With Apple having an advanced augmented reality tool named ARKit in the works for IOS, several apps will be looking to utilise its features. One of the notable apps that will be making use of it is Niantic’s Pokémon GO.
The app was shown briefly during the opening presentation for this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, to give the audience a glimpse into what it might look like in the near future.
ARKit combines the pre-existing graphics and processing chips inside iPhones and iPads, with the devices motion sensors, to allow developers to create a more lifelike version of AR within their apps. For instance, it will help make the subject look as though it is on top of a surface as opposed to hovering above it.
It will be interesting to see how this develops with Pokémon GO, and it will certainly improve the over all experience for its users.