Virtual Reality. Augmented Reality. Moverio is a playground for Innovation.

Virtual and Augmented Reality Solutions are exciting new frontiers for application development. From unbeatable personal entertainment, to applications that streamline the workday, developing for the Moverio will help tech shape the future. 

Epson invites developers in this Second Round to dive into the development of their exciting consumer and enterprise applications. Create a new solution, or prove your existing application will enhance the Moverio experence.  Epson needs your imagination and efforts to bring virtual and augmented reality to the forefront of the technology space.

The “Epson Moverio Develop the Future App Challenge” began on November 17th, 2014. Over three rounds, developers will have the chance to compete for their share of over $30,000 in cash and prizes.  Winners will also gain key promotional exposure for their apps through Epson’s global marketing channels.

Ready to get started? Check out the requirements below.

Developers located in USA or Canada are invited to submit applications that detail your Moverio app in two different categories:

  • Best Consumer App (Augmented Reality/Gaming)
  • Best Enterprise App  (Distribution/Manufacturing/Medical/Other) 

Also allowed are any existing Unity 3D apps that could be converted and customized for the Moverio Smart Glasses platform using the available Epson Moverio Unity 3D plug-in.

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Details and Prizes

Round 2 (Submission Period Ends 5pm PST March 19th, 2015)

In Round 2, the Round 1 finalists and any new applicants will be invited to compete again for more prizes and exposure. Apps submitted in Round 2 must also include screen shots and a basic description of their application.  The applicant may also include an optional short demo video (hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku), highlighting the functionality of the final submission.  All apps must also be submitted to the Epson Moverio App Market by the submission deadline (see Official Rules for details).

Existing Apps: Existing apps may be entered, as long as the submitted application was not funded or compensated, partially or fully, by Epson for its development AND as long as the application was not distributed on the Epson Moverio App store before November 1, 2014. Also allowed are any Unity 3D apps that are converted and customized for the Moverio Smart Glasses platform using the available Epson Moverio Unity 3D plug-in.

Language: Apps must have English language support and may offer multilingual support that includes English.

Judges will select the top 4 applications (2 in each category). Those four winners will receive a total of $2,000 in additional prize money to further final development of their app and submit for consideration of winning the grand prize.


Finally, in Round 3, winners of Round 2 will be invited to compete for two final grand prizes (one winner from each of the two categories). Round 2 winners will have several weeks to revise and improve their app and resubmit for consideration for the grand prize.

Apps submitted in Round 3 must include a short demo video (hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku) that walks through the main functionality of the solution via screencase or video for the final submission. The apps must also be resubmitted to Epson’s Moverio Apps Market for release. Note: Certification and Epson Moverio app market release timing may vary depending on the app and when it’s submitted for certification review.

These two grand prize winners will each receive $5500. Grand prize winners will be announced on April 15th, 2015. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$8,000 in prizes

ROUND 2 - Best Consumer Augmented Reality/Gaming Finalists $4,000 (2)

At completion of Round 2, two (2) winners will win $2000 and be invited to compete for the GRAND PRIZE for the Consumer category

ROUND 2 - Best Enterprise Application Finalists $4,000 (2)

At completion of Round 2, two (2) winners will win $2000 and be invited to compete for the GRAND PRIZE for the Enterprise category

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Round 2:

  1. (Round 1 Winners and any New Applicants) Walk through the Official Rules to confirm you meet all eligibility requirements.
  2. (New Applicants) Register on to access the submission form and start your draft.
  3. (New Applicants) Visit the following Resource page and register to become an Epson Moverio developer and get access to the developer resources for Moverio.
  4. Create a short description of your proposed Moverio app and bio about the individual or organization. Screen shots or design comps as well as a pitch video can optionally be submitted. Participants are encouraged to submit entry materials in English or include an English translation or subtitles.
  5. Submit your app by 3/19/2015: message with your app name and preferred contact information so we may process your application and expedite the process of posting to the Moverio Apps Marketplace for you**
  6. Fill out your submission form including all required fields and submit!


  1. Only the (4) Round 2 winners will be invited to participate and complete their app submissions for the winning Grand Prize.
  2. Resubmit your app to the Epson Moverio Apps Market before the deadline date.
  3. Fill out your submission form including all required fields and submit!


1.  First Round Submission Period: 9:00am PST USA, Nov 17th, 2014 - 5:00pm PST USA on January 16th, 2015.

2.  Judging Period (first round): January 16th, 2015 – January 23rd, 2015

      (8)  winners announced: on or about January 23rd, 2015.

3.  Second Round Submission Period: 10:00am PST USA, January 17th – 5:00pm PST USA, March 19th, 2015.

4.  Judging Period (second round): March 19th, 2015 April 1st, 2015.

      (4) Winners announced: on or about April 1st, 2015.

5.  Third Round Submission Period: 10:00am PST USA, April 2nd, 2015 – 5:00pm PST USA, April 13th, 2015

6.  Judging Period (third round): 5:00pm PST USA April 13th, 2015 to 5:00pm PST April 15th, 2015

      (2) Grand Prize Winners Announced: 5:00pm PST April 15th

*All timing is subject to change at “Prelaunch’s” sole discretion. In such an event, an announcement will be posted on the Challenge Website.

 **Those applicants with sensitive concepts or technology may request to submit their apps privately. Please message with this request and a support agent will provide further information. 


Eric Mizufuka

Eric Mizufuka
Senior Manager Epson America Moverio

Judging Criteria

  • Uniqueness
  • Commercial Potential
  • Functionality
  • Usability
  • Design

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