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Escher Reality is building the backend for cross-platform mobile AR

The potential of mobile augmented reality is clear. Last summer Pokemon Go gave a glimpse of just how big this craze could be, as thousands of excited humans converged on parks, bus stops and other locations around the world to chase virtual monsters through the lens of their smartphones. Apple was also watching. And this summer the company signaled its own conviction in the technology by announcing ARKit: a developer toolkit to support iOS developers to build augmented reality apps. CEO Tim Cook said iOS will become the worlds biggest…

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Someone made the Take On Me music video come to life with AR and its glorious

SOMEONE BUILT THAT IN ARKIT. A hand beckons you into its world; step through the portal, and everything your couch, your lamp, even the people on the other side of the portal turns animated, a window back into the real world hanging in the air behind you. Built by Chip Sineni and the Chicago-based AR development team at Trixi Studios, its a wonderful proof-of-concept as to just how crazy ARKit stuff can get. Think about it: All this stuff is bubbling up while iOS 11 and thus ARKit is still…

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