Here, AR stands for Augmented Reality, an interactive method showcasing digital information with the addition of sound, simulations, visual effects, etc. VR stands for Virtual Reality, a technology that helps create a realistic virtual environment or simulation.
Since the beginning with the constant approach in the development of technology, there is no denial in the fact that both Augmented Reality and virtual reality have emerged as two of the key promising technologies. The tech of AR/VR has left a lasting influence on people all around the world and has also successfully piqued the interest of marketers, entrepreneurs, businesses, etc. to invest in AR/VR development. On that note, the app development of AR/VR can be achieved by using different prominent development platforms like:
- Apple ARKit
Developed and introduced by Apple, ARKit is Apple’s Augmented Reality dev tool kit that helps AR/VR developers build high-detailed AR experience for iOS powered devices like iPhone, macOS, iPad, and others.
Apple ARKit runs and can be used on Apple’s A9, A10, and A11 Bionic processors. The devices working under these three bionic processors are all the iPhone models above 6s, all iPad Pro models, etc.
Developed by Unity Technologies, announced, and released by Apple Inc. Worldwide developer Unity is one of the most prominent VR platforms used for creating VR content. Offered by Unity there are several tools that bring creative vision to life like:
- HDRP: Used to create, achieve realistic and stunning graphics.
- XR Interaction toolkit: Used to add interactivity in your VR apps.
- Spatial Audio: Used to add virtual environments with integrated support for ambisonic audio clips, full-sphere sound, etc
Launched back in 2008, by an Australian software development company Wikitude is used to develop AR mobile apps Wikitude is a one-stop-shop for creating and testing AR targets. Wikitude offers an easy drag&drop tool that eases the usage of the platform; it helps add, delete, edit the target images. Wikitude is used to develop AR apps for iOS, Android, and smart glasses devices.
The platform is considered flexible and offers several development features like building apps for smart glasses, importing and rendering 3D objects, building image recognition features, and using the studio to add, delete, and manage virtual objects whenever needed.
ARCore is used by different VR/AR Apps Development Companies to seamlessly blend the digital and physical world and build new augmented reality experiences both for android and iOS devices. ARCore offers different tech which can be used to embed, track, and recognize the virtual content.
Using ARCore SDK can help track the phone’s motion, estimate the lighting, work with Java, create 3D objects, and others.
Considered as one of the handiest and fastest AR app development platforms Kudan is used by developers to avail different features like creating high-quality 3D graphics, map scaling, tracking, geolocation definitions, etc. Apart from offering several features, Kudan is operable on two platforms iOS and android that limits the developer’s capabilities to some extent.