Alternative products to Apple ARKit

Apple ARKit

A framework to create Augmented Reality experiences for iOS

47 alternative and related products to Apple ARKit

Snapchat is launching an augmented reality platform that allows people to pin art in specific locations so other users can see it. Arts can apply to have their art featured on the platform.

TechCrunch
Snapchat plans to launch a new augmented reality art platform featuring pop artist Jeff Koons and others. It will allow art to be pinned to specific locations in augmented reality so users can see it when they hold up their phones in the right spot.
42 Alternatives to Snap Art

Google's answer to Apples ARKit

TechCrunch
In a couple weeks, Apple will release ARKit with iOS11 and, overnight, hundreds of millions of Apple devices will become augmented reality-capable machines, giving developers a sort of new mobile gold rush to find their niche and capitalize on the platform Apple CEO Tim Cook has called "big and profound."
VentureBeat
Google today launched a preview of ARCore, an Android software development kit (SDK) that brings augmented reality to existing and future Android phones without requiring additional sensors or hardware. Developers can download the SDK now and start creating new AR experiences on Android.
19 Alternatives to Google ARCore

SketchAR

Start drawing easily using augmented reality

SketchAR puts virtual images on paper to let you trace drawings from your phone. SketchAR is for those who have always wanted but have never been able to draw. Also, the app is designed for professional artists as a simple and convenient way to trace sketches onto any desired surface (e.g., canvas, wall, etc.).

ArchDaily
The ability to draw well is one of the most coveted skills in architecture. Unfortunately for those without an innate gift for sketching, it's also one of the most difficult to learn-even if it can, contrary to popular opinion, be learned with commitment and practice.
UploadVR
Update: This article originally published on January 6th, 2017 but as of today, April 18th, 2017, SketchAR is officially available for free on the iOS App Store. Download it today and get to drawing! Original: Augmented reality's potential is immense.
Co.Design
You may not know or care about Project Tango, Google's depth-sensing camera system, which can map augmented reality visuals onto the real world. You may not care about the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro smartphone, which is the first consumer smartphone to have Tango baked right in, either.
Gizmodo
Have you ever dreamed about impressing the people around your neighborhood with preachy Banksy-inspired graffiti? SketchAR is an augmented reality drawing app that uses a smartphone and its camera to let you trace images. And when used with a device that supports Google's Project Tango technology, suddenly anyone can become a tagger who doesn't suck.
Wired
Wired Next Fest, che cosa è successo durante la giornata dell'intelligenza artificiale Il corto Hyper-Reality di Keiichi Matsuda mostra che aspetto potrebbe avere il nostro futuro prossimo Bandi e incentivi promossi dalla Regione stimolano ricerca e sviluppo. E, come dimostrato dalle startup presenti al digital day di...
The Verge
There's a lot of tracing naysayers out there who say it's "cheating," or that it doesn't actually help you learn to draw, but I beg to differ. The best way to learn to draw is by doing, and if it...
24 Alternatives to SketchAR

Snapchat Lens Studio is an AR development platform for anybody to build magical Augmented Reality experiences. Make your own dancing hot dog 🌭🕺

TechCrunch
Snapchat is finally opening up so outside developers can help it offer infinite augmented reality experiences beyond those it designs in-house. Today Snap launches the Lens Studio AR developer tool for desktops so anyone can create World Lenses that place interactive, imaginary 3D objects in your photos and videos.
Recode
Snap is opening up its augmented reality platform to everyone on Thursday. That means anyone with some graphic design and photoshop skills can now create AR features for Snapchat's camera. It could be something as basic as a photo frame that users can add around their photos, or something as complicated as a hotdog that's break dancing on your kitchen table.
Mashable
Snap is opening up to more creators. The self-proclaimed camera company released Lens Studio on Thursday as a way for developers to build augmented-reality experiences for Snapchat. The tool, available as a desktop app on Mac and Windows, is similar to Facebook's AR studio, released earlier this week.
Snap
Today, we're announcing Lens Studio - a new way for anyone to create Lenses for the Snapchat community!
YouTube
The World is your Canvas. Create, publish, and share magical augmented reality experiences with Lens Studio for Windows and Mac. Download now! https://lensstudio.snapchat.com/
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TweetReality

The first AR client for Twitter

Enjoy Twitter with an Augmented Reality experience!

-Features-

* Timeline

* Search tweets

* Mentions

* Profile

* Write tweets

* Reply to tweets

* Like and Retweet

* Share

* 3D Experience - requires a VR headset

* Mute, Block, Report Integrated

The Verge
I like Twitter. Tweeting helps me formulate thoughts in a unique way, and despite the company's many missteps, I think it's a net positive addition to my life. That should make me a good target audience for TweetReality: an augmented reality app, based on Apple's ARKit, that puts your Twitter feed in the real world.
Digital Trends
If the future entails everyone clad in glasses mixing reality and digitizations, what will future social media platforms look like? That's the question iOS developer Oscar Falmer asked when he started development for TweetReality, the first app to put Twitter inside an augmented reality space.
The Next Web
Twitter in augmented reality is exactly as cool as it sounds. TweetReality brings tweets, search, mentions, profiles and all your favorite features and displays them neatly on a virtual screen that overlays your iPhone or iPad display (sorry Android fans). Navigating is a bit different, but fairly straightforward and intuitive.
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Amazon Sumerian

A cloud platform to create VR, AR, and 3D experiences

Amazon Sumerian lets you create and run virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and 3D applications quickly and easily without requiring any specialized programming or 3D graphics expertise.

VentureBeat
Amazon is jumping onto the augmented and virtual reality bandwagon with the launch of Sumerian, a new application that's supposed to help make it easier for people to develop 3D experiences for a wide variety of platforms. It's a browser-based tool that's available in limited preview today.
TechCrunch
We'd heard months ago that Amazon would be using its Re:Invent AWS event to roll out some a new service related to building in mixed reality - augmented reality and virtual reality. And on the eve of the conference kicking off, it's done just that.
Road to VR
Amazon today announced a new developer tool at its annual AWS re:Invent that aims to make creating web-based applications for VR/AR and traditional monitors even easier. Called Sumerian, the tool is capable of publishing 3D content to any browser that supports WebGL or WebVR graphics rendering, including Daydream, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and iOS mobile device… See more
9 Alternatives to Amazon Sumerian

An augmented reality dev tool for creating 3D apps that react to their environment - no scripting required.

Use imported CoreML models & 3D assets to build reactions to what the phone senses. A "reaction" notices something happening via the camera, and triggers something happening in 3D. AR apps in Asteroid are made by layering these reactions.

Medium
Asteroid is a augmented reality dev tool for creating 3D apps that react to their environment. It lets you create ARKit scenes that can be exported as Xcode projects that are ready to run on your iOS device. Download and Install To get started with Asteroid, all you need to do is download the Mac app.
Medium
Apple's new presentation at WWDC really focused the future of AR and what it is possible to build. It's an exciting time for what may be the next computing platform. The potential to build the next Pokemon Go has many newcomers to AR development looking for a place to get started.
5 Alternatives to Asteroid

Floor Planner

Easy and simple way to create floor plans

Floorplanner is the easiest and best-looking way to create and share interactive floorplans online.

Lifehacker
Web site Floorplanner is a web-based floor planning application that creates complex layouts to help you design the layout of any room in your home. Floorplanner runs in Flash and employs a simple drag-and-drop interface to customize virtually anything you can imagine, making it fairly easy to replicate any room (to scale, even) and try out different layouts… See more
8 Alternatives to Floor Planner

Augmented Reality stack

A curated directory of AR resources & tools

Augmented Reality stack is an all-in-one curated directory for your AR needs

Medium
One of the first things we set out to do when creating NEXTREALITY was to created a resources section to help people from all expert levels get started with augmented reality. We're really excited to announce today that we have released our augmented reality resources section to help with AR design, coding, marketing, funding, communities and more.
14 Alternatives to Augmented Reality stack

Surreal AR

Add realistic augmented reality objects to photos & videos

Surreal is an ARKit powered augmented reality app allowing people to experience advanced augmented reality through realistic animated and 3D objects in the real world.

TechCrunch
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 lets users buy virtual objects. The app opens up to an outward-facing camera and lets users choose animated virtual objects, which they can place in a photo or video.
12 Alternatives to Surreal AR

Mira Prism

Minimalist, untethered, smartphone-powered AR headset

Business Insider
Most college kids around their senior year look for internships or a killer beach house for the summer. Not the founders of Mira. As their fourth year at the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy at the University of Southern California approached, they were working on prototypes and seeking funding for a new device they hoped would supercharge the young and … See more
The Verge
When I first put on the Mira Prism augmented reality headset, I was skeptical. AR is a proven concept in fields like surgery and mechanics, but nobody's made a good pair of glasses for everyday use. They're not cheap enough, they're not sleek enough, and there's not enough to do on them.
20 Alternatives to Mira Prism

Cubit

Measure in augmented reality.

Cubit lets you measure distances with its Ruler tool and visualize the size of objects with its Box tool. It's an augmented reality (AR) measuring toolbox.

Emily Hodgins- Community and Marketing, Product Hunt
Not tried this one out yet but looks perfect for getting accurate idea of what an object will look once in your house. It's so easy to assume things will be too big /small even when you have the measurements. Wish these apps had been around when I moved house last year!
13 Alternatives to Cubit

Escher Reality

The most advanced Augmented Reality API

TechCrunch
The potential of mobile augmented reality is clear. Last summer Pokemon Go gave a glimpse of just how big this craze could be, as thousands of excited humans converged on parks, bus stops and other locations around the world to chase virtual monsters through the lens of their smartphones.
4 Alternatives to Escher Reality

Experience Twitter with Augmented Reality in Android!!

Look at the wall in front of you. How will you like if tweets suddenly started appearing on it? If this sounds exciting to you, then download the app right away.

To make sure you don’t miss any tweet from your favourite Twitter people, we have crafted a nice solution with a AR twist to it.

GetMovil Play Store, Root Android
De vez en cuando, nos encontramos en play store con algunas aplicaciones que salen tanto de lo normal que sencillamente es imposible no referirse a ellas. En esta ocasión es el caso de Tweetility, un cliente de Twitter como los hay cientos, pero que destaca por la particularidad de aprovechar la tecnología de realidad aumentada.
WWWhat's new? - Aplicaciones, marketing y noticias en la web
A finales del pasado año os presentamos a TweetReality, el primer cliente de Twitter bajo Realidad Aumentada para iOS. Ahora toca dar paso al primer cliente de Twitter bajo Realidad Aumentada para teléfonos Android.
8 Alternatives to Tweetility

Pemoji

AR video app which lets you place your Bitmoji in real space

Pemoji allows you to create fun videos by placing your avatar, Bitmoji, in the real world. All you need to do is to sign in with Snapchat account and it will give you full access to your Bitmoji stickers. You can now fill your friend's room with your Bitmoji and ride your pet with Bitmoji. Fill your space with your Bitmoji and go crazy!

4 Alternatives to Pemoji

AR Tool Belt

A set of augmented-reality handyman tools (for iOS 11)

AR Tool Belt extends the augmented-reality features of iOS 11 and ARKit to provide a selection of tools for the pro or DIY handyman.

Emily Hodgins- Community and Marketing, Product Hunt
This looks like a super handy tool for using around the home. I like that they plan to add a new tool each month as well.
19 Alternatives to AR Tool Belt

Nexto

Replace boring audio guides with games & puzzles

Interactive location based AR storytelling for cultural tourism destinations.

Nexto enables creation of engaging location based narratives that turn the visitor experience of cultural tourism destinations (museums, nature parks, historic cities, archeological sites ...) into gamified adventures with elements of augmented reality.

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TechCrunch
What if you could play with landmarks instead of just touring them? Nexto is turning audio guides into games to make sightseeing more interactive. Launching today as part of TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 's Battlefield competition, Nexto is partnering with tourist destinations to help them attract more visitors and earn more money to fund culture.
11 Alternatives to Nexto

ViroCore is SceneKit for Android developers. ViroCore enables Java developers to rapidly build AR and VR applications using familiar Android tools. ViroCore is free, with no limits on distribution. Sign up for an API key and start developing your AR/VR apps today -> https://viromedia.com/signup/

xda-developers
Virtual reality has been in the spotlight for a few years now with enthusiast products like the HTC Vive as well as more mainstream options such as the Gear VR and Google Daydream. Lately, we've seen renewed interest in augmented reality with Google recently launching ARCore.
virohq
We are very excited to introduce two new products to help accelerate AR/VR development on Android. ViroCore - a SceneKit equivalent for Android enabling native AR/VR development using Java. ViroReact: ARCore support - we added ARCore support for ViroReact. Developers can now build cross platform AR/VR apps across Android and iOS using a single code base.
9 Alternatives to ViroCore

MIX

The smallest AR glasses with immersive 96° FoV

Augmented Reality glasses compatible with SteamVR.

WonderHowTo
China-based virtual reality headset maker ANTVR has decided to enter the augmented reality space, and to do so it's launching its headset on Kickstarter. The company claims that its new Mix AR device has a field of view that surpasses the Meta 2, the HoloLens, and others within a smaller form factor and at a fraction of the price.
VentureBeat
Chinese virtual reality headset maker AntVR told VentureBeat today that it will debut Mix, its first augmented reality headset, through a Kickstarter campaign in May. The company will start pricing at $500, and pitch Mix as a superior yet less expensive alternative to Microsoft's $3,000 HoloLens.
7 Alternatives to MIX

Mozilla’s WebXR Viewer is an augmented reality (AR) viewer that lets you create and run AR experiences built with web technologies and ARKit.

The Next Web
Mozilla has launched its first ever augmented reality app for iOS. The company, best known for its Firefox browser, wants to create an avenue for developers to build augmented reality experiences using open web technologies, WebXR, and Apple's ARKit framework. This latest effort from Mozilla is called WebXR Viewer.
11 Alternatives to WebXR Viewer

Waypoint EDU

Educational geocaching with an AR twist

Waypoint EDU is a fun, educational augmented-reality geocaching game for classrooms and families.

- Teachers (or parents) use Waypoint EDU to create engaging augmented reality geocaches (“Hunts”).

- Setting up a Hunt is very simple – enter a few details, draw a Playfield directly on the map, and enter quiz questions for your curriculum.

App Store
Learn about New Ways to Learn: Art and Culture on App Store.
Daringfireball
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2 Alternatives to Waypoint EDU

BBC Civilisations AR

Bring art and culture from across the world to you

Bring art and culture from across the world to you with this BBC Augmented Reality app. Explore beneath the surface of Renaissance masterpieces and discover the secrets of ancient Egypt. Augmented reality needs a modern smartphone to work. You’ll find out if yours is compatible in the app stores.

Bbc
Today sees the exciting launch of Civilisations, a landmark BBC Two series, which tells the story of art from the dawn of human history to the present day, for the first time on a global scale. In addition to the linear television programme there is a strong digital proposition led by BBC Research & Development and BBC Arts.
10 Alternatives to BBC Civilisations AR

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