Increased attention to real-world (AR) based games and applications is great. Over the last 6 months, Apple’s enhanced reality applications developed with ARKit platform have been downloaded more than 13 million.
Apple’s last year announced the ARKit platform, which allows developers to build enhanced reality (AR) -based applications for the iOS operating system. The technology offered for use with iOS 11 is in great demand. More than 13 million ART-based applications have been downloaded to date, according to Sensor Tower.
According to published analytics, games constitute a significant portion of this download count (47%). Immediately afterwards, we see categories such as tools, entertainment applications, lifestyle applications (such as IKEA Place), photography and video, and education. It is not a surprise to think of the popularity of ARKit games, especially the Pokemon GO game, which attracted great attention when it was first released.
Great interest in AR applications
As a matter of fact, the increased reality games are not a very new concept. US-based game studio Niantic has attempted to release an AR game before Pokemon GO. However, the Pokemon, which has swept the world, failed to catch the same effect as GO.
However, we are in the early stages of the increased reality technology and undoubtedly more practical applications will emerge in the future. This interest, which is shown to the AR technology in favor of more developers, encourages the development of ARKit or Google’s application for the ARCore platform.