Target Taps YouCam for Augmented Reality Cosmetics Web App

Department store chain Target is the latest retailer to offer an augmented reality cosmetics app for customers to virtually try on lipstick. For its Beauty Studio web app, Target uses the YouCam platform offered by Perfect Corp. Available through Target.com...

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Google Updates AR App to Help Muslims Observe Ramadan When Offline

Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting and prayer, is underway, and Google has rolled out several tools to help Muslims commemorate the event, including an augmented reality app. Last year, Google launched Qibla Finder, an augmented reality web app...

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5 Challenges that Providers of Smart Glasses Must Overcome Copy

In the near future, light, unobtrusive smart glasses will reliably support deskless work and make technicians more efficient in their tasks. The last few years have seen increased investment in smart glasses technology, with a number of high-profile acquisitions and...

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Create & Explore Floating Orbs of Sound in AR with Fields App

When it comes to augmented reality apps, visually immersive experiences are plentiful, but audio experiences are somewhat underrepresented. A new app for iPhones and iPads seeks to shift the AR paradigm toward the latter. Now available via the App Store,...

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ARKit 101: How to Place Grass on the Ground Using Plane Detection

Ever notice how some augmented reality apps can pin specific 3D objects on the ground? Many AR games and apps can accurately plant various 3D characters and objects on the ground in such a way that, when we look down...

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ARKit 101: How to Pilot Your 3D Plane to a Location Using ‘hitTest’ in ARKit

Hello, budding augmented reality developers! My name is Ambuj, and I’ll be introducing all of you Next Reality readers to the world ARKit, as I’m developing an ARKit 101 series on using ARKit to create augmented reality apps for iPad...

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ANTVR Goes Modular to Shrink the Size & Expand the Field of View of Its AR Headset

China-based virtual reality headset maker ANTVR has decided to enter the augmented reality space, and to do so it’s launching its headset on Kickstarter. The company claims that its new Mix AR device has a field of view that surpasses...

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Samsung’s Galaxy S9 & S9+ Finally Get ARCore Support

Google’s Pixel smartphone had a decent head start as one of the first devices to offer ARCore, but that early exclusivity has been frustrating for some Android device owners. Some of that frustration was relieved as more Android devices were...

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Tech Toothbrush from Samsung Incubator Graduate Uses AR to Help Kids Improve Brushing Habits

Kitten Planet, a spin-off company that grew up in Samsung’s C-Lab incubator, has developed a connected toothbrush that teaches and motivates children to brush their teeth better via augmented reality while tracking their performance. Called Brush Monster, the $49 toothbrush...

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The AREA Expands its Reach in Asia/Pacific

  The AREA is the only global, membership-funded non-profit alliance dedicated to helping accelerate the adoption of Enterprise Augmented Reality worldwide.. As such, we believe our value is greatly enhanced as our membership becomes more diverse by industry and geography....

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