Monthly Archives: September 2017
So, here we are at the official war of the Apple’s AR apps and Google’s ARCore. Well, the war between Apple and Google has been here for quite a while and this is war is a constructive one and not a destructive one. Both tech giants are always in competition with one another and this is a blessing for the users of both Android and Apple. Competition Thrive both to come up with constant innovations and thrill the users.
The news of ARKit rolled out back in the Apple’s conference. Apple developers confidently showed the AR framework and what’s coming up for the users ahead. The demos we have been seeing the floating cat, fancy car, fidget spinner on iPhones are stunning. This stuff is astounding, isn’t it? This seems to be like the toy type things but this is actually the biggest upcoming sensation. Big brands are involved to showcase their AR work like The Food network, IKea, Giphy and AMC TV.
Apple’s User Base Can be A Game Changer
Some of the big UK based brands discussed on how easy it was to create an ARKit app. Sometimes it can be done in just a time period of 6 to 8 weeks. Several technical capabilities have been opened up with ARKit. All the herds of iPhone app development company said the similar set of things and even Apple users believe that AR is going to transform the app world. This entire event happened just at the time when Google was on the verge of launching its ARCore, an entirely new framework that can expand AR reach of the Google in an entirely revamped manner. If there is any time for the war to begin then it is right now.
The best visible example of the AR war is the Google’s Tango AR platform and the Apple’s furniture app. With these apps, you can make use of the camera of the app and take the measurement of the space around and take the feel of choosing the furniture item and placing it in whichever corner of the room you want. You can click on the furniture piece and can get an idea of how much space it will cover in your room and how is it going to look with AR apps. The biggest advantage of ARKit of Apple is that it will run easily on any device having an A9 processor support and IOS 11 features. Developers have to pay focus on this while indulging in iPhone app development. This means that approach of Google AR is different as Android runs on devices of every size and specification. Google has been working on AR Tango since 2013 and is in the league of developing software and hardware which phone manufacturers might need to for supporting advanced AR.
ARCore has Been Launched on Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S8
Google cannot stay back when Apple is advancing so much and hence it has come up with ARCore similar to Apple’s ARKit. This is basically a built-in AR platform for the developers. ARCore is now available on Samsung Galaxy 8 phones and on Google Pixel. Currently, Google has also its hands on two AR web browser, one of them will make use of ARCore and the another one will run on IOS and will be supporting ARKit.
Some improvements are on the way occurring with Apple ARKit. It is working on the feature called world tracking which is basically a technique named visual inertial odometry. Majority of the phones have integrated 2D experience as in Pokemon Go. What we are talking about at the moment is upsurged 3D AR experience.