The company plans to present a solution for the development of collaborative augmented reality applications.
As published by Variety, Samsung will present at the Samsung Developer Conference, which takes place from 7 to 8 November, a augmented reality service in the cloud (AR cloud) for the development of collaborative applications. In addition, they may offer a first look at one of the prototypes of your dedicated AR viewer, a type of device that we had heard about before in 2016 or even more recently with the possibility of being hybrid (VR and AR), although in the latter case it could have finally been the review of Odyssey that went on sale last month.
Farsh Fallah, director of developer relations at XR, suggested last month at the Virtual Reality Strategy conference that the company could showcase such an AR viewer at this Samsung event, as Variety shares, although it is unclear what the company’s plans with this device would be, that is, whether or not it would translate into a product for consumers.
Project Whare, the AR cloud they work on, is a project developed by their Next incubator that they have not yet officially announced and consists of a set of cross-platform services for developers that will drive a new generation of multi-user AR experiences and applications at scale, as described in a job offer. Whare will also offer a shared AR asset management platform. Samsung Next itself recently invested in the Spatial collaborative tool compatible with Microsoft’s HoloLens viewer.
In addition to AR, the annual developer conference will focus on voice, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality, with some demos such as the one planned by the Gates of Nowhere: Inferno studio.