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Enterprise Augmented Reality Projects

By : Jorge R. López Benito, Enara Artetxe González
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Enterprise Augmented Reality Projects

By: Jorge R. López Benito, Enara Artetxe González

Overview of this book

Augmented reality (AR) is expanding its scope from just being used in mobile and game applications to enterprise. Different industries are using AR to enhance assembly line visualization, guide operators performing difficult tasks, attract more customers, and even improve training techniques. In this book, you'll gain comprehensive insights into different aspects of developing AR-based apps for six different enterprise sectors, focusing on market needs and choosing the most suitable tool in each case. You'll delve into the basics of Unity and get familiar with Unity assets, materials, and resources, which will help you build a strong foundation for working on the different AR projects covered in the book. You'll build real-world projects for various industries such as marketing, retail, and automation in a step-by-step manner. This will give you hands-on experience in developing your own industrial AR apps. While building the projects, you'll explore various AR frameworks used in the enterprise environment such as Vuforia, EasyAR, ARCore, and ARKit, and understand how they can be used by themselves or integrated into the Unity 3D engine to create AR markers, 3D models, and components of an AR app. By the end of this book, you'll be well versed in using different commercial AR frameworks as well as Unity for building robust AR projects.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Developing an ARKit app

To start developing an app with ARKit, make sure you have the required hardware we discussed in the Technical requirements section, including an iOS device, since it's necessary to run the app. 

You will also need an Apple account to build your project on a real device. If you don't have a paid account, you can also sign in with your regular free Apple ID. The current limits when using a free account are as follows: up to three installed apps on your device at the same time and the ability to create up to 10 different apps every seven days.

In this section, we will create an AR project using Xcode's template and go through its main components. Then, we will modify the basic app to visualize the detected surfaces and display important messages to users.