Houzz Launches Enhanced ARKit App to Let You Live Your Dream Home

Why not see what your living room looks like with that couch before you buy it? After months of viral videos and buzz surrounding ARKit, Apple’s Augmented Reality software solution announced in June, the official release of iOS 11 has brought with it a host of new AR apps and games. Among them is an AR overhaul…

PGA TOUR and Intel Expand Immersive Golf Coverage

Back in May the PGA Tour announced a collaboration with Intel to provide coverage of The Players Championship. The they’ve revealed an expansion of that partnership to provide live virtual reality (VR) and live 360-degree video at six PGA TOUR events in 2017 and 2018, beginning with the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club…

Skullfish Studios Release AR Title Lila’s Tale: Stealth

If you’ve been following all of VRFocus’ ARKit announcements then there’s probably a few augmented reality (AR) titles you’ve ben keen to get your hands on. New experience announced today have included Climax Studios’ ARise and The Virtual Reality Company’s Follow Me Dragon. As you may expect there’s plenty more to come, the latest being Skullfish Studios’ Lila’s…

ARise Is An AR Puzzle-Platformer For ARKit

Unlike VR, AR’s rise in relevance hasn’t largely been fuelled by gaming (save for the enormous success of Pokemon Go). That’s why we’re so interested to see the first games for Apple’s new ARKit. Arise is one of those games. This is the latest project from Climax Studios, the developer of VR games like Lola…

The Virtual Reality Company Unveils AR app Follow Me Dragon

With the roll out of iOS 11 yesterday developers are beginning to release their augmented reality (AR) apps for Apple’s mobile devices. Today has already seen Climax Studios ARise launch and now The Virtual Reality Company has delved into the AR field with Follow Me Dragon. The experience features adorable dragons who dance, jump, pose for pictures,…

Climax Studios Announces ARise for iOS

Yesterday saw the release of Apple’s iOS 11 operating system for its mobile devices, bringing with it compatibility for augmented reality (AR) and ARKit. Today, Climax Studios – the team behind Lola and the Giant and the Bandit Six series – has announced its first AR app made with ARKit, a puzzle adventure called ARise. Built as a result…

How VR Can Help Solve Dementia

How VR is helping us spot, research, treat, and raise awareness for dementia. Anyone who has suffered from dementia, or knows someone who has, knows that is a cruel, tough syndrome to battle. 5.5 million people in the United States alone suffer from dementia, which is marked by chronic degeneration of cognitive functions such as…

My Country Is An ARKit-Powered City Building Game

The city builder genre of games have been popular for decades, starting out on PC primarily with the likes of Sim City and other similar games. Recently they’ve  found a bit of a resurgence on mobile devices and titles from Game Insight like Paradise Island are great examples of that fact. Today, the mobile game…

Street Art and Graffiti In Augmented Reality

Graffiti and street art tends to be a contentious subject. A popular way for the young to leave their mark, or promote a social agenda, but generally despised by authorities, with various methods being introduced to try and discourage graffiti and tagging. An augmented reality (AR) app called WallaMe may have found a way to…

This Free Gear VR Experience Lets You Meet Rembrandt

Travel back in time and interact with the famous painter. We already know VR has the stunning ability to teleport you to new locations from the comfort of your home, letting you drop into worlds you can only dream of visiting. But aside from teleportation, VR can also be a time machine, taking you back…

Developer Brings Minecraft To AR With ARCore/ARKit

For years now Minecraft has been empowering millions of users by allowing them to create pretty much whatever they want in virtual worlds. But what if you could bring it into the real world? That’s exactly what South African developer Speak Geek is working on. Using Google’s new ARCore and Apple’s ARKit platforms, which enable…

Life In 360°: A Taste Of The Morning

Welcome back into the world of immersive technologies for yet another week. This week alone we’ve the Eurogamer Expo aka EGX and the Tokyo Game Show, as well as VRDC and the Raindance Film Festival. So just a few things to look forward too. Today’s 360 degree item for you to look at is another…

Learn a New Language in VR

MondlyVR app leverages the power of VR to help us learn new languages in shorter timeframes. Learning and mastering a new language is no easy task—something I discovered firsthand when I attempted to learn French. A friend of mine who is a language professor at Colgate University suggested I move to France and immerse myself into…

AR Tool To Measure Rooms For Renovations

There are already several apps available that can use augmented reality (AR) help you see what a new TV or piece of furniture might look like in your home. Now one company has gone even further with the concept and have created an AR tool to measure your entire home. Start-up company Digital Bridge created…

Become a Digital Vagabond With Atlas Obscura VR Experience

The multiplatform travel brand comes to VR with a new exploratory app. If you’re looking for more information on the world’s most bizarre and off the beat locations, there’s no better source than Atlas Obscura. Whether it be their website or best-selling book, the popular travel guide has served as an integral tool for travelers…

VR Short Film I Philip Comes To Google Daydream

A virtual reality (VR) short film called I Phillip created by French filmmaker Pierre Zandrowicz is exploring what it is like to be a robot, putting the viewer in the head of an android and giving a glimpse of the world as seen through electronic eyes. I Philip tells the story of an android created…

HoloGrid: Monster Battle Recreated With ARKit

Since the release of Apple’s ARKIt, many companies have been keen to take advantage of its enhanced augmented reality (AR) capabilities. Tippett Studio have announced they are also using the ARKit to make a new version of HoloGrid: Monster Battle. HoloGrid: Monster Battle is inspired by the holo-chess scene in the original Star Wars movie,…

This Week in VR Sport: American Football Seizes the Limelight

Welcome to the weekend, that time when you can relax, have a beverage of your choice and check out what has been going on in the busy world of virtual reality (VR) in sport. American football is the flavour of the week, with some new ways for fans to get closer to the action. Time…

OmniVirt Partners With Major Brands for AR Advertising

Augmented reality (AR) has been something for a hot topic lately, a trend only encouraged further by Apple’s recent showcase of the ARKit’s capabilities. Along with Google’s recently announced ARCore, the potential of AR has come to the attention of major brands, some of whom have turned to OmniVirt to take advantage of this new…

Go Dating in VR with MySugardaddy VR Later This Year

There’s been a strong drive to show how virtual reality (VR) isn’t an isolating experience when used correctly. Online communities have grown around videogames like EVE: Valkyrie while social apps such as vTime or Facebook Spaces exist bring people together to chat and share. SDC Ventures want’s to take that social interaction one step further by introducing…

Snapchat Adds AR User Avatars Through Bitmoji

Snap just deployed an interesting new tool in the battle for AR supremacy on Snapchat. The company is finally utilizing Bitmoji, a company it acquired for $64 million last year, to integrate virtual avatars of its users into the real world. As Business Insider reports, you can download the separate Bitmoji app to create your…

Google Earth Integrates With Street View In New Update

Google Earth remains one of VR’s most impressive apps, allowing anyone with an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift to travel around the world and immerse themselves in iconic cities and other environments. This week, Earth is pairing up with another piece of vital Google software: Street View. The most recent update to Google Earth allows…

MasterpieceVR Lets 4 People Paint and Sculpt Together in VR

What’s better than making art with friends? As you might guess from checking out our annual art show or watching Art Attack, our mixed reality series produced with Soul Pancake, we at VRScout are big believers in the possibilities for art and content creation in VR. Over the past year, MasterpieceVR has emerged as one…

Street View Comes To Google Earth VR

The new update brings Street View imagery from 85 countries. Last year Google launched a VR version of Google Earth, letting you visit locations around the world in 3D. A favorite app for many, Earth VR lets you fly over a city, stand on top of the highest peaks, or just casually walk down the…

Microsoft Launches PC Check Tool For VR Headsets

Planning to pick up one of Microsoft’s new virtual reality headsets when partners start rolling them out next month? You’ll want to make sure you’ve got a PC powerful enough to run them. Fortunately, Microsoft has a new tool that will help you with that. Windows Mixed Reality PC Check is now available in the…