Google wants to teach you how to develop your own ARCore apps


AR is still a budding technology, but it has the prospects to become ubiquitous in the future. Both Google and Apple offer a for-the-masses AR platform for their respective ecosystems, in the form of ARKit and ARCore, which can be implemented by developers to create all kinds of interesting experiences. But getting into augmented reality is not an easy thing for people without any programming experience, and Google wants to change this.

In a bid to help foster a new generation of AR creators, Google has collaborated with Coursera to release a free introductory course to augmented reality and ARCore. Even if you have zero prior experience with building augmented reality experiences, the 15-hour program walks you through all the basics you need to start working on your own project using Google's ARCore development kit and tools like Poly (a library of pre-made 3D objects for use in AR and VR).

To enroll in the free course check out the links at the end of the article. Also, if you're looking to get started on JavaScript coding, check out Google's Grasshopper app. It's sort of like Duolingo for coding.

Enroll in the free AR course here


source: Google via Engadget 

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4 Comments

1. Pabliell

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Maybe we should get some more phones getting support for ARCore first?

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

There are already lots of phones supporting ARCore, almost all flagships from major brands from 2016 support ARCore (i.e S7, OP3T, Nexus 5X)

4. Pabliell

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

"Major brands" is the word here. But even Huawei and Xiaomi have barely 2 models supported. Not enough.

3. max1c

Posts: 103; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

Should start with their own. Their measuring app totally sucks.

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