Ljubljana, Slovenia – Since the dawn of civilisation men observed the nature, followed its cycles and tried to measure time. Many societies had a round perception of time, therefore their calendars were illustrated in a round form. However, creating a truly feasible calendar in circular shape only became possible with the emergence of digital computers and touchscreen technology, which would enable the user to perpetually traverse the timeline in any direction, by directly spinning the calendar.
In 2012 such a calendar was made for the first time by HedgeHog Team, in the form of a mobile app named CircleTime, which is available for Apple iOS devices. The product received an innovation award by Slovenian Chamber of Commerce, and has since gained thousands of users across the globe, who have recognised the value of circular time presentation. Although the touchscreen with its many supported gestures enables unprecedented ways of interaction, it is essentially still a screen, with all the constraints of a physical object.
Today the HedgeHogs are set on placing another milestone by announcing a round spinning calendar that is freed from such limitations – a calendar set in the augmented reality that will allow a truly natural way of exploring time in three dimensions. The project is currently in development for the Microsoft’s HoloLens platform, with further plans to adapt it for similar devices like the rumoured Apple VR.
“Seeing the round calendar as a 3D hologram makes it very apparent just how useful and complete the circular format is,” said Dejan Durini, one of developers of the new calendar.
HedgeHog, an independent software developer for iOS applications, is located in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and was formed in 2010 by Dejan Durini. Copyright (C) 2016 HedgeHog. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Microsoft, Encarta, MSN, and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.