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Although usage for the product has significantly decreased since its introduction at Google I/O, and Google is no longer actively building the Google VR SDK, Google believes Google Cardboard provides a great deal of value to the budding VR industry.
The video game industry is expected to top $150 billion this year. Developers wishing to enhance gaming experiences can find hundreds of games APIs in ProgrammableWeb's directory. Here is a list of notable video game and game related APIs that are popular with our readers and staff.
Edgybees recently announced its Augmented Reality Ground Underlying System (Argus). Argus is an API kit that allows users to overlay real time video footage with geospatial data, and other data points. The API kit is software only which makes it easily deployable and supported cross platform.
The W3C, an international standards organization for the Web, has just announced the first public working draft for the WebXR Device API. This new specification will move toward establishing standards for support of virtual reality and augmented reality devices on the Web.
The Cognitive Computing section of our Most Interesting APIs in 2018 series includes APIs from categories such as AI, ML, Recognition, Predictions, Sentiment and more that aim to make computers think like computers. Dozens of APIs were added in these areas this past year, here are some highlights.
Google wants your augmented reality environment to look good. They key to AR's magic, says Google, is the way it merges the real with the unreal. In order to truly transport users into a new experience, objects and spaces need to look as real as possible. That's why it updated ARCore and Sceneform.
Amazon just made setting reminders with Alexa a lot easier. The Reminders API allows developers to include reminders within a particular skill in three simple steps. Prior to the Reminders API, customers needed to remember to create the right skill at the right time to get a specific reminder.
Last week Google announced updates to both ARCore, as well as Sceneform, a 3D rendering library that can be used to create 3d scenes in AR and non-AR applications alike. Sceneform gains the ability to load gITF models at runtime, while ARCore sees the addition of point cloud IDs.
Amazon has introduced a Python version of its SDK for Alexa Skills Kit in beta. The Python SDK adds to the Java and Node.js versions which are now generally available. Through the SDK, Python developers can handle requests, build responses, manage attributes, and make Alexa API calls.
Google has added a new AR API, the WebXR Hit Test API, to Chrome Canary, the version of Chrome where it tests bleeding edge, experimental functionality. The API is designed to "[help] immersive web code place objects in the real world" and provides a single API that performs a raycast.
In hopes of making it easy to experience augmented reality, uSens, a provider of computer-vision tracking solutions for augmented and virtual reality, announced the beta of its uSensAR Hand Tracking SDK. The SDK allows developers to create AI and skeletal hand tracking content for the smartphone,
Open source mapping firm Mapbox has announced new Vision SDK designed to help developers build AR navigation experiences, such as iOS and Android-based heads-up displays, by "bridging the phone, the camera, and the automobile." The Mapbox Vision SDK takes advantage of ARM's Project Trillium AI tech.
According to a report published by TechCrunch, Snapchat is secretly planning to launch a developer platform, its first ever. Dubbed Snapkit, prototypes of the platform suggest it will give developers access to Snap's camera software so that they can integrate it into their applications.
Mapbox continues to enhance mapping features designed for gaming in the AR space with new features to its Maps Unity SDK. Specifically, Mapbox has added new features to points of interest and augmented reality to the latest version of the SDK. Mapbox will demonstrate next week at its Locate event.
Amazon has announced the general availability of its Sumerian AWS service, a solution for building virtual reality, augmented reality and 3D applications. According to Amazon, Sumerian requires no special skills to use and is "the fastest and easiest way to create VR, AR, and 3D experiences."
Twenty-One APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Cryptocurrency, Video, Chat, and Air Travel. Highlighted today is an API for cross application social engagement for games, and an API that predicts the best time to buy airline tickets.
This article is part of a multi-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2017. Cognitive Computing APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
Google has released the Google Poly API which developers can use to search for, download, and use 3D objects and scenes in AR/VR applications. The API is read-only and provides a list of 3D assets with many filters such as keyword, category, asset type, popularity, and complexity.
Twilio has introduced two new APIs for enabling multi-user augmented reality (AR) applications; the DataTrack API and the Media Sync API. The APIs allow developers to build apps that provide a more immersive environment for users and an AR experience that immediately reacts to changes.
Apple this week released the Golden Master of iOS 11, watchOS 4.0, and tvOS 11. These penultimate builds mean Apple's yearly updates are nearly done. Devs need to be aware of some important changes to the code base. Further, Apple wants to see some ARKIt augmented reality apps ready by Sept 19.