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Apple’s AR bet still has a lot to prove

As Apple gears up for its developer keynote conference tomorrow, one of its bigger announcements is likely to be new changes coming to its augmented reality platform. Since announcing ARKit last year,

The PGA Tour is bringing live golf courses to your coffee table via Apple’s AR platform

If you thought that televised gold was just about as technologically advanced as it was ever going to be, it’d be understandable, but you’d be oh so wrong. The PGA Tour is showcasing a new

Augmented reality developer tools startup 8th Wall raises $8 million

Mobile AR had a lot of hype heading into the rollout of ARKit and ARCore this past year, but for the most part mobile AR apps have delivered a pretty heavy thud, failing to deliver on their futuristi

Apple’s augmented reality tool kit can now detect walls and 2D images in beta

Apple is rolling out an upgrade to its augmented reality toolbox, ARKit, to developers in a beta version today. ARKit 1.5 adds a few marquee features including one big one: wall detection. Up until th

Games account for over half of the 3M+ ARKit-powered app downloads, 62% of revenue

ARKit, Apple's augmented reality framework that CEO Tim Cook recently likened to being as "dramatic" a development as the App Store itself, has now been installed more than 3 million times worldwide t

How ARKit will make more money than ARCore or Camera Effects (for now)

After the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and ARKit launches, it’s clearer than ever that Apple owns the four waves of augmented reality. But Google’s launch of ARCore has the startup CEOs, corporates and VCs

Hands-on with Snapchat’s mediocre, crashy AR art

After trekking out to the middle of Central Park to see Snapchat's newest AR feature, I can solidly say that the best part of the experience was getting to spend some time outside during a beautiful f

Surreal wants to be the one-stop shop for 3D virtual objects

Don’t expect the ARKit app rush to end any time soon. MojiLala, the betaworks-backed marketplace for emojis and emoticons, is today launching their second app. Meet Surreal, a marketplace that l

Sketchfab’s app might be the best way to try ARKit

One of the big promises with iOS 11 is ARKit. This new framework makes it much easier to look at virtual objects in the real world using augmented reality. Sketchfab has been building the biggest 3D m

How Major League Baseball is using Apple’s ARKit to increase fan engagement

Last week, I slipped away from Disrupt for a couple of hours to watch a Giants game at nearby AT&T park — or, more precisely, watch a Giants game through an iPad. It was a small gathering hosted

Here are the best ARKit apps for iOS 11 you should try right now

Apple just released iOS 11 to the public, and a big feature is ARKit, the company’s SDK that lets developers easily create cool augmented reality apps. Even though Apple announced ARKit a few mo

A new ARKit app from Houzz brings 500,000 objects to moveable life

With the launch of iOS 11 today from Apple, one of the most anticipated developments is the rush of new augmented reality apps that will be hitting the market, leveraging Apple’s new ARKit devel

Before you update to iOS 11 here’s how to check which apps won’t work

Before you hit the update button to grab iOS 11 it's worth checking which apps you'll be consigning to the digital dustbin of history. All old 32-bit apps are incompatible which means a lot of conten

IKEA Place, the retailer’s first ARKit app, creates lifelike pictures of furniture in your home

The Swedish home goods giant IKEA has been a trailblazer when it comes to applying new technology to improve its products and overall retail experience. Today, it's taking the latest step into the fu

Unity CEO John Riccitiello on Apple’s big event, privacy and the AR apps we’ll see within the year

Presumably, it would be good for business to speak onstage at an Apple event. But John Riccitiello, the CEO of Unity Technologies, says you won't see him presenting at tomorrow's Apple event, or that

AR startup CurioPets is Pokémon GO meets Tamagotchi

CurioPets, short for curious pets, is a multi-player, augmented reality pet simulator that launches tomorrow on iOS. Built with Apple's ARKit, the aim is to encourage real-world exploration -- similar

The product design challenges of AR on smartphones

AR is seductive. The more you think about it, the bigger you realize it is going to be, and the more great ideas you have that are completely new. The problem is that the tech or UX probably doesn’t

A preview of the first wave of AR apps coming to iPhones

There are a variety of reasons that people are excited about the possibilities but it’s safe to say that the number one positive that’s shared by everyone is the sheer scale of possible customers

Apple could guide you around your city using augmented reality

ARKit is one of the biggest changes in iOS 11. Under the hood, Apple is about to transform the iPhone into a very capable augmented reality device. Felix Lapalme‏ has been looking at assets in the

Escher Reality is building the backend for cross-platform mobile AR

Y Combinator-backed, MIT spin-out Escher Reality is building a cross-platform toolkit and custom backend for mobile AR developers -- aiming to lower the barrier to entry to building “compelling expe
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