Apple has launched an AR Cloud to allow precise location-based augmented reality experiences. But there’s a caveat: it’s only available in 5 US cities (Miami, LA, San Francisco, Chicago and New York). But at least Apple has put a stake in the ground: they are now officially an
The summer of 2020 will be remembered for a lot of things. Augmented reality probably won’t be one of them. And yet if this was any other time, the hype machine would be clicking into high gear and we’d be hearing about waves of VC investments and reading
Matt Miesnieks, former co-founder and CEO of 6D.ai, thinks it will take time for the spatial computing industry to adopt the standards being pursued by the Open AR Cloud Association and the more open ecosystem providers like Google.. “We used to joke that standards are for the losers,” said
Apple Glasses could take photos. But they might not have a camera. The ‘design brief’ for the new wearable device ISN’T to create augmented reality glasses [https://shodu.net/apple-doesnt-care-about-augmented-reality-heres-why/] , but to a) disrupt EYE GLASSES (a $138B market) and b) simply create a pair of glasses that are
The Augmented Reality Cloud is creating a ‘digital twin’ of the physical world. Physical places are being scanned, anchors are being set, the relationship between objects are being mapped. But should physical objects and spaces have “rights”? When you can easily overlay digital content on a physical object, does the
Unreal recently announced [https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/unreal-engine-4-25-released] support for Azure Spatial Anchors [https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/spatial-anchors/] with the release of Version 4.25. At first glance, the announcement might seem like it most neatly ties into their additional support for Microsoft’s Hololens. But
Matterport lets you scan a 3D space, annotate it and share it with friends. They recently launched [https://matterport.com/blog/future-space-palm-your-hand] support for iPhones and you can download the app and give it a spin. If nothing else it’s a chance to visualize part of the augmented reality
The AR Cloud will unleash new capabilities by creating a 1:1 map of the physical world. It promises to help turn the physical world into a digital interface and operating system. It’s perhaps the last frontier between here and ubiquitous computing: information systems present in everything around us.