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  • iPhone Getting Qualcomm Augmented Reality Software Kit

    Beginning this summer, developers will be able to use Qualcomm tools to write augmented reality apps for the iPhone. The move comes one year after Qualcomm released some pretty impressive - and free - software tools for Android. Now, iOS devs can capitalize on the "kit" in question, a development that will likely provide no shortage of incentive behind the more routine creative of iOS augment reality applications.

    “We realize it is a complex ecosystem with multiple operating systems,” Qualcomm’s Jay Wright told All Things Digital this week. “Developers need tools and technology that address that challenge.”

    Now, Qualcomm will provide even more of those aforementioned tools - yes, still for free - to iOS developers eager to plunge into the burgeoning world of augmented reality.

    Apparently, it doesn't matter to Qualcomm that its chips don't power the iPhone like they do for Android. For Qualcomm, it's all about infusing more opportunities and access into the app developing community. “Android was a logical starting point because of developer momentum and Snapdragon penetration,” Wright said. “Moving forward we will support additional operating systems.”

    Although it isn't yet clear what the future of augmented reality holds for iOS, it's clear that Qualcomm is all about AR. Just last month, in fact, Qualcomm teamed with tech entrepreneur Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, to provide basketball fans a ticket-based AR gaming experience. Ever since, the Mavs have been steamrolling their way toward the NBA Finals. Of course, augmented reality probably had very little to do with that accomplishment

    Source: All Things Digital
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone Getting Qualcomm Augmented Reality Software Kit started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 12 Comments
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Sounds like... No one cares!
    1. norfskate's Avatar
      norfskate -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJailbreakGenius View Post
      Sounds like... No one cares!
      What!? This was well interesting! I've just got no comment to add.

      Well, unless some 12 year old nugget has something to say.
    1. Timstanley's Avatar
      Timstanley -
      Ar is laggy
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      So what does this do again?
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Its interesting that Apple has begun looking at tech Nintendo is using and Nintendo is looking at tech Apple is using.
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      So what does this do again?
      +1. i would try to guess but i have no clue. looks interesting though.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Click the link ^ under source
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Quote Originally Posted by alexevo View Post
      +1. i would try to guess but i have no clue. looks interesting though.
      ...the hyperlink is there for a reason...

      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Isn't a Qualcomm CDMA chip in the Verizon iPhone?
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      Isn't a Qualcomm CDMA chip in the Verizon iPhone?
    1. sidramalik100's Avatar
      sidramalik100 -
      i hope we all will take much benifit from the this application of IPhone
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -