Putting Focus on AR Kit

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Apple’s got a new page featuring Augmented Reality iOS apps. I think that’s a good idea. When I speak with my non-geek friends about Augmented Reality, they first don’t understand what it is, and then they don’t know what it’s for. I end up rambling about education and gaming, but I do a poor job of it. 

I thought with the way that Pokemon blew up, the general public was ready to see AR in a lot more apps, but despite Apple’s powerful tools, it still feels like it is at the novelty level. The more attention Apple can put on this the technology, the better for all of us.

Also, did you know that Apple recently announced AR Kit 1.5? It adds several new features, including vertical spaces. This is notable for a few reasons. First, they are making a significant update mid OS cycle, which is unusual. Second, the number, “1.5”, implies a “2.0” isn’t far behind. Apple isn’t done with AR yet.