What started as an April Fools joke last year, is now turning into a reality, a Dogmented Reality. Yes, you read that right. The term "Dogmented reality" was coined by Meta last year as an April Fools gag, but little did it know that its foolish gag would turn into a full-blown reality for numerous pet lovers and smartphone users who cannot afford a real life pet due to financial reasons or several other reasons.

One simple Twitter search for Dogmented Reality hashtag will bring you face to face with several tweets, images and videos where people are travelling the world with their virtual pets just the same way that they sit in our reality almost similar to way it happens in the popular Pokémon Go game. However, the only problem that arises here is that similar to those apps, these virtual pets are unaware of their real world surroundings and they just sit on the phone screen 24x7 as an overlay on top of the real world that we live in.

And now it seems, people's peek of interest in Dogmented Reality has actually got technology genius Apple excited as its new ARKit platform might be embracing the Dogmented Reality and as Apple always does, make it better than ever.



According to a tweet sent out on June 28th, 2017, from the Twitter account of Good Dogs Game app, which is a quite popular mobile game from the WeRateDogs, its Dogmented Reality app will be coming out soon to Apple's ARKit and iOS11. If the announcement is true, it would take Dogmented Reality to a whole new level. With the ARKit coming into picture, dogs in the Dogmented Reality will soon be actually able to understand the real world environment and act/react according to it.

Apple introduced ARKit, a new framework that allows developers to easily create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad, earlier this month. By blending digital objects and information with the environment around you, ARKit takes apps beyond the screen, freeing them to interact with the real world in entirely new ways.

Apple's ARKit platform is proving to be a strong competitor to Google’s new Tango platform, which is meant for Android devices. Experts are also pinning hope that one day the ARKit will act as as the basis for Apple's long-rumored AR glasses.

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