What is ARCore?

Overview of Google platform for building augmented reality apps for Android
06 September 2017   3036

ARCore is a platform for building augmented reality apps on Android. ARCore uses three key technologies to integrate virtual content with the real world as seen through your phone's camera:

  • Motion tracking allows the phone to understand and track its position relative to the world.
  • Environmental understanding allows the phone to detect the size and location of flat horizontal surfaces like the ground or a coffee table.
  • Light estimation allows the phone to estimate the environment's current lighting conditions.

Also, a fresh videocap from Google Developers Days Europe 2017 can get you familiar with ARCore.

ARCore is Google’s new Android SDK that brings Augmented Reality capabilities to millions of mobile devices. In this video, Tom Slater introduces the main concepts of ARCore, walks through building your first AR app, and explains how to make the most of the ARCore SDK.

Frontend News Digest 18 - 24.01

How to turn a procreate drawing into a web animation, how to self-hos your web fonts, giant fines for privacy breach in EU and more
24 January 2020   219

Greetings! I hope your week went great! Here's new frontend technologies news digest.

Learn about the new browser in-development called Flow, which has a completely new multi-threaded rendering engine, Google is stopping the support for data-vocabulary, NodeJS update and other intersting posts, guides, updates and more are waiting for your attention in this digest.

Guides

  • How to Turn a Procreate Drawing into a Web Animation

Great tiny tutorial for those who use the popular iOS drawing app for creating something for your website

  • Understanding the “Initial”, “Inherit” and “Unset” CSS Keywords

Deep guide for the CSS newbies, but even skilled frontenders can find something interesting

  • How To Self-Host Your Web Fonts

Learn how to self-host web fonts so you’re not rely on Google

Articles

  • New browser on the block: Flow

An interview with Piers Wombwell, lead developer of Flow, a new browser that is being developed and it has a completely new multi-threaded rendering engine (no relation to WebKit, Gecko, or Blink)

  • Fines for European privacy breaches reach 114 million euros: report

Don't break the law

  • Sunsetting support for data-vocabulary

Starting from April 6, the data-vocabulary markup will no longer be eligible for Google rich result features

Update

  • Playwright

Node lib to automate the Chromium, WebKit and Firefox browsers

  • AVA

Test runner for Node.js

  • Node v13.7.0 (Current)

Another update for superpopular tool

Video

  • dotJS 2019 - Bert Belder - Deno