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.
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.
These days everything from your mobile phone to desktop PC will most likely have an internet connection. This means you you can send an email, collaborate on a document or share a photo between almost any device using the myriad of web services that are available today. But printers are still stuck in a time when private networks reigned supreme, when it was rare that devices would be connected to the internet. This means printing a document from outside that network is convoluted process at best, and for most people it is just not possible. Google is looking to change that with Google Cloud Print.
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."