Tired of hearing about Augmented Reality? Got some bad news for you. AR is going to be increasingly visible across the tech universe. The cover story in the latest issue of WIRED is all about mirror world, a digital copy of the real world that will power Augmented Reality applications. The technical name for “mirror world” is the AR Cloud, and amid fights over who controls it and elegant futurist predictions about its impact relative to other paradigm shifters like the Internet, one thing is clear: Augmented Reality is finally being recognized as the game changer it will be, and that recognition is breaking out of siloed specialist circles and into mainstream tech consciousness. must read Augmented and virtual reality mean business: Everything you need to know An executive guide to the technology and market drivers behind the hype in AR, VR, and MR. Read More Apps will be the engine driving AR adoption for consumers and enterprise, and new tools lowering the barrier to entry to app creation for non-coders may be the shot of nitrous AR technology needs to break out of its awkward infancy. An Israeli company called WakingApp is adding visual scripting to its AR design studio. Visual scripting enables app creation with drag-and-drop nodes, which are then converted into coded design. That makes app creation relatively straightforward and should spur a wave of creativity in app design. WakingApp isn’t the first AR studio to offer visual scripting. Facebook’s Spark AR offers visual programming, for example…. [Read full story]
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