While most people have only begun hearing the term augmented reality in the last year or so, AR has been around in some form since the early ’90s. It all started with heads-up displays (HUDs) for pilots to see instant information in their visors, but has graduated to a far more useful and widespread technology thanks to the advancement of computers and, more recently, smartphones.

Wikitude SDK 6, the latest incarnation of the long-running AR development tools by Wikitude GmbH, brings with it “Instant Tracking,” a form of simultaneous localization and mapping (more commonly known as SLAM… more


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