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Check out more amazing demonstrations of the capabilities of ARKit 1.5

Tim Cook and the entire team of Apple executives have made it very clear that they bet a lot of chips on augmented reality, especially after they launched the ARKit.

After some time since then, Apple now has its own page to publicize the possibilities of its framework of AR. Among other things, the company highlights the ARKit being used for games, productivity, education and more.

Since the first beta of the system that supports the framework, developers have created many amazing things with it and we have already seen several of these technological devices, especially when they took shape in various applications, available for devices that support ARKit.

Now with version 1.5 of framework, which is in beta and will come with significant improvements, including vertical surface detection, you didn't think the developers would stop putting your imagination into practice, did you?

The first wave of demonstrations we have already published, and here is a little more entertainment from the augmented reality made possible by framework of Ma.

Image recognition with ARKit 1.5

Imagine if, to find out more information about a book or product, you just had to point your device at him and, ready, "magically" everything is in the palm of your hand? Certainly, with the augmented reality, many stores or places of exhibition of articles will be able to benefit from this technology, as demonstrated below:

A small demo of what is possible with Image Recognition in ARKit, coming on iOS 11.3.

Detection of vertical surfaces

See videos below that show the ability to detect horizontal and vertical surfaces. At first, it is possible to see this with a lot of precision, from the simulation of ?barriers? made by the computer and the table.

The vertical surface detection in #arkit 1.5 works very well. Incidentally, this is my office at Readdle headquarters.

Playing around with ARKit's reference image detection for a publication on @ 9to5mac.

ARClock using ARKit 1.5 and vertical plane detection. #arkit #AugmentedReality

Area mapping

One of the improvements to come in version 1.5 of ARKit is the mapping of complete surfaces and areas, which will enable a much more comprehensive and detailed work to be used by the developers. See examples below:

Having fun with the ARKit 1.5 plans and vertical meshes, many possibilities. Better occlusion, room mapping, etc.

News coming to life in your living room

What is the limit of augmented reality? I never dare to take a chance on this type of question, since human intelligence and creativity, for me, are inexhaustible and constantly evolving.

Proving my theory, the New York Times announced something very cool: the combination of augmented reality and journalism. Now, through your app, you can actually see the news, accompanied by animations that can be seen in detail with AR, as well as more information about what you see on the screen.

New York Times Augmented reality

But not only NYT that is innovating in this sense. O Quartz He has also added augmented reality to his application, in which it is possible to see up close some objects such as SpaceX, the Rosetta Stone, the Berlin Wall and many others.

Quartz augmented reality

Apple at Game Developers Conference

One of the greatest appeals of augmented reality is certainly its use in games. This year Apple will present, for the first time, a session at Game Developers Conference.

The conference will take place from March 19 to 23, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco (California, USA), and Ma will be represented by Michael Kuhn, leader of the engineering team behind the ARKit.

With the title ?Introduction to Apple?s ARKit: Best practices and recent updates? (something like ?Introduction to Apple ARKit: Best Practices and Recent Updates?), several basic concepts of framework and instructions on how to start using it in the best way.

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In fact, this is the kick-off of this technology, which will certainly bear many good fruits in a while.

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