2016 flew by and we can’t believe how incredible this year was for the augmented reality industry: large investments, new players, new tools, advancements in our SDK and a handful of showcases such as Porsche, IKEA Delft, Media Markt and many others.
Apple ate up Metaio. ARToolWorks to Daqri, Vuforia to PTC, Oculus to Facebook, Moodstocks to Google, Layar to Blippar, Cimagine to Snap – when will this nightmare end. All the developer friendly SDKs have been swallowed up by bigger players to stay competitive. 2014-2016 has been where augmented and virtual reality Developers got screwed over and over again.