With Apple ready to unleash ARKit to millions of iPhones and iPads and ARCore on its way to supporting millions of Android devices, is there room in the world for a cross-platform mobile AR platform?

On Aug. 28, Palo Alto startup 8th Wall announced its 8th Wall XR, a suite of native tools for developing mobile AR apps. They cited that, despite the introduction of ARKit, 85 percent of smartphones would lack native AR frameworks in 2018, illustrating the need for their platform.

Then, on Aug. 29, Google announced ARCore, with the goal of providing AR tools to developers for 100 million Android… more

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