Apple to offer Augmented Reality

Until the Apple product named ARKit hits the market, Hola, an app developed by a VR/AR company called 8i, will hog the limelight.

Holograms are three-dimensional objects, either people or animals which can be downloaded and placed to the real world.
Since the news of Apple incorporating Augmented Reality (AR) to mobile operating system started doing the rounds, excitement levels have gone up. Until the Apple product named ARKit hits the market, Hola, an app developed by a VR/AR company called 8i, will hog the limelight. Hola helps the user place ‘holograms’ in their world.

Holograms are three-dimensional objects, either people or animals which can be downloaded and placed to the real world. But when you move around, it need not come with you.

The Verge writes about the flipside: “The objects can’t interact with the world you’re placing them into. The app isn’t recognising surfaces or mapping the world, it’s just remembering generally where you placed the object so that if you turn away or move around, the hologram stays relatively put. This is fine if you’re placing things in an open area.”

ARKit is defined as the “framework that allows you to easily create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad.” It was mentioned along with the announcement of iOS 11 at WWDC.

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Author: The Round

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