‘Pokémon Go’ maker Niantic is helping others create AR metaverse apps | Engadget

The company also announced a $20 million investment fund to back developers that "share our vision for the real-world metaverse and contribute to the global ecosystem we are building. That app will be available in 2022.Niantic's vision of the metaverse is very much different from the virtual reality-centered future Facebook's parent company Meta has in mind. "Developers can use Ninatic's toolkit to create real-time 3D mesh maps so apps can understand the surfaces and topography of the world surrounding a device. Other APIs will help apps know the difference between different aspects of an environment, such as the ground, sky, water and buildings. The multiplayer APIs will be available at no cost for the first six months no matter how many users an app has. With that in mind, his company has been working on AR glasses with Qualcomm over the last couple of years.Please enter a valid email address Coachella has created an AR experience that its festival attendees will be able to check out next year.
Niantic Labs is offering everyone the chance to get their hands on the tech behind Pokémon Go and Pikmin Bloom so they can build their own augmented reality and "real-world metaverse" apps. Developer… [+1948 chars]