I’ve no doubts in my mind Qualcomm is super serious about the prospects of the augmented reality technology. The company — which we usually know for their chipsets — has a dedicated R&D center in Vienna, Austria that has already released an Android SDK, allowing mobile developers to add AR experiences to their apps. Now they’ve launched an iOS SDK to include all those companies and individuals that make iPhone and iPad apps to the mix.
Available as a free download, Qualcomm’s Augmented Reality SDK for iOS enables developers to use Apple’s XCode and Unity 3 to build “high-performance, interactive 3D AR experiences.”
If you’ve missed our previous posts on the subject, you should know that Qualcomm’s AR platform delivers a broad range of experiences that “entertain, engage and inform consumers” with a new form of interactive media. The platform enables developers to build AR experiences on real world images, such as those used in print media (books, magazines, brochures, tickets, signs) and on product packaging…
You can download the iOS SDK and Extension for Unity from here.