Apple ARKit is proving popular among gamers, new data showstechnicalstudio | March 27, 2018 | 0 | Mobiles
Apple took a headlong dive into augmented reality (AR) when it announced ARKit in iOS 11, giving developers a platform to create AR experiences for the iPhone and iPad. New data seems to suggest that leap is paying off.
Sensor Tower, an app insights firm, found that more than 13 million ARKit-only apps have been installed on iOS devices around the globe since ARKit launched on September 19, 2017.
Looking more closely at the kind of ARKit apps users installed, games runs away with the lead, accounting for 47% of installs. A distant second are apps in the Utilities category at 14%, followed by Entertainment at 12% and Lifestyle at 11%.
Utilities actually dropped 4% from Sensor Tower’s first analysis in October 2017, while Lifestyle jumped 6% from its original position.
So, which ARKit-only apps are the most popular? AR Dragon, a pet simulator that has you take care of a baby dragon, is the top free app. Measuring app CamToPlan Pro, meanwhile, leads in both the Paid and Grossing categories.
You can see a breakdown of each category as well as other data from Sensor Tower in the charts below:
This article was sourced fromTechRadar