With Apple’s Release of ARKit the entire game changed. Now, developers everywhere were given a tool to create AR apps that were no longer tied to the tangible, physical trigger, but instead to a geolocation or plopped down right in front of us. These new apps are allowing us to be the creators in a few, simple steps, letting us leave a fingerprint on the world around us. A thought, a memory, a signature saved to a particular space and place in time.
The future of AR is much like the Wild West: unrestricted, unharnessed, and ever-changing. As educators try to plot out their place in the augmented world, we would like to point you to the horizon and check out these two tools that have us shouting “Giddyup!”
Below you will find our “AR: Interacting with Your Environment” session from #ITECIA. When deciding on the AR apps we wanted to share we came up with three simple criteria: free/cheap, educational value, and a ‘Wow!’ factor. This is only just the beginning of a new world (literally!) in AR. We can only try to keep up!