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How Google's AR Maps API can change the face of more than just AR gaming

11 monthes ago   |   By iMore

Google and Unity are collaborating to bring an SDK to developers that could potentially turn the real world into our gaming playground.
At the 2018 Games Developer Conference, Google spoke about ARCore and its newly announced Google Maps API for game developers. What started with examples of how games could be played in the real world, unveiled a deeper level of possibility that I'm excited to see in the future.
When you think about a Google Maps API, I'm sure you're thinking, "Pokémon GO." That's what I first thought. But that only scratches the surface of what this new developer cool can...
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Shopping on Instagram feature launches in eight more countries

Shopping on Instagram feature launches in eight more countries

11 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

It's always about the money. No matter what some young kid who dropped out of college says when he launches his new app, the goal is monetization. After all, it is what makes the world go round. And when Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion back in 2012, the big question was how would Facebook turn a profit on the acquisition? Courting advertisers was one solution, and offering subscribers a way to purchase merchandise directly from the app was another revenue producing idea.
Instagram started testing this shopping feature back in 2016. Products are tagged in photos posted on the ...
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Google goes big on ARCore with a host of new augmented reality apps and games

Google goes big on ARCore with a host of new augmented reality apps and games

11 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

Get ready for a veritable tidal wave of augmented reality apps coming to your Android phone. Google announced during GDC 2018 that 60-plus ARCore apps are landing on the Google Play Store today, boosting the lineup of already available Android AR apps and games. As a refresh, ARCore is the Google platform that lets developers create augmented reality experiences for Android phones. Using a phone's camera, the app tracks your position in real-time and places digitally rendered objects onto the real world, making for even more immersive experiences. Today's news comes a few weeks after...
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Google's ‘Just a Line' AR app lets you draw on the world around you w/ ARCore

Google's ‘Just a Line' AR app lets you draw on the world around you w/ ARCore

11 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

Whenever it has new tech, Google generally comes up with some crazy experiments to go along with it. This week we've seen a ton of new development in ARCore , and that includes a fun new app directly from Google itself...
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Gmail Inbox app to shut on April 2nd

Gmail Inbox app to shut on April 2nd

Google has revealed it is closing down another one of its workplace apps, with its Inbox email service ending on April 2nd. Inbox had been set for the chop for some time, with... Read more ...

Xiaomi launches its UPI-based digital payments app Mi Pay in India

Xiaomi launches its UPI-based digital payments app Mi Pay in India

As a precursor to the unveiling of the Redmi Go , Xiaomi announced its digital payments app for users, the Mi Pay. With this, India is the only other country after China where... Read more ...

Cleveland Cavalier Fans Can Use Messages App to Order Drinks at Games Thanks...

Cleveland Cavalier Fans Can Use Messages App to Order Drinks at Games Thanks to Apple Business Chat

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Aramark, a food and beverage vendor, today announced a new Apple Business Chat feature that will allow Cleveland Cavaliers fans to order drinks from... Read more ...

Measure results with the Eufy C1 Bluetooth Smart Scale at a discount

Measure results with the Eufy C1 Bluetooth Smart Scale at a discount

Facts and figures. Amazon has the Eufy C1 Bluetooth Smart Scale on sale for just $28.49 today when you clip the $5 coupon located on the product page. That saves you close to... Read more ...

PlayStation Vue adds four-stream multiview for Apple TV

PlayStation Vue adds four-stream multiview for Apple TV

The PS4 app gets a few tweaks, too. PlayStation Vue today announced that it's updating its Apple TV app to support multiview - meaning you'll be able to watch up to four live... Read more ...

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Up to $500 off latest MacBook Pros, 12.9-inch iPad Pro...

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Up to $500 off latest MacBook Pros, 12.9-inch iPad Pro 512GB $749, Nomad Pod Pro Charger $35, more

9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay up to date on the best gear and deals on the web. Plus don't forget to check us out on Apple News and sign up for the 9to5Toys... Read more ...

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Lenovo Chromebook & Home Mini $549, Lenovo Smart...

9to5Toys Lunch Break: Lenovo Chromebook & Home Mini $549, Lenovo Smart Displays from $85, TP-Link Smart Power Strip $55, more

9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay up to date on the best gear and deals on the web. Plus don't forget to check us out on Apple News and sign up for the 9to5Toys... Read more ...

Today's Apps Gone Free: Modern Magic 8 Ball, Peek a Boo Farm Animals and...

Today's Apps Gone Free: Modern Magic 8 Ball, Peek a Boo Farm Animals and Week Calendar Widget

Ask a question and receive an answer, play peek-a-boo, and view calendar events from the lock screen with todays collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to... Read more ...

Google might be targeting feature phones for its next Android offshoot

Google might be targeting feature phones for its next Android offshoot

For almost as long as we've known Android, it's been a touch-centric experience, and this has continued into the apps created for it, like Google Chrome. According to upcoming... Read more ...

App Annie: Mobile gaming made 20% more than other markets

App Annie: Mobile gaming made 20% more than other markets

Market researchers App Annie and IDC have released their Gaming Spotlight 2018 Review Report, which highlights growth in the mobile gaming industry. Read more ...