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🙌 NEXTREALITY - The latest in Augmented Reality Issue #8

🚀 We just launched Augmented Reality resources. If you're looking to build something, this is where y


October 3 · Issue #7 · View online
NEXTREALITY'S weekly newsletter is a curation of the latest and best in Augmented Reality products and news.

🚀 We just launched Augmented Reality resources. If you’re looking to build something, this is where you can get started.
💬 It’s also live on Product Hunt in case you want to check it out there and have some questions.
🎨 Looking to get AR related jobs? Adobe just posted some on our Slack group
🎉 So, word has it, Snapchat are also launching their AR platform tomorrow.
🤔 I wanted to explain more about NEXTREALITY and its ambitions. You can read more about that here.
🌏 Our website has a tonne of new AR apps that have been posted. Make sure you check them out.
🗞 Did you miss last week’s edition? Check it out here
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Announcing our Augmented Reality resources section
If you want to design, code, market, get funding, or maybe just find some inspiration, this is the place to get started.
Feel free to add more resources. We promise we’ll take a look and if we agree that it’s great, we’ll add it to the list.
We’re also on Product Hunt today if you’d like to take a look there.
What do people think of ARKit apps?
We’ve had a week to digest this further and it seems people are impressed with AR apps from the Apple App store so far.
Personally, it reminds me of the early days of the iPhone app store. There were mostly torch apps and other experimental tools where people were learning to crawl (torch apps), before they walk (fart apps), to finally run (instagram and Snapchat apps).
It’s early days and there’s a lot of low hanging fruit right now!
Snapchat is launching their own AR platform
Snapchat augmented reality ART launch video with Jeff Koons - YouTube
Everyone’s jumping on board. 
Vuforia - Chalk talk
Ever received a call asking for instructions or advice but you can’t see what they see? Yep, this AR app solves that. 
So let’s say someone is asking how to use a remote control, or help with their homework, you can point out exactly what to do in real-time.
Watch it here
🌃 My Country AR City Builder
Hold out your device and point it down at a tabletop to see your city rise up and expand in real-time as if you were building an entire country.

This app really reminds me of a game I used to play called Civilization. I always loved the idea of building cities and empires. Being able to do that in such an immersive way is amazing.
Watch it here
🖌 Dulux
No more experimenting with wall colours and making regretful decisions. Now you can do it in real-time with a couple of taps. 

It’s these types of applications that make so much sense with AR.
Watch it here
🐲 AR Dragon
It was only a matter of time before virtual pets were going to be a thing with AR. Maybe you should try this before buying your kid a dog. 
Watch it here
👻 Stik AR
This is a fun app that I was using with my nephews and nieces over the weekend. You can place stickers in physical locations that others can view if they have the same app. 

I can imagine where this can go and how it can be a lot of fun and really creative. Especially for kids.

Watch it here
World Brush
Paint the real world for others to find with this app. Again, I think this can be incredibly creative and fun. I’m intrigued to see where it goes and I like that it has more creative flexibility than stickers.
See more here
🖌 BIC Kids DrawyBook
This is an app from BIC (the pen company), that tries to combine drawing with augmented reality. I love the idea of taking a physical creation and bringing it to life through technology like AR.
Watch it here
📰 Some news that's worth reading...
Snapchat to launch augmented reality art platform tomorrow | TechCrunch
Why will AR Apps struggle for engagement without ARCloud?
Spatial Computing – Hacker Noon
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
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