Developers of software for the App Store have lost interest in the ARKit platform. With this statement, the experts of the consulting company Apptopia spoke. According to researchers, during the fall of 2017, the number of new applications with support for augmented reality has experienced a rapid decline, little correlating with Apple’s claims about the urgency of technology.
As of early 2018, the App Store has no more than 1000 applications that use ARKit, they say in Apptopia. About a third of them are games, and the rest – for educational and entertainment programs, including software for photo and video. Such a passive attitude of developers to ARKit, analysts say, is due to the lack of interest from users.
If applications for navigation with support for augmented reality have the right to life, then utilities for measuring rooms and furniture are unlikely to be in constant demand, concluded in Apptopia. It should be understood at the same time that ARKit is still at the dawn of its development and can become much more popular after the appearance on the market of the corresponding hardware platform.
Games and applications on ARKit for iOS, which will definitely surprise you
Not so long ago, the entertainment industry was filled with a radically new direction and several breakthrough inventions that allow you to immerse yourself in the world of virtual and augmented realities, which not so long ago were written by science fiction writers in their works. It should be recognized that the product is still not massive, but its unique niche still takes, taking advantage of popularity.
At the end of 2017 there are already “running” solutions from Sony in the person of Sony Playstation VR (works only with PS4, cost 25 thousand p), HTC VIVE (works with PC, cost 43 thousand r), also more affordable devices for productive flagship smartphones, for example, Gear VR from Samsung (cost 7 thousand P) or Xiaomi Mi VR Play (cost 2 thousand r).
If you consider the technology of augmented reality without a helmet or glasses, Lenovo has distinguished itself with its Project Tango, already integrated into the smartphone Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. In this regard, the public eagerly awaited a response from Apple, because it just can not stay away when it comes to the race of advanced technology, the more profitable and promising.