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Facebook tries to entice developers by opening up its augmented reality platform

21 April 2017, 02:29 | Megan Pierce

At Facebook's F8 Conference, Company Takes a Big Jab at Snapchat

Eventually we'll use glasses for AR. That'll let us play a game of chess with a distant friend using a seemingly real chessboard

Social media platform Facebook is stepping up their game by rolling out features soon to hit the site.

This came after its rival Snapchat announced it was adding Snapchat Lenses feature, which offers 3-D effects and experiences over real-world photos using the smartphone's rear camera. With it, the camera will soon be able to recognise certain things like, say, a coffee mug, and a little menu will pop up with relevant effects like a cloud of steam, Buzzfeed reports.

Facebook's annual conference for software developers, F8, wraps up today. Frames Studio is an online creative editor that allows people to design frames that can be used either as profile picture frames or in the new Facebook camera. Zuckerberg said the company is making the "first mainstream augmented reality platform out of the camera", called "Act 2". The Camera Effects platform is created to be compatible with future augmented reality hardware, such as eyeglasses but in the meantime the effects will be available inside Facebook's Camera feature on smartphones. Facebook highlighted that at F8 with a focus on Facebook Spaces, which is a new VR app where users can get together in an interactive virtual environment.

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The app, available to download now in beta, lets users create a virtual version of themselves (for some reason) that can then enter socialise with your other friends sad enough to give it a go.

"Building an open platform I think is going to be one of the big advances that pushes this forward. all developers can work on [the open platform] so that way you don't just have 10 or 20 effects but you have thousands".

Augmented reality applications will enable people to use their smartphones to display and share location-based information, such as tips about favorite menus items at a local restaurant, with friends and family, Zuckerberg said.



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