#1170: Niantic’s Lightship AR Developer Kit Enables Third-Party Devs to Build the Real-World Metaverse

Niantic’s Lightship Augmented Reality Developer Kit celebrated it’s one-year anniversary in November 2022, and I had a chance to catch up Caitlin Lacey, a senior director of AR platform marketing at Niantic to talk about the evolution of the Lightship ARDK. Their Virtual Positioning System has the ability to “determine a user’s position and orientation with centimeter-level accuracy”, and their free Unity SDK enable’s third-party AR developers to build site-specific apps using the same systems that Niantic has built for AR games like Ingress and Pokémon GO. We talk about some of the other major features, and their intention to help build what they call the “real-world metaverse.”

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