Apple AR Hiring Increases to 33 Positions Since Last Year

· Andrew Orr · Link

Last May Apple had one AR job position open. It gradually increased to five by the end of 2018. Now, Apple AR hiring has increased to 33 open positions.

The hiring upswing is a clear sign that the Cupertino tech giant is looking to make AR a major part of its mobile iOS devices moving forward…Of the current 33 openings, the extreme majority — 30 — are located at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters.

Augmented Reality, Practical Robots, and Modern Cabling, with John Kheit - ACM 505

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

Apple Context Machine Logo

Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit don their futurist caps and look for the killer app in Augmented Reality. Spoiler: they have different ideas on what form it might take. They also explore the near-term future of practical robots, starting with today’s vacuumbots. They cap the show looking at the slow pace of progress when it comes to modern cabling. Let’s get that Cat 8 and 40 GB/s throughput!

How to Use iOS 12's Measure App

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

iOS 12 is out, and there’s a new app that gets installed with it—Measure. This’ll let you use augmented reality to get measurements on pretty much anything you can point your camera at, and we think it’s awesome!

Awesome ARKit is a Big List of ARKit Projects and Resources

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Over on GitHub there is a curated list of ARKit projects and resources called Awesome ARKit. ARKit is Apple’s technology to enable augmented reality experiences for Apple devices. In this list you’ll find apps, tutorials, projects, and resources. Some of the tutorials include using ARKit with Metal, importing 3D models for ARKit, building an ARKit application with Unity, and a bunch more. Cool projects include ARSolarPlay, Boxify, ARPaint, cARd, pARtfolio, Measure, Ruler, and more. It’s a great list and I recommend you check it out, especially the list of ARKit apps.

Awesome ARKit is a Big List of ARKit Projects and Resources

Apple to Announce Shared AR Experience Feature at WWDC 2018

· Jeff Gamet · News

iOS 11.3 ARKit 1.5

A new rumor is out just ahead of next weeks Worldwide Developer Conference keynote presentation: ARKit is going to add the ability to let two people see the same virtual scene at the same time.

Play Holochess with ARKit on Your iPhone with Star Wars: Jedi Challenges

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges for the iPhone and iPad just got a cool update that lets you play holochess without Lenovo’s Mirage AR headset. The new update takes advantage of ARKit and your iPhone or iPad’s camera so you can play in your livingroom, or anywhere else you have enough room to walk around the virtual holochess board. Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is free, and the new holochess mode requires an ARKit-compatible iPhone or iPad.

Play Holochess with ARKit on Your iPhone with Star Wars: Jedi Challenges

This iPhone Portable Hole Uses ARKit Face Tracking to Fool Your Eyes

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

The iPhone X portable home, by @algomystic

Wow! Check out this portable hole app, posted to Twitter as a video by ΛLGΘMΨSΓIC (that’s @algomystic). According to the tweet, it was built with the Unity Engine, and uses ARKit’s Face Tracking feature to fool your eye. The app itself is in review at the App Store. I can’t wait to check it out!

Google Brings Its 'ARCore' to 100 Million Android Devices

· Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

ARCore Demo from Google

This is essentially Google’s answer to Apple’s ARKit, and Bryan Chaffin can’t help but think it illustrates Apple’s advantage and Google’s disadvantages in the smartphone business.

App Store ARKit Enabled Apps Top 2,000

· Jeff Gamet · News

augmented reality examples in iOS 11 ARKit

In the four months iOS 11 and its ARKit have been available, more than 2,000 apps using the augmented reality feature have been released on the App Store.

Apple Releases iOS 11.3 Developer Beta

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

iOS 11.4 developer beta

Apple’s first developer beta for iOS 11.3 is out with new Animoji, improved ARKit and HomeKit, Business Chat, and more. A public beta is coming soon.