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Apple ARKit
A framework to create Augmented Reality experiences for iOS

57 Alternatives 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.

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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.
54 Alternatives to Snap Art

Google's answer to Apples ARKit

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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.
23 Alternatives to Google ARCore

Create AR experiences for your online store

Introducing Shopify AR - everything a merchant needs to create augmented reality shopping experiences for their customers shopping on Safari in iOS12. Check out how some merchants are already using it:

https://www.purecycles.com/products/urban-commuter-bike?variant=36496640074

https://shophorne.com/products/signal-zig-zag-floor-lamp-si433

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TechCrunch
Shopify is leaning on phone-based AR to make online purchases look a little more lifelike for users. The Canadian commerce company announced today that they have added support for AR Quick Look, one of Apple's new features from ARKit 2 which will be going live with iOS12 later today. Merchant...
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Today, we're announcing Shopify AR: an accessible toolkit for businesses to create their own AR experiences, including our services marketplace of 3D modelling partners, the 3D Warehouse App to store your models, and an easy way to add AR Quick Look support to your store.
13 Alternatives to Shopify AR

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.).

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

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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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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

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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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Control your iOS device using your eyes

Hawkeye Access lets you control your iOS device using your eyes. Browse any website, hands-free, all through eye movements. For people with motor impairments, this makes browsing the web much easier!

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Uncrate
People with motor impairments may not have the easiest time controlling their phones with their fingers, and lord knows Siri can't do everything. Hawkeye Access is a new ARKit-based app that lets you control things using nothing but your eyes....
VentureBeat
Hawkeye Labs is launching a new app, Access by Hawkeye Labs, that can let anyone control their iPhone or iPad using just their eyes. It is aimed at people who may have limited mobility or be unable to control devices with their hands.
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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.

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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
10 Alternatives to Amazon Sumerian

Create reactive AR apps without code

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.

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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.
8 Alternatives to Asteroid

Easy and simple way to create floor plans

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

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

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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.
16 Alternatives to Augmented Reality stack

Developing Augmented Reality is complicated but designing it shouldn't be! We want you to prototype AR content in minutes, then share those creations with the rest of the community to remix and learn from.

Dedicated to simplifying AR design - no coding or 3D skills are required, just a browser, a modern smartphone and optionally an idea.

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