The long-rumored Apple AR/VR headset could finally hit the market later this year. There’s a new set of leaks in the development of an app for it, suggesting that anyone will be able to create augmented reality experiences with it. terminal.
According to a source who told The Information, (opens in new tab) (via MacRumors (opens in new tab)), Apple is working on software development tools to make the app creation process as easy as possible. The more apps built, the more attractive the headset becomes.
These tools mean even consumers can build their own apps through Siri, the report said. So you just describe the experience you’d like to see in augmented reality, and Siri interprets and builds your commands for you.
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One of the examples mentioned in this article is that you can create an app that shows a virtual animal walking around a room by simply telling Siri. No coding or computer graphic design skills required to assemble.
Note that the information sourced in the story is from 2021, so it may be a little out of date at this stage. is a matter of course.
The report also says Apple is working on AR content for headsets, prioritizing health and wellness. One potential use for the device is to allow users to sit in a digitally generated calming scene of their choice as a meditation aid.
Analytics: Follow trends
If the details in this report from The Information are correct, Apple is following some trend when it comes to making AR software developer tools as accessible as possible. The ultimate goal is to maximize user engagement as much as possible.
If you have kids at home, you probably know Roblox, an online gaming platform. This makes designing and building experiences as easy as playing them. Apple may be aiming for something similar here.
And then, of course, there’s the phenomenal success of Minecraft. This is another game that is also a platform for creating new games and environments. The beauty of Roblox and Minecraft is not just what they are, but what else you can do with them.
If Apple is to convince enough people to pay for an AR/VR headset (or mixed reality headset, if you prefer), it will need a wide range of apps. Check it out.