Apple headsets will allow users to create AR apps with Siri

IT House News on January 28, according to a report by The Information’s Wayne Ma, Apple is developing new software tools that will allow developers and customers to create AR augmented reality applications for its widely circulated AR/VR headsets. .

Interestingly, the report claims that users will be able to create and publish AR apps for headsets through Siri, even if they have no coding skills:

With these software tools, Apple hopes that even people who don’t understand computer code can tell the headset through the Siri voice assistant to build an AR application, which can then be made available for others to download through the Apple App Store. For example, the tool lets users build an app that runs a virtual animal moving around a room and over or around real-life objects without having to design the animal from scratch, program its animation, and calculate its position in 3D space. Dyskinesia.

IT Home understands that the report compares Apple’s tools to Minecraft and Roblox, which allow anyone to easily create 3D tools and worlds. Apple is said to be leveraging technology it acquired from Montreal startup Fabric Software in 2017, and customers will be able to work with developers to distribute the AR apps they create on the App Store.

Apple already offers some AR authoring tools on the iPhone and iPad, such as Reality Composer, that can be extended to headsets.

It’s worth noting that the last time the sources cited in the report saw a demonstration of the tool was in 2021, so the report is based on earlier information and it’s not ruled out that Apple will make some changes later.

Apple is also reportedly working on AR content for the headset:

Apple executives are emphasizing health and wellness, including proposing augmented reality apps to help with meditation and exercise, people familiar with the matter said. An early AR demo included sitting users in a Zen garden.

Apple’s headset is expected to be released later this year,Will have an iOS-like interface with App Grid, advanced eye and hand tracking, and the ability to function as an external display for the Mac. The headset software tools are likely to be unveiled at Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC, in June, giving developers time to create AR and VR apps for the headsets before rolling them out to customers later this year.