AR and ARKit: What you need to know for iPhone and iPad!

AR and ARKit: What you need to know for iPhone and iPad!


Apple is doing cool things with Augmented Reality. Here’s why you should care.

Augmented Reality isn’t a new technology, but as our phones and tablets become more powerful, the limits to what is possible have started to melt away. With Apple jumping into AR, there are a few additional reasons to get excited. Our FAQ will walk you through everything you need to know right now, and how to prepare for your AR future!

What’s new with ARKit?

August 30, 2017: Apple shares ARKit Human interface guidelines

Apple has updated its Human Interface Guidelines to include a section for designing ARKit apps. The augmented reality guidelines outline the optimal way for users to interact with virtual objects, how such objects should be placed, and the language developers should use when trying to guide users in performing a task.

August 29, 2017: Developers show off their ARKit projects to Apple

Apple recently invited a group of developers to its Cupertino campus to show off the projects that they’ve created using ARKit. As noted by The Verge, developers were on hand from Ikea, AMC, Giphy, and more.

But it’s sometimes the fun, toy-like technologies that give way to more serious use cases, which is probably why Apple seems to determined to show off other demonstrations of AR apps that will roll out with iOS 11 next month. Half a dozen app developers gathered on Apple’s campus in Cupertino, Calif. yesterday to demo their upcoming AR apps and talk about their development processes, including big brand names like Ikea, The Food Network, AMC TV, Giphy, and more.

CNET, as part of its preview, went into some of the aspcts of how exactly…



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