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👏 We now have a dedicated augmented reality resources section on www.nextreality.tv. So if you're loo
 

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September 28 · Issue #6 · View online
NEXTREALITY'S weekly newsletter is a curation of the latest and best in Augmented Reality products and news.

👏 We now have a dedicated augmented reality resources section on www.nextreality.tv. So if you’re looking for design, technical, marketing, or funding resources related to AR, we’ve got you covered.
📊 Our poll on our Slack group and Twitter account asking people what they think of the latest AR apps is in after a week. 
🚀 Our Slack group is growing faster than ever. We have companies like Adobe posting jobs there. We have people from companies like Apple, Microsoft, Google and More. It’s invite only, but you can apply here.
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I wanted to explain the ambitions with NEXTREALITY a bit more
tl;dr I’m launching an augmented reality community.
🚀All your AR resources, in one place
You might be looking for design, technical, marketing, funding, advisors, or maybe just some articles to get you inspired. We’re building out a resource section that has all your AR needs in one place.
So, if you’re looking to get started in AR, take a look. We plan to build this out a lot further, so keep an eye on it. And as always, don’t be shy if you have any suggestions to improve it.
Take a look here.
Are people impressed with ARkit augmented reality apps so far?
Now that this poll is a week old, we’ve got some more solid results in. It seems that most people are pretty impressed.
I’m in Australia visiting my nephews and nieces. They’re 9-11 years old and a pretty good gage for whether new technology is resonating. The oldest boy has a VR Playstation, which he seems to like, but not love. The other kids aren’t interested in it.
When I showed them some AR apps with iOS 11, they were all over it. All three kids were clamouring to play with AR Airplane (well done @jelmerverhoog) and the youngest girl couldn’t wait for AR Minecraft to be available. 
I’ll check in on them again when there’s more apps to choose from and see how they react. Watch this space 😊
🛋 My Country AR City Builder
One of my favourite games as a kid was Civilization. I loved the idea of building cities and empires and watch them grow before my eyes. With AR  you can do this on a whole new level.
Watch it here
🖌 World Brush
I think the use of these types of apps could be incredibly interesting. It’s a way for us to leave messages, or pieces of art in the context of our real world surroundings. It does all of this without impacting our real-world environment in any way.
Watch it here
🎤 ARLyrics
This is pretty fun. Sometimes you want to know the lyrics to a song, but who wants to open up their phone or laptop, find a boring web page and try to match the song with the text on the phone or laptop. Boring. 
Now it can be done in a far more interactive and fun way with AR.
Watch it here
🐉 AR Dragon
Virtual pets. We knew this one was coming. This is probably the best version we’ve come across yet. I have to say, as weird as it is, it’s kind of convenient not having to pick up their real world poop. 
If you have kids and they really want a dog, maybe try this one first.

Watch it here

🙃 Stik AR
With this app, you can place stickers in the real-world, for others to find them later. It’s a fun way to brighten up your real-world environment and have fun with it. The interface looks great and incredibly easy to use. 
Watch it here
✈️ AR Airplane
Fly a plane in your park, dodge the power lines and try not to crash into that house. All in augmented reality. I wish I was 12 again. 
See more here
📰 Some news that's worth reading...
Apple’s augmented reality ambitions - BBC News
Why will AR Apps struggle for engagement without ARCloud?
Can Augmented Reality solve Mobile Visualization? – Hacker Noon
How Augmented Reality is Revolutionizing Museums, Schools and Jobs
👋 That's it for this week
We really hope you liked this newsletter. If you’ve got any tips or suggestions, feel free to reach out via Twitter or email.
Until next week! 
Dean Fankhauser
Hey! I love putting this newsletter together and hope you enjoy reading it. Feel free to follow me on Twitter and reach out any time.
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