Topic: ar

SD Times news digest: Android’s free e-learning platform, PipelineDB 1.0, and Mozilla’s healthier IoT program

Google is offering Android developers free tools for succeeding on Google Play. The brand new e-learning platform, Google Play’s Academy for App Success, will feature learning paths, interactive lessons, assessments and achievements. “Whether you’re looking to grow your audience, understand performance metrics, or increase revenue, Play Academy is here to help you understand the best … continue reading

Gartner’s top 10 technology trends for 2019

Gartner has revealed its annual technology trends for the upcoming year at this week’s Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando. The research firm produces its Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends list every year to give organizations insight into what they can expect. According to Gartner, a strategic technology trend refers to a trend that has substantial disruptive … continue reading

Google adds new APIs for AR development

Google is trying to improve augmented reality (AR) development by releasing an update to ARCore, which is the company’s AR development platform, and an update to Sceneform, the company’s 3D rendering library for building AR applications on Android. “These updates include algorithm improvements that will let your apps consume less memory and CPU usage during … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Open Mainframe Project’s Zowe framework, Apple acquires AR company, and Google redesigns Wear OS notifications

The Open Mainframe Project wants to bridge the divide between modern apps and the mainframe with a new open-source software framework. Zowe is based on z/OS, an operating system for IBM mainframes. The framework is being worked on by Rocket Software, IBM and CA Technologies. “The Zowe mission is to enable delivery of such an … continue reading

The reality of augmented reality

While the first thing that might come to mind when picturing the near-future applications of augmented reality are snazzier Snapchat filters, for major players in AR development, it has serious potential in business environments, with a definite roadmap, and the use cases have already been illustrated. Hardware manufacturer Stanley Black & Decker, for instance, has … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Qt Creator 4.7.0, Facebook expands AI research, and Microsoft makes new AI partnerships

Qt Creator 4.7.0 and Qt for Python is now available. Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML IDE. The latest release features C++ support with the Clang code model being turned on by default. “It made huge progress during the last releases, and at some point we need to do this switch. The … continue reading

Niantic to open up its AR platform to third-party developers

Niantic made headlines two years ago when it launched Pokémon GO and changed everything. It became one of the most popular mobile apps in history, and set the landscape for augmented reality developers. Today, the company is providing a preview of its Niantic Real World Platform for the first time publicly, and giving developers the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Amazon Sumerian, Google Hangouts chatbots, and Looker’s new data science tools

Amazon announced the general availability of the Amazon Sumerian VR, AR and 3D application development tool yesterday. Originally announced in November, the tool aims to lower the barrier of entry for developers who want to get started making VR, AR and 3D experiences. “You can create realistic virtual environments and scenes without having to acquire … continue reading

Google I/O: Android Jetpack, ARCore and WearOS

Google provided more insight into upcoming developer features on day two of its annual developer conference I/O. With the beta release of Android P, the operating system is getting a new “Jetpack” designed to accelerate development. Android Jetpack is “the next generation of Android components” and features benefits of the support library to a bigger … continue reading

Facebook focuses on transparency, control and trust at F8

Facebook kicked off its annual developer conference, F8, in San Jose this week with a number of new features and capabilities designed for software developers. “When we launched the Facebook platform eleven years ago, it was impossible to imagine all the innovative ways developers would use the social graph to build a more connected world,” … continue reading

Google open sources spatial audio SDK for realistic VR and AR experiences

Google is looking to improve virtual reality experiences with new experiments and SDKs. The company announced that it is open sourcing Resonance Audio, its spatial audio SDK released last year. Google is also providing new insights into its experiments with light fields, which are a set of algorithms for advanced capture, stitching, and rendering. “To … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Appdome’s Mobile Security Suite, 8th Wall’s mobile AR funding, and Provenir’s Python support

Appdome has announced a new security protection solution as part of its Mobile Security Suite at DeveloperWeek in Oakland, Cali. ONE-SHIELD is designed to deliver next-generation protection to any mobile app. The solution combines the company’s previous app features with new technologies such as TOTALCode Obfuscation, encrypted strings and preferences. The solution also features include mobile … continue reading

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