Curiscope, the developer behind virtual reality (VR) experience Great White Sharks has turned its attention to augmented reality (AR) and Apple’s ARKit, creating an app called shARk.
shARk allows users to feed and play with their very own pet leopard shark by dropping bait anywhere and everywhere. They can also record and share the best and weirdest places they find their sharks through the in-app video sharing.
The app is free to download from iTunes, designed for both iPhone and iPad, and features in-app purchases so users can choose to unlock the infamous Great White Shark for 79p/99 cents.
“With our VR Great White Shark experience in 2016 we wanted to create the number 1 mobile VR experience and, with close to 24m views, the reception was fantastic,” explained Ed Barton, CEO and co-founder of Curiscope. “It was an obvious move to do something similar with AR. ARKit is the technology that finally bridges the gap between high-end positional technology and the accessible mass-market with over 100m compatible devices. It’s a perfect match for Curiscope, enabling us to encourage curiosity, wonder and connection with the world that surrounds us.”
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