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Over 13 Million ARKit-Only Apps Downloaded in First 6 Months

According to the latest Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data, over 13 million downloads of augmented reality apps built entirely using Apple’s ARKit framework have been observed in the first 6 months of ARKit’s release. The data also shows that these installs were led by Games, with share of ARKit-only game downloads growing substantially from 35% to 47%. The...

Toronto Designer Shows Off AR IKEA Instruction Manual App on iPhone X [VIDEO]

Everybody has a love-hate relationship with IKEA furniture. They love to buy it, but they hate putting it together. Which is why Toronto designer Adam Pickard has come up with an augmented reality (AR) app to make things better. Called AssembleAR, the app idea—which is not available for download—shows users life-size images of how to...

Seedling’s Parker Augmented Reality Bear Debuts in Canada at Apple Stores

Apple has exclusively launched Seedling’s Parker the Bear at Apple Stores in Canada and online. But this isn’t just the normal bear, but rather Parker now activates augmented reality effects on your iPhone or iPad, to let your child learn an interactive world of doctor play. Parker is soft and plush and does not contain...

ARKit-Based IKEA Place for iOS Now Available: Virtual Decorate Your Home

Back in June, Apple and IKEA announced the latter would be developing an augmented reality (AR) furniture shopping app, built upon the iPhone maker’s ARKit framework. The new app is finally available, called IKEA Place. The app allows you to virtual decorate any room in your home. Here’s how IKEA says it works: - Scan...

Apple Updates ARKit Resources for Developers, Includes Sample Code

On Tuesday, Apple refreshed its developer portal with new information about ARKit, including sample code and AR-specific entries in its Human Interface Guidelines for iOS. Announced through Apple's developer webpage, the new assets added to the ARKit audio and interactive content. Developers can download the code to explore ARKit's capabilities prior to its launch with iOS 11 this fall. In...

ARKit Dev Recreates ’80s Classic ‘Take On Me’ by A-Ha in AR

Ever since Apple announced ARKit we've seen plenty of excellent examples of what it can do. Now, one of the coolest applications of the technology has been discovered: a faithful recreation of the groundbreaking '80s animated video "Take On Me" by A-Ha. Mobile development team TRIXI Studios has been experimenting with a beta version of the upcoming...

Try Out Tesla Model 3 in Your Driveway with this iOS 11 ARKit Demo

Jelmer Verhoog, a Tesla Model 3 reservation holder from Norway, has developed a new configurator that allows you to take the new sedan and place it in your driveway, or anywhere else you might want (via Redmond Pie). The configurator lets you change the color of the vehicle, make its lights flash and even have it drive...

Apple Will Use ARKit as Foundation for Smart Glasses: UBS Analyst

UBS analyst Steven Milunovich has issued an investor note today, where he claims that Apple will released a pair of smart glasses, perhaps called "iGlass". Echoing previous reports, Milunovich said that the device will be loaded with advanced sensors and technologies. These technologies will presumably first appear on the iPhone and then make their way into...