One year after Pokemon Go craze it becomes obvious that the market and consumers have just plunged into the world of VR and AR.
Pokemon Go started on a storm, thanks to its strong nostalgia appeal within the group of people who grew up with Nintendo oldies. All of a sudden, on a technology that is available to everyone such as smart phones, people were looking for ways to excel in the game. Augmented Reality was the new layer in the story of old characters that many generations saw in the earlier video games, on merchandise or even food.
Finally, people of all ages around the world depend on their smartphones for communication, logistics, information, shopping, entertainment—just about everything. According to Ericsson report over the next five years, smartphone subscriptions will nearly double to 6.3 billion globally by 2021.
Still, what can we expect a year after the Pokemon Go craze?
In the world of notifications and innovation 24/7 it can get overwhelming to keep up with reliable sources of news about AR and VR solutions.
Therefore, here we outline several websites that help us keep up daily with innovation in AR and VR, as those companies are the pioneers at delivering the best hardware and software experience.
On Oculus Rift website not only will you explore different ways to integrate your gear with the existing entertainment and games, but you will also stay abreast of the company news and industries where they expand.
Palmer Luckey’s admirable leadership, globally funded Kickstarter campaign and Facebook’s 2-billion dollar acquisition are extra reasons to have this company on the radar.
Unity is one of key addresses for VR developers, as well as business hustlers and gamers. If you subscribe to their mailing list, you will get updates about services for creating games, managing your audience and getting more productive with the tool.
Gamers and early adopters swear that Sony is a good start on VR because it shows us the mainstream VR gaming for consoles. For so many people, PS VR will be the way they got introduced to VR.
Samsung connected its mobile champions and gadgets for seamless VR experience. Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 5, S6, S6 Edge+ are all compatible devices for VR. Follow their website for ultimate experience.
Google’s Daydream View showed us that Google Cardboard was just the beginning for a global giant. So many users wanted to try how their smart phones work in Google cardboard container. Yet from this low-cost environment those who really care about VR can now try the more expensive version.
Microsoft HoloLens is called by some developers as ‘‘still a letterbox’’ in comparison to Vive and Oculus. The beauty of HoloLens is the first self-contained, holographic computer where you can interact with holograms and digital content in the world around you.
We follow Meta when we want to get informed about The Neural Path of Less Resistance as they call themselves. Because they approach computing with a zero-learning curve, their growing community benefits the pioneering hardware. Over 1,000 developers and companies thrive on Meta for Augmented Reality and expansion to millions awaits them.
Vive is on our sensors and in our browsers. Not only have they created the beloved and functional gadget, but we also learn through their immersive content from the physiology of the eye until engaging series such as First Person Tennis Simulation, theBlu: and Domino Craft.
Blippar platform is the first augmented reality brand that comes to our mind. Due to Founder Ambarish Mitra’s and team’s business acumen and drive the company reached millions of people in their campaigns and worked with most beloved brands. When you read and work with Blippar, you become able to target consumers as they express interest about your product or you additionally engage them, while understanding the real applications of data.