I’m assume that many of my readers check Games Alfresco on regular basis, but in case you don’t, please stop by and add your voice to this Open Letter to Apple: Let us Augment Reality with the iPhone!  The basic problem is, as Ori explains:

But here is the rub: we are currently unable to publish these apps on the app store because the iPhone SDK lacks public APIs for manipulating live video.

We are asking Apple to provide a public API to access live video in real time, on the iPhone.
We will be happy to offer additional technical details.

Ori also gives a timetable of expectations for the AR industry. 

We believe Apple has a window of opportunity of about 3 months before developers start looking elsewhere. If Apple decides to publish the API in that time frame – in the next 10 years, everyone might be using the iPhone as the preferred device to interact with the real world

I hope it gets Apple’s notice, because as an AR consumer, I’d love to spend my money on good AR apps and services. 

And if you haven’t already voted, stop by Ori’s poll on the best AR games (so far). 


Thomas K. Carpenter

Thomas K. Carpenter is a full time contemporary fantasy author with over 50 independently published titles. His bestselling, multi-series universe, The Hundred Halls, has over 25 books and counting. His stories focus on fantastic families, magical academies, and epic adventures.

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