Virtual Reality (short: VR) is a promise of comprehensive digitalization, which was initially given in the 1980s and has been waiting to be kept ever since. Thanks to the evolution in important key areas, such as the production of high resolution displays and the vast improvements in graphics performance or sensor technology, to name but a few, the results which can be achieved today are a veritable spectacle.
It’s been a little while since we blogged about how we made Unreal, an awesome 3D game engine, AR capable. However, in our world of „coffee-to-software-converters“, a little while can be an eternity and a lot has changed since our last blog. But it was a change for the better – let me show you why.
Yes, you guessed it, we’ve visited another trade fair recently – bauma 2016, the world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery. Trade fairs are important for business and even more so, if a fair is only organized every three years like bauma. One of our clients recently attended bauma 2016 in Munich with an AR app we developed for them. And since we care about our customers, we also care about their success at trade shows. So to be sure everything would work smoothly, we accompanied them.
This is Mark and Mark is a STEVE. Um, sure – you’ll be wondering, “What’s a STEVE and why is this one called Mark?” I will explain, but let’s take it one step at a time, because STEVE belongs to a very special species: he is a beautiful panorama viewer.
Are you going to exhibit your products at a trade show and all you can think about is how to outdo your competition with new and fantastic menu plans? If so, we have a little tip for you – with augmented reality, your stand will not only draw attention at meal times. Even better, all eyes will be on your product and not on the fancy sushi chef you might have hired.
In this blog, we keep talking about different augmented reality (AR) applications, but I’m sure there’s still some of you who wonder, “what’s behind this AR thing and is it really all it’s cracked up to be?” If that’s you, then you should definitely read on. But don’t worry, even if you’re not exactly tech-savvy, this is the post you want to read.
If you are a Cocoa developer I’m sure you know AFNetworking. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, well, AFNetworking is a networking framework for iOS, OS X, watchOS, and tvOS, which has basically become the standard networking library on these operating systems. At the time of writing, it has more than 20 000 stars on GitHub and it was forked more than 7 000 times. Yes, that’s a lot and it shows just how popular AFNetworking is.
Visual object detection and recognition is your thing? Assuming you always want the fastest and most accurate results for your queries, you might be interested in how the “new kid on the block” aka Google’s Cloud Vision API performs when compared to a few of its competing services. Well, we did this just for you and want to share our results.