With Layar SDK, developers can implement interactive printing to Android and iOS applications. This kit includes the Layar Vision tool and the Geo Location functionality with the aim to present Augmented Reality to the user. Some of the content supported includes 3D models, animations, HTML widgets, image carousels, and augmented reality videos. The SDK is free for 30 days until a Key is purchased.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives took to the main stage at the company's F8 Developer Conference to share their plans for enabling Facebook's various platforms for a type of shared augmented reality that was clearly inspired by the way Pokemon Go leverages a smartphone's camera.
Canon, HP, Samsung Electronics and Xerox have announced the launch of the Mopria Alliance, a brand new non-profit membership organization that was created to promote and increase the accessibility of wireless printing from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The need for printing functionality to be possible from a wide range of devices has led to an increase in the number of available printing APIs. At the time of this writing, there are 45 printing APIs listed in the ProgrammableWeb API directory.
With the introduction of low cost 3D printers like Makerbot, 3D printing has exploded in areas ranging from art to architecture. This increase in popularity of 3D printers, and 3D modeling software like SketchUp is democratizing manufacturing and making 3D printing accessible by the masses.