The AppShow has always been ahead of its time, showcasing apps like Uber and Waze, when they were emerging technology, well before they became household names. On January 23d, the AppShow proudly returned for its 20th Edition. The reboot is in direct response to the wide demand from global technology and business audiences who had attended in previous years.
Always ahead of the curve, this AppShow also included the launch of Mirra's new AR app. Kevin Farnham, CEO of Mirra was on stage live to showcase the growth of the Mirra platform. In away Mirra is looking to be the Squarespace of AR/VR creation. Mirra allows people to build, share, and explore immersive experiences. As a Creator, use Mirra’s environments, components and drag-and-drop functionality so you can focus on executing your vision. You won’t have to code, and you can build and view right in your browser. As a Visitor, explore spaces that reveal something new with each turn by touring someone else’s imagination. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mirra-ar/id1291014696?mt=8
I am a big fan of Mirra's platform and excited to see how they grow. The event overall was full of promise for the world of AR.
One of my favorite growing AR apps was on display as well and announced some upcoming features to Membit as well as a promotional contest in association with the AppShow. https://www.arkittens.com/blog/appshowmembit
“As we relaunch The AppShow with a focus on augmented reality, we wanted to give people a pure and easy way to experience AR that works,” said Seth Socolow, Executive Producer, The AppShow. “Membit is one of the early leaders in outdoor AR on smartphones, so it was an obvious choice. With Membit, in a matter of a couple of days, we were able to easily create a scavenger hunt to highlight app history associated with the AppShow and San Francisco. New and old app enthusiasts will really enjoy seeing first hand the mixture of real-world spaces and digital content that AR offers.”
“When we learned about the incredible history of the AppShow it seemed like a natural application for Membit. Membit is all about telling stories about places, and now people walking down these streets in San Francisco will know the part that these places played in the history of Apps," said Membit CEO Jay Van Buren. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/membit/id963524940?mt=8
During the weekend prior to the event, the VR/AR Association of SF had a ARKit workshop and one of the standouts of the program got the great opportunity to present the hard work they put into creating their ARKit app.
Check out as Alberto Tono discusses the ARKit apps he created in a weekend with no coding experience.
There are more great videos from the event on the official Youtube page so go check them out and you can look forward to more great events from The AppShow this year.