A first look at Apple's new Augmented Reality features

Apple’s WWDC event is greatly anticipated in the Apple developers community every year. When it comes to the augmented reality world, we only got a quick glimpse of what is new in yesterday’s keynotes. Here is an overview of what we know so far, with more details to unravel this...

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How to convert 3D models to USDZ files using Apple's Reality Converter

Earlier this year, Apple released the tool any ARKit enthusiast has been waiting for: Reality Converter. Keep in mind this is a Beta Release as of the moment of this article.

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How to make an augmented reality decorating experience app with AR Quick Look

AR Quick Look provides a very powerful augmented reality experience with user interactions like moving/scaling the object, people occlusion and sharing of the model supported “out of the box”.

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Nodes x Hacktober Fest 2019

Getting started with Open Source projects can be daunting some times, but we hope that our local Hacktober Fest events inspired people to get more involved in this community. We organised 5 events across 5 different locations, all with their own personal vibes and here is a short recap of...

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Using USDZ for a better AR experience

ARKit 3.0 was officially released together with iOS 13.0 and it includes a lot of augmented reality goodies, such as people occlusion and motion capture. You can read about all the new features here.

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Higher order functions in Swift

Higher order functions in Swift are extremely powerful tools to have in your developer toolkit, the only issue is that it might take some time to get comfortable with them. Before we get started, let’s have a look at some important terms to know in relation with higher order functions:...

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ARKit 3 brings more power to Apple's Augmented Reality

We can already see Apple having a big lead when it comes to augmented reality and the new version of ARKit will push them even further. There are amazing opportunities for AR as a mass market E-commerce solution and we can already see big companies taking advantage of it.

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Augmented reality is here to disrupt the industry - Insights from Web Summit 2018

It has been two weeks since Web Summit took place in Lisbon, Portugal and we can still feel the energetic vibes. 3 days full of inspirational speakers, current tech trends, coffee astronauts, robots (have you seen the new social robot Furhat revealed at the summit?), diversity in tech and much...

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App accelerators

The competition in the mobile app industry gets bigger and bigger so we have to deliver better and better apps to keep the users hooked. Extra niceness goes a long way in user retention and introducing app accelerators is a great example because it’s not just about looks it’s also...

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UIGestures

Gestures are the magic behind those accelerators that can make your app more user friendly. We will now show a few examples on how to implement them in your code.

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Custom Gesture Recognizers

If you want to implement a gesture that is not already provided by Apple you can customise your own. However, they recommend using the standard gestures because users are already familiar with them, so take some time to consider if a custom gesture is the right way to go. Custom...

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