Newsletter September 11, 2019

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Mobile AR

Prayash Thapa

By Prayash Thapa, Developer

The rise of spatial computing in recent years has led to a boom in AR, VR, and MR technologies, but has left many disappointed due to its slow adoption rate. New paradigms of computing are rarely enough to drive adoption, but considering the technology is already available in the phones in our pockets, many companies are looking to integrate AR experiences into their offerings. Whether to support e-commerce operations, or to create unique branding and marketing experiences, it’s undeniable that mobile AR is gaining traction. The tools and frameworks for building robust AR content are only getting easier with Apple and Google integrating key spatial features into their SDKs. We can expect mobile AR to keep evolving over the next few years.

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  2. 2. Creating AR apps in Unity: the latest tips and resources With AR Foundation and the software architecture it leverages, Unity developers now have a common API which supports core functionality for ARCore, ARKit, and future platforms. ARCore and ARKit each offer a mix platform-unique features, as well as common ones. With AR Foundation and the platform-specific SDKs, you have everything you need in Unity to author AR content, plus and an expanding collection of in-depth learning resources.
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