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Overstock executive named cochair of VRARA Retail Committee
Friday, January 12, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Months after Overstock.com, announced the launch of its augmented reality (AR) feature within its iOS shopping app, the organization’s senior vice president of software engineering, Amit Goyal, was named as the chair to VR/AR Association (VRARA)’s global retail and e-commerce committee. Along with Goyal’s responsibility as chair, he will serve as president of the newly ...
Developing in AR with Thyng
Monday, November 6, 2017 by Richard Harris
Augmented reality (AR) has gotten a lot of attention of late, with Apple and Google respectively launching ARKit and ARCore to help mobile app developers embrace AR. Well-known brands like Ikea and Strava have deployed ARKit apps, and many app developers are contemplating building AR elements into existing apps or coding new AR apps from scratch.In Chicago, startup Thyn...
Learning ARKit for the average iOS developer
Monday, November 6, 2017 by Angela Yu
Augmented Reality is not new and developers already have tools to create augmented reality (AR) apps. But with Apple’s brand-new ARKit, we’re going to see a massive shift in the landscape as this new framework simplifies the process of building AR experiences for iPhone and iPad. With ARKit in their arsenal, developers are presented with a golden opportunity a...
ARCam augmented reality App launched by Cheetah Mobile
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 by Richard Harris
Cheetah Mobile Inc. has announced their latest app, ARCam, which allows users to create a 3D moment by inserting augmented reality features into photos and videos. ARCam was built on Apple’s ARKit introduced with iOS 11 and is available now for download at ARCam App Store.“ARCam is a new, streamlined app that allows people to have more fun with their phone camera than e...
wrnch debuts latest AR tech at Augmented World Expo 2017
Friday, June 2, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Computer vision start up, wrnch, uses deep learning to turn your smartphone into a motion capture device and find people in the pixels.Motion capture is the process of digitizing human form and movement. Professional motion capture systems have revolutionized movies, video games, VR, sports analytics and clinical medicine. Up until now, motion capture was expensive, lim...
Sony SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED E1 Now Available
Thursday, April 9, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Sony’s SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 is now available for sale in ten different countries including the US. The eyeglasses enable augmented reality and hands-free use cases made possible through Sony’s holographic waveguide technology, which enables super thin augmented reality lenses with high transparency and excellent brightness.Developers can create a...