With online shopping being the most popular activities worldwide, the eCommerce sector is expanding by leaps and bounds. In terms of revenue, the global B2C eCommerce sales are expected to reach 2.35 trillion U.S. dollars by 2018.
Augmented Reality (AR) is the buzzword of tech industry today. The idea of taking digital or computer generated information (audio, video, images, touch, or haptic sensation) and then overlaying them to the real environment has been accepted enthusiastically. While AR can augment all five senses, but its present use cases are mostly visual.
Games, sports, eCommerce, social media, retail, healthcare! There is hardly an industry that has not experienced the magic of Augmented Reality (AR). And today, this technology is upgrading our real world by overlaying pieces of virtuality on it. For enabling developers to make the most of AR and integrate it into web and mobile apps, there are some amazing SDKs available. Here, we share a few of them (Free and Paid).
Pokemon Go, Google Translate, Snapchat, SkyMap. These names have certainly turned the tables for AR technology, bringing it into the mainstream. If sources are to be believed, the AR/VR market will have a worth of 80 billion USD by 2025, with 45 billion USD coming from hardware and 35 billion USD from software.
Healthcare is one of the world’s largest industries. Collectively, the size of the healthcare market is estimated to be between five trillion to six trillion dollars. As one of the examples for how large the healthcare industry is at global level, consider this: All spending on products and services concerning the heart (pharmaceuticals such as beta-blockers, cardiovascular surgery procedures etc) is greater than the entire automotive industry. Therefore, there is nothing to be surprised with the fact that both entrepreneurs and investors have traditionally looked at healthcare as a lucrative industry to invest in.
We do not talk about Augmented Reality much. Till recent times augmented reality has been a fancy technology for the fancy players in mobile app development. Virtual reality was certainly raising some brows but last week we witnessed a cataclysm.