Posts Tagged ‘AR’

Revealed: Samsung and Disney Collaborate on Zootopia-Themed AR Emojis

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Augmented Reality Avatars hit our mobile devices late last year, giving us a new way to express ourselves in message beyond the 2D Emoji keyboard.

This month we saw Apple update their Animojis to Memojis (Me + emoji = Memoji) on iOS12, and Samsung up their entertainment game with a development in their collaboration with everyones childhood favourites, Disney.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 was the first pairing of Samsung Electronics and Disney, bringing a number of Disney characters to life as downloadable AR Emojis. Now, the addition of three beloved characters from Disney’s hit movie Zootopia has made messaging on Galaxy devices even more magical.

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Turn yourself into Judy Hopps, Nick Wilde and Flash or one of the ever-growing roster of animated Disney characters that are currently available for users to download, including Mickey Mouse and friends as well as characters from The Incredibles and Frozen.

Simply load up the camera’s AR Emoji mode, tap on the plus icon and select Zootopia AR pack form the Galaxy App store. You’ll then be able to create and share animated emojis, images, videos or gifs to keep your friends and family entertained.

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Will the iPhone 8′s ARkit give us a new world of AR?

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Apple announced the ARKit at its annual developers conference earlier this summer, allowing app developers to draw on detailed camera and sensor data to map digital objects into 3D space. Whilst Apple are up against tough competition including Google’s ARCore, its vast customer base will almost guarantee Apple’s success in the Augmented Reality World.

We were given insight into what we can expect from Apple’s upcoming AR apps testers, as AR app developers gathered on Apple’s campus in Cupertino, Calif. yesterday to demo their work. Big brand including Giphy, Ikea, The Food Network, The Walking Dead and The Hungry Caterpillar were all in on the action.

So what can we expect from these Apps?

1. Ikea:

Allowing you to place up to 2,000 items from its current catalogue into your spaces before purchase.

2. The Walking Dead: Our World

A blood thirsty Pokemon for grownups, The Walking Dead: Our World will let you team up with members of the Walking Dead gang to take down the Walkers in your natural habitat.

3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Based on the children’s classic tale, The Very Hungry Caterpillar AR allows children to look after their own hungry caterpillar, interacting with the little guy by feeding, playing and keeping him safe until the transformation to butterfly happens. Cuteness overload.

4. Giphy World:

Allows you to place gifs in 3D space, share videos of them or even share the whole 3D scene in AR with friends who have the app

 

Register your interest in the Apple iPhone 8 to be first in line for preorders, rumoured to drop on September 12th. 

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