AR App Dotty Launches on Apple and Android App Stores
A new augmented-reality app called Dotty is now available for iOS and Android via the platforms’ respective app stores. The new app makes it possible for images, objects and anything else users can think of to be rendered into AR, opening up almost limitless possibilities for developers looking to expand into this revolutionary and exciting new market segment.
Dotty started as a 3D printing company back in 2014, but quickly moved from printing to 3D visualization as VR and AR started to take off. The company’s first foray into AR was an app made for a sunglasses manufacturer where people could try out different models of shade on a picture of themselves, giving them an idea of what the product they were buying would look like. Dotty was able to move on from there and the company feels that they offer more than other AR visualization companies in that the app is focused on teaching and training on site.
Dotty has entered into partnerships with several companies thus far, including several software companies as well as the Osterhout Design Group, which is manufacturing a headset designed for augmented reality with $58 million that they raised with help of 20th Century Fox.
The future is definitely looking up for augmented reality in general and Dotty in particular, with several companies working on hardware that can render both VR and AR easily and cheaply. The new app should make it easier than ever to design new AR programs and apply real-world objects into them. The next step is to also create hardware tailored toward Dotty, so we’re sure to be hearing more from the small company in the future.
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