Digest of fresh materials from the world of AR-technology

    Today we have prepared a selection of interesting news from the field of augmented reality and AR-technologies.


    Google, together with Coursera, opened courses on developing AR-applications from scratch

    Google launches a curriculum for developing applications in augmented reality and using the ARCore framework on the Coursera platform. The course is free and focused on novice developers who are not familiar with the sphere of AR. Of course, this is not a disinterested gesture by Google; with the help of the program, the corporation wants to make the ARCore platform and the Android OS an attractive alternative to Apple and its ARKit .


    AR changes the fashion industry

    Every year, billions of dollars are returned by customers in the form of clothes that didn’t fit them, as many online retailers today offer this opportunity for free. If you look at world statistics, the scale of this phenomenon will surprise you. The Body Labs report shows a figure of $ 62 billion - the cost of all returned clothing in the world in 2015.

    If it's free for buyers, then the retailer assumes shipping charges. In addition, refunds are detrimental to the environment due to the waste of additional resources required for checking, repacking and transporting goods to the warehouse.
    According to the Financial Times reportfor 2016, clothing passes on average through 7 hands before it is sold. The retailer pays for delivery double and even triple the price. These problems can be solved with the help of augmented reality.

    Today, with the help of AR-technology, buyers can see how the clothes look on them. You do not need to form a huge online order, choosing at the same time several sizes and colors of the same thing. With the help of duality, you can easily choose the style of clothing you need, accessories and shoes.

    Ahead of the whole planet is Zara, which is the first to introduce AR into the fashion industry. A couple of years ago, they developed software for the selection of clothes and created AR mirrors for fitting.

    In Sweden, testing modern AR-navigation stations

    One of the leading railway operators in Sweden is testing an AR application that helps passengers navigate the busiest railway stations in the country.


    Passengers just need to download the application, scan the QR code, enter the desired direction and turn on the smartphone camera. On the screen they will see digital signs leading to their destination and additional important information about the route.

    The release of the AR-game "The Walking Dead"

    Next Games Studio and AMC TV channel announced that the mobile game with augmented reality based on the “The Walking Dead” series will be released on July 12. The Walking Dead: Our World will be released on iOs and Android and will resemble Pokemon Go.

    Players will create their characters, be able to team up with other players and save the survivors from the zombie apocalypse. The game will be the characters of the series - Rick, Daryl and Michonn. Fighting zombies can be at home, without leaving your bed, at work and in any convenient place.


    National Geographic and Aryzon open the first AR-planetarium in Canada

    On June 23, National Geographic opened the doors to visitors to the world's first open-air planetarium. The planetarium is located in Canadian Quebec. AR content superimposed on the night sky will replace traditional projection systems.

    Visitors to ObservEtoiles will receive the Aryzon AR viewer viewer along with the Asus Zenphone 3 Zoom inserted in it. The device provides digital content that is reflected and then projected into the user's field of view.

    After the event, participants will be able to take a viewer with them for further independent viewing.


    AstroReality has developed an AR solution for exploring the solar system.

    Now you can go on interplanetary travel with the help of 3D models of planets and augmented reality.

    AstroReality has created miniature models of the eight planets of the solar system and Pluto. At first glance, these are just small copies of the planets, the most interesting thing starts when you open the AstroReality application and point the smartphone camera at them.

    After calibrating the application, by aligning the camera image with the virtual model of the planet, you can explore these objects. The planets come to life, you can see the details: the atmosphere, the topography of the surface or rings, such as Saturn. For the most inquisitive, help is available in which the main characteristics of the planets are indicated: the diameter, mass and distance from the Sun, the length of the day and night. The video shows well how it all works. Share in the comments which applications with dopality recently liked you, what to test and what to pay attention to.


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