By Sarah Nicastro, publisher/editor in chief, Field Technologies
New APIs will make the development of AR (augmented reality) apps easier.
In September, Apple released iOS 11, which will enable the use of ARKit (announced in June) to allow developers to easily create AR apps for iOS devices. With the growing interest in AR among field service organizations, this announcement should be of interest. ARKit leverages technologies in existing iOS devices (so no new hardware is necessary to deploy the apps), although the new iPhones announced on September 12th will include cameras further optimized for AR use.