Apple Arkit Revealed: Augmented and Mixed Reality for iPhone and iPad

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2Jump-start your development efforts. Use Apple's ARKit platform to develop augmented reality (AR) apps for the iPhone and iPad. Now you can have your first AR app up and running in under an hour.
Apple ARKit Revealed is filled with examples of applications that are easy to construct and will help you learn the skills needed to become a proficient ARKit developer. The book explains and demonstrates the advantages of using ARKit development tools from Apple, Unity, and Unreal. This coverage of different vendor products will help you choose the right tool for the job when you build your first AR application. Beyond teaching ARKit itself, many of the code examples provided in this book can be used as templates to start your own AR development efforts.
What You'll Learn
  • Create AR applications using Sprite Kit, Scene Kit, and Metal2
  • Enhance your applications with Hit-Testing, sound, and animation
  • Build positional tracking into your applications so that users can move around
  • Implement Visual Inertial Odometry (VIO) techniques for object placement and positioning
  • Integrate with popular 3D and 2D engines such as Unity3D and Unreal
  • Become familiar with "scene understanding" and why it matters in AR applications
Who This Book Is For
Developers looking to get started with ARKit as quickly as possible. The book is especially aimed at those looking to get an app to market quickly in order to showcase their AR skills or to target a fast-emerging opportunity.