Hololens Development

How to develop for the Hololens:

Hololens development requires 3D development tools in addition to both coding and design skills. What development tools you use depend on the type of application you want to build and your development skills. Buildwagon is an online 3D development platform specifically built for Hololens development in JavaScript.

Buildwagon 3D platform

The Hololens development platform buildwagon consists of the following components:

buildwagon Hololens Online Editor

The buildwagon online editor is an web based editor to easily write your Hololens Javascript code using any web browser.

buildwagon Hololens Library

The buildwagon hololens library contains a set of components that will help you jumpstart your development process.

buildwagon Hololens Viewer

The buildwagon Hololens viewer is an app to view the result of your development instantly on the Hololens or on your browser, no need to build or deploy.

  buildwagon Hololens Online Editor

You can easily develop for the Hololens directly on your browser
No need to install anything.

buildwagon editor

The online code editor available on the buildwagon platform allows you to write code in Javascript and view the results either on the same screen or directly on the Hololens.
Your code is hosted on the cloud, which allows multiple developers to collaborate on the same project from different locations around the globe.

You can try an example of the buildwagom Hololens online editor and buildwagon Hololens emulator yourself by following this link: Hololens Emulator or you can signup for free for the full version here: buildwagon signup

  buildwagon Hololens Library

You can quickly get started with the development on buildwagon by using ready made components.

buildwagon Hololens Library

Holobuild library

Our Hololens development library, holobuild, provides you with ready-made components to expedite your creation process and gives you access to Hololens special features.

We live in a world where time is the most precious resource of all. You can now cut through the hassle and realize your visions in no-time.

You can check our HoloBuild library yourself by following this link: buildwagon Holobuild Library

  buildwagon Hololens Viewer

You can directly view the results of your code on your Hololens
No need to build or deploy.

Start the buildwagon viewer app on the Hololens, enter your project address, and click go. Your hololens buildwagon project will launch on your hololens. If you update your buildwagon project code, just bloom on the hololens and press "go" again on the buildwagon app for the updated code to launch again.
Check the below video for a demo:

You can check the source code of this example by following this link: Earth 3D and you can try it using the online emulator or using your Hololens

Signup for the Hololens Development Platform

A Hololens use case app

A use case demonstrating the buildwagon hololens development capabilities.

You can check our online Hololens development tutorial by following this link: Hololens Development Tutorial

Happy Hololens Developers

Join hundreds of satisfied developers using our hololens development platform globally.

buildwagon review 1

I am mainly developing web applications, that's why I like buildwagon very much :) The user experience is very smooth.

buildwagon review 2

I've literally never programmed in javascript before or done hololens development, so it is going very smoothly on this platform.

buildwagon review 3

buildwagon allows me not to worry about the machine capability for the development tools. Here we do not download anything, we just need a pc with a web browser. The documentation is quite easy to understand.


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Hololens Development

Jump on the bandwagon of Hololens Development

We created the buildwagon platform to help us develop for the Hololens, we thought it might help you too.

Microsoft Hololens is the first self-contained, holographic computer, enabling you to engage with your digital content and interact with holograms in the world around you, in what is described as mixed reality experience.

As technology pioneers, we wanted to create Hololens applications and be among the first to experiment with the new technology, but we realized that the process was costly, time consuming, and complicated. So we made it simple and fast.

buildwagon allows you to create and experiment with Hololens solutions in a timely manner.
Our clients, are now creating and customizing their own Hololens solutions, and putting it to market within days.

Simply because buildwagon allows developers to create hololens applications using the very simple language of Javascript, which is accessible to most developers. Our platform is cloud based, accessible from all browsers, and requires a minimal learning curve.

hololens POC

buildwagon advantages

Why develope with buildwagon?

  • There is almost no learning curve to get started developing on buildwagon.
  • You can start developing on buildwagon using any computer that can run a browser.
  • You don’t even need a Hololens to get started on buildwagon.
  • You just write your code on buildwagon and check the result on the Hololens or your browser instantly.
  • With buildwagon you can benefit from a short develop-build-test time.
  • Web developers can build hololens apps on buildwagon the same way they build web applications using JavaScript.
  • You gain all the benefits of the web when developing with buildwagon: making your application searchable, linkable with low friction no installation required.
  • You can share your buildwagon built app with anyone by sending them just the project link.
  • With buildwagon you have actually a support line: the people who built the platform will help you with your development problems.
  • You have less things to worry about, as the buildwagon platform is built for Hololens development in specific.
  • Buildwagon is not a generic game development platform which means it has smaller base code, and a lower memory usage compared to other engines.

Built with buildwagon

Amazing Hololens applications are being built with buildwagon. Get started on your own with our growing collection of examples.


holobuild library


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Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? We've got answers. If you have some other questions, see our documentation or contact us.

What programming language do I need to know to develop Hololens apps?

For our Hololens development platform, you only need to know Javascript to develop on buildwagon. For development using other languages, check our Hololens Development guide.

What tools do I need to get started?

Just a web browser. The buildwagon Hololens development environment provides you with an online code editor to write your JavaScript code and a Hololens web emulator to view your code results.

How do I run my code on a Hololens device?

We provide a Hololens application that will allow you to browse to your project from within the Hololens (buildwagon app). You can also package your code into your own Hololens application (buildwagon Packager Feature).

What is the Hololens development recommended specs?

For our Hololens development environment, there are no minimum requirements in terms of system specs. Any computer that can run a browser supporting webGL test here.

How to develop for the Hololens on a Mac?

The buildwagon Hololens development environment enables you to develop for the Hololens just with a browser, you will be able to develop on a Mac.

How to learn Hololens development?

The easiest way is to follow the Hololens development tutorial.

Which cloud service is buildwagon using?

We are azure based, buildwagon @ Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Where are you listed?

We are listed at the Microsoft AppSource

Where can I check for the most common Hololens Use Cases?

The following link will give you an idea of the most beneficial Hololens Use Cases Hololens Use Cases

I have other questions about the Hololens?

Check our FAQ about the Hololens

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