The past two years or so have made it abundantly clear that augmented reality is going to play a major role in the next decade of consumer technology. For those who aren’t particularly familiar with it just yet, augmented reality (or AR) is like a version of virtual reality that takes place in the real world. While VR takes users completely into simulated environments, AR merely makes interactive visuals appear in the world around us. It’s simpler, on the surface – but we may in fact be in the process of learning that it has more practical applications than VR.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a short list of things you ought to know about the tech moving forward.
Right Now, It Needs Phones
At the moment, AR relies almost entirely on smarphones, and specifically those running on Android and iOS systems. This is because Android and iOS … Read more