Apple launches new augmented reality development API ARKit


  • Smanny

    Apples ARkit has motion tracking, plus plane, lighting and scale estimations. So it won’t be very accurate like Tango. But then again, Apple’s ARkit doesn’t require any special cameras or hardware of any kind. Unlike Google’s Tango requires special cameras and hardware.

    • It’s Me

      True enough. This way more of their users can use it without having to upgrade to devices with special cameras and they aren’t left out. If and when they add those to newer phones, then so much the better.

    • ciderrules

      Apples approach is superior. It will offer a similar experience to Tango on a couple hundred million devices when iOS 11 is released. WWDC was only 3 weeks ago and developers are already jumping in on ARKit.

      Tango? All I hear are crickets, considering the extremely limited number of devices it works on.

      And as mentioned by It’s Me, future devices from Apple will very likely have extra sensors making them even more capable.

      Anyone wanting to do AR on mobile really only has one choice – iOS.