From security and privacy risks of VR and AR, to how journalists are using immersive technologies for next-level news, to how XR is revolutionizing various industries, these are the 19 stories ARPost readers clicked on the most in 2019:
Users Without Coding Skills Can Now Create AR Experiences with WakingApp Visual ScriptingThe AR toolkit WakingApp added visual scripting capabilities to enable designers without coding experience create augmented reality experiences.
How to Build a Location-Based AR Application
When Brands Should use AR, VR and MR
Location-based AR app is a geo-based app that doesn’t need any special markers for identifying where to place a virtual object in the real environment. Here’s how to build it.
Should We Be Concerned About the Security and Privacy Risks of VR and AR?Rapid development of AR and VR technology have left many consumers wondering about whether or not their information is safe when using AR/VR devices.
Augmented Reality in the Movies: When Fantasy Becomes Reality
Taking a look back at some of the films that first piqued our interest in augmented reality and how the technology in these films fits into our real lives.
Google Is Going In VR. Google has fully embraced the virtual reality experience and it is dedicating a lot of resources to it. In fact, Google Cardboard was once considered to be a side project for the company before it became a hit. Some people say that Google Maps' street view, which launched in 2007, was an early example of virtual reality. In recent years, Google hired a lot of people specifically for virtual reality and they are researching all aspects of it.
How Can Brands Benefit from Virtual Reality Technology? [Infographic]
Learn the key ways in which virtual reality technology impacts and transforms the way consumers perceive brands and interact with them.
4 Brands Using Augmented Reality to Drive Immersive Customer Experiences
Augmented reality capabilities empower brands to create immersive customer experiences that enhance in-store and online shopping journeys.
How Is Augmented Reality Enhancing Indoor Wayfinding
Augmented reality wayfinding apps make it easier for people to navigate their way around large and inherently complex indoor environments.
Industrial manufacturers have long led the way in adopting augmented reality (AR) solutions, with engineers and service technicians leveraging wearables to access information hands-free. AR solutions include software on smartphones or heads-up displays, such as smartglasses, to overlay digital information, including images and text, atop physical objects in the real world.
3 Applications of Augmented Reality in the Travel Industry
Augmented reality might just be the perfect travel companion. It makes planning travels and navigating new cities so much easier and more exciting.
ThirdEye Offers the World’s Smallest MR GlassesA look at the exciting future of ThirdEye and their X2 MR glasses featuring an interview with founder Nick Cherukuri. These glasses are all business.
How Journalists Are Using AR for Next-Level NewsOutlets like the New York Times and W Magazine are allowing users to experience sports, fashion and breaking news for themselves using an AR app.
Virtual Reality Is For Phones, Too. One of the biggest misconceptions with virtual reality is that you need to buy expensive viewing gear in order to participate. That is not true at all. In fact, the latest cell phones allow you to use it as a device for virtual reality. You might need to make or buy an additional piece to use it for that, but it is usually at a low cost. Google, for example, offers a 3D cardboard kit for your phone for less than $10.
Augmented Fitness: Can Augmented Reality Make More People Exercise?
Researchers are continuously seeking solutions for the growing problem of obesity. Here’s how augmented reality boosts motivation for those who work out.
How Augmented Reality Is Transforming the Construction Industry
Augmented reality offers efficient ways to enhance productivity in the construction industry by making projects easier to visualize beyond the blueprint.
How Augmented Reality Is Transforming the Restaurant Industry
Augmented reality applications are reshaping various aspects of the restaurant industry, including customer experience, human resources, and entertainment.
How VR Is Changing the Music Industry
With most millennials opting for immersive experiences rather than material possessions, virtual reality is on its way to making musical experiences more sought after than ever before.
The Role of AR and VR in Urban Planning
Urban planning is extremely important for large and crowded cities – here’s how AR and VR can help specialists in this field.
Most People Haven't Tried It Yet. Virtual reality keeps growing in popularity. One study found that only one in three people in the United States have actually tried virtual reality. That means that there is still more room for acceptance among consumers in the country. On a positive note, nearly 90 percent of people were aware of virtual reality, which also means that many people have a basic understanding of the technology, even though they have not yet experienced it in person. The future is bright for the industry.
The State of Augmented Reality
We’re really just at the beginning of our AR journey. There is so much exciting innovation yet to come. Here’s a little bit on where we are and some of where we’ve been.
How Augmented Reality Could Revolutionize Farming
With its ability to enhance perception and interaction with the real world, augmented reality can potentially revolutionize farming processes.
VR Headset Comparison of Vive Cosmos vs. Oculus Rift SWe compare two VR headsets – Vive Cosmos and Oculus Rift S. Both are PC VR and are in competition with each other. Which one is the victor?
How Augmented Reality Is Redefining the Fashion Industry
Augmented reality can revolutionize how consumers interact with retail brands. See how the fashion industry is using it to redefine customer experience.