• How Google's AR Maps API can change the face of more than just AR gaming

    5 monthes ago - By iMore

    Google and Unity are collaborating to bring an SDK to developers that could potentially turn the real world into our gaming playground.
    At the 2018 Games Developer Conference, Google spoke about ARCore and its newly announced Google Maps API for game developers. What started with examples of how games could be played in the real world, unveiled a deeper level of possibility that I'm excited to see in the future.
    When you think about a Google Maps API, I'm sure you're thinking, "Pokémon GO." That's what I first thought. But that only scratches the surface of what this new developer cool can...
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  • Shopping on Instagram feature launches in eight more countries

    Shopping on Instagram feature launches in eight more countries

    5 monthes ago - By Phone Arena

    It's always about the money. No matter what some young kid who dropped out of college says when he launches his new app, the goal is monetization. After all, it is what makes the world go round. And when Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion back in 2012, the big question was how would Facebook turn a profit on the acquisition? Courting advertisers was one solution, and offering subscribers a way to purchase merchandise directly from the app was another revenue producing idea.
    Instagram started testing this shopping feature back in 2016. Products are tagged in photos posted on the ...
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  • Google ARCore Support Expands Massively With New AR Apps & Games

    Google ARCore Support Expands Massively With New AR Apps & Games

    5 monthes ago - By Android Headlines

    Google has now announced a number of new ARCore-based apps are becoming available through the Google Play Store. The announcement was made today to time with both the 2018 Game Developers Conference held in San Francisco, California, and the ShopTalk Retail and e-commerce conference currently underway in Las Vegas, Nevada. The reason the announcement chimes with both events is due to Google confirming in excess of sixty augmented reality apps are being released, with some focusing on gaming and others on retail. In addition to a few other apps which are more about creativity than anything...
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  • Google goes big on ARCore with a host of new augmented reality apps and games

    Google goes big on ARCore with a host of new augmented reality apps and games

    5 monthes ago - By Tech Radar

    Get ready for a veritable tidal wave of augmented reality apps coming to your Android phone. Google announced during GDC 2018 that 60-plus ARCore apps are landing on the Google Play Store today, boosting the lineup of already available Android AR apps and games. As a refresh, ARCore is the Google platform that lets developers create augmented reality experiences for Android phones. Using a phone's camera, the app tracks your position in real-time and places digitally rendered objects onto the real world, making for even more immersive experiences. Today's news comes a few weeks after...
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  • Google's ‘Just a Line' AR app lets you draw on the world around you w/ ARCore

    Google's ‘Just a Line' AR app lets you draw on the world around you w/ ARCore

    5 monthes ago - By 9to5Google

    Whenever it has new tech, Google generally comes up with some crazy experiments to go along with it. This week we've seen a ton of new development in ARCore , and that includes a fun new app directly from Google itself...
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