• IOS's early AR games play with perspective and pigeons

    27 days ago - By VentureBeat

    Augmented reality is one of the most talked-about features of the iOS 11 launch . When Apple unveiled its ARKit, it told developers it wanted to make iOS the “ the largest AR platform in the world .”
    Studios have published apps and games that are testing out new features and playing with the new tech, but as with virtual reality, developers will face the challenge of designing user interfaces and mechanics to fully utilize AR in an intuitive way.
    Our roundup yesterday highlighted a few of the titles that are coming out, and here are a few more that are tackling the UI challenge in...
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  • 'ARise' Is an ARKit-Made Platformer for Your iOS 11 Devices

    'ARise' Is an ARKit-Made Platformer for Your iOS 11 Devices

    27 days ago - By Touch Arcade

    Yesterday was the day that iOS devices officially welcome ARKit and, hopefully, all the augmented reality wonders that will come with it, and we've been seeing some interesting attempts by developers at making augmented reality actually matter for their games. The just-released ARise [ $2.99 ] has you guiding a tiny adventurer across all kinds of platforms as you try and reach the top, retrieve the sacred sword, and awaken the monster. As you can see from the trailer below, the game has you moving your device around to change your perspective and find the right path. And the visuals are...
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  • 5 ways iMessage is better in iOS 11

    5 ways iMessage is better in iOS 11

    27 days ago - By VentureBeat

    OPINION: With the arrival of iOS 11 Wednesday, iPhone and iPad users now have a new version of Apple's mobile iOS operating system, and it comes with a lot of new features like personalized Siri suggestions, ARKit for augmented reality apps and games, an App Store redesign, and a new version of iMessage.
    iOS 10 was the first iteration of iMessage to introduce an iMessage App Store, bringing apps, stickers, and games into conversations, and as we move from 10 to 11, there are some serious improvements to note. Here are a few things to like about the latest version of iMessage.
    Apps take up...
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  • IOS 11 Installed on 10% of Devices 24 Hours After Launch

    IOS 11 Installed on 10% of Devices 24 Hours After Launch

    27 days ago - By Mac Rumors

    Apple's newest operating system, iOS 11, is seeing slower adoption rates than iOS 10 saw during the same adoption period last year, according to data collected by analytics company Mixpanel . As of 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, 24 hours after iOS 11 was released, the OS is installed on 10.01 percent of devices.
    24 hours after iOS 10 was released last year, it was installed on 14.45 percent of devices. iOS 9, after its release in 2015, was installed on 12.60 percent of devices 24 hours after launch, and iOS 8 saw similar adoption rates in 2014.
    iOS 11 was not affected by installation issues or...
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