With the introduction of Apple ARKit, the days of the iPhone being used for such simple pleasures as browsing the internet, texting and making calls will seem archaic.
Apple’s ARKit allows you to create AR experiences for the iPhone and iPad within your existing environment. The key element of ARKit is that using Visual Inertial Odometry (VIO) ARKit tracks and maps the area around you. Combining this information with camera sensor data and CoreMotion data it detects horizontal planes like tables, chairs and the floor.
It is this tech that’s allowing developers to create amazing experiences within the real world and all without the need for a headset. Whether you want to see a robot dancing in your living room, Minecraft come to life in your kitchen or see what would happen if you added some of Apple’s CoreLocation tech into the mix, we are pretty excited.
Here are a few of our favourites so far.
Augmented Reality Minecraft
More about the project here https://discord.gg/JTXEXts
Real-time Mixed Reality ARKit/Unity rig driven by HTC Vive
Nothing normal about this https://twitter.com/normalvr
ARKit + CoreLocation = Andrew Hart’s Google Maps
ARKit + CoreLocation, part 2 pic.twitter.com/AyQiFyzlj3
— Andrew Hart (@AndrewProjDent) July 21, 2017
More about Andrew here https://twitter.com/AndrewProjDent
Beating IKEA to it
— Asher Vollmer (@AsherVo) July 21, 2017
Nice work https://twitter.com/AsherVo
ARKit Inter-dimensional Portal
Made by https://twitter.com/nedd
Measuring your kitchen
Developed by https://twitter.com/SmartPicture3D
Painting in ARKit
Making watercolours redundant https://twitter.com/laanlabs
Future of ordering food
We are hungry https://bit.ly/2stomnS
Watch this space for the RamJam offering…