting your world with content for your ears instead of your eyes.

The SDK is available to developers and has been featured in apps from Coachella, Golf Shot, Otocast and others. Recently at SXSW users enjoyed early demos with iHeartRadio, Headspace, New Balance, and more are already in development. Our favorite part: their first AR “Heads up, hands-free” products are as stylish as they are functional  – sunglasses that rival the top brands, and of course, the newest Bose headphones (my QC35 II’s just got a lot more mileage).

Across four workshops in April, we’ve had over 80 incredible entrepreneurs, students and executives join together to begin building their own ideas. Ideas ranged from a multiplayer scavenger hunt throughout New York City, to a spatial conference call for remote workers, to a mental health advocate that sends special notes from friends and family depending on where you are, to an underwater educational game for snorkeling travelers in the Caribbean.

Developer participants from a recent workshop

Call for submissions is open. We want to hear your ideas!  All applications (on iOS, Android or Unity) are due May 22nd.

We will select up to 15 finalists to pitch to a panel of expert judges live at Company HQ on June 12th. You will compete for cash prizes up to $50,000 and a chance to have your live app demo’ed!

More info about Company and Bose AR here

Apply to the Bose AR @ Company challenge here

Join us at the Live Event June 12 by RSVPing here

Other Questions? Curiosities? Reach us at BOSE@COMPANY.CO