Apple will automatically become the world’s largest augmented reality platform when iOS 11 is released this September. Even though app developers have several weeks to create apps that utilize this feature, we’re already seeing some amazing apps in the making.
Apple’s ARKit was released last month during its WWDC event for developers to create AR apps. Since then, many developers were able to create some impressive apps even though they are still in their early stages.
AppleInsider highlighted the most impressive apps built so far, one of the apps is by the developer SmartPicture which was able to create an app perfect for measuring a room.
Been playing around with #ARKit lately and I’m really impressed with it! I built a little tool for laying out rooms ? pic.twitter.com/oughpP2Oxk
— Asher Vollmer (@AsherVo) July 21, 2017
Developer Asher Vollmer showed off his app via Twitter which allows users to place furniture in a space in real time and lay out rooms, similar to Ikea’s future plans.
Blobbing in the studio today w/ the Vive + ARKit. Definitely some huge mixed reality potential here. ????#arkit#vr#indiedev#gamedevpic.twitter.com/C1zANBuSrx
— Normal (@normalvr) July 10, 2017
The next app created by NormalVR is a painting and art app shows the artist wearing a HTC Vive connected to an external GPU on a Mac. The video was captured on an iPad Pro which parsing the data “AR and VR, between Mac and iOS.”
The Machines running on #ARKit powered by #UE4! https://t.co/xC4hum7dhk@EpicGames@UnrealEngine#ar#AugmentedReality@Applepic.twitter.com/5rOpUIlDuA
— Directive Games (@DirectiveGames) July 21, 2017
We saw Apple demonstrate a game running in ARKit on the Unreal Engine during its WWDC, and we can expect a lot more games using ARKit in the near future, one of those games is by the developer Directive Games which shows a glips of its game The Machines running on ARKit.
Chicago’s Trixi Studios made a 2-minute “music” video showing off the interactive app using Unity 3D’s Asset Stories.
iOS 11 is expected to be released this fall to the public, by then, we should be seeing a lot more interesting AR apps for Apple devices.
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