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Aris AR and ARKit

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:09 pm
by rick
Since Apple launches it's ARKit platform, Augmented Reality is in focus, it feels like AR is the future and it will change everything.
But, I just wanna know what is the difference between Aris AR and ARKit and what is the future of both?

Re: Aris AR and ARKit

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:17 pm
by chrish
AR is a funny word. As most often used, it refers to a visual mechanic, whereby real feeds and virtual or informational feeds are layered. AR view in ARIS (via vuphoria) and ARKit focus on this, but in different ways. Vuforia is based around image recognition though not always flat geometry, and using media to integrate, while ARKit is based on spatial geometry and animation that uses those scaffolds from the real world. There are more general definitions of AR (Pokemon Go mostly works using GPS for example), which ARIS also incorporates.

So there is some difference in the media environments created, but maybe more importantly, who can make use of them. ARIS is for everyone. My student used the available tutorials and forum posts to figure out ARview on his own with no technical background. ARKit is for iOS developers.