What's New In ARCore?

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There's also updates to scene understanding, including "vertical point detection", which identifies textures, walls and other features as targets to improve stability.

While Apple's ARKit and Google's ARCore are duking it out to become the most technically advanced augmented reality developer's platform, it seems that for the time being Google has taken a big leap ahead - though WWDC is just a few weeks away and multiplayer AR is an expected announcement. In addition, "Augmented Images" will allow you to bring images to life by simply pointing your phone at them. ARCore 1.2 is available starting today for developers to try out and requires at least Android Nougat running on your phone. This opens up new experiences like viewing artwork above your mantelpiece before buying it, Google explains on its blog. Sceneform makes it a little easier to build the AR environment in your app, and lets you easily plug into things like the Google Play library to quickly access AR-friendly assets you would otherwise need to build yourself. What's pretty surprising is that it won't just be Android phones matching up with Cloud Anchors - Google says they've built iOS support for the feature, as well.

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Google additionally introduced Cloud Anchors with ARCore 1.2, which allows multiple devices to share data and collaborate to create something in a standard space.

In all of the demos we've seen so far, Cloud Anchors work when someone places something with ARCore first.

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Google additionally announced at I/O that Immediate programs, an attribute that enabled users to try an app prior to purchasing it, may additionally encourage ARCore. Shopping internet sites can additionally get users to purchase goods without really downloading the program or even likely with their site. ARCore demands Android 7.0 Nougat and also above.

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