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Escher Reality


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About Escher Reality

Escher Reality, formerly AR Spirit, is an Augmented Reality API that allows users to build AR apps. Its multi-user, cross platform can store digital objects in the real world, and uses markerless technology. Escher Reality aggregates AR video data from people's camera phones and pins it to locations so other developers can build better experiences.

Headquarters Location

San Francisco, California,

United States

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Expert Collections containing Escher Reality

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Escher Reality is included in 1 Expert Collection, including AR/VR.



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This collection includes companies creating hardware and/or software for augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality applications.

Escher Reality Patents

Escher Reality has filed 1 patent.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Augmented reality
  • Geolocation
  • Image processing
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Mixed reality, Virtual reality, Augmented reality, Geolocation, Image processing


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Related Topics

Mixed reality, Virtual reality, Augmented reality, Geolocation, Image processing



Latest Escher Reality News

Pokémon Go developers have purchased AR company Escher Reality

Feb 3, 2018

Neowin 15 minutes ago Niantic Labs, best known for their augmented reality Android and iOS game Pokémon Go, has announced that it is purchasing Escher Reality. According to a statement by Escher Reality, "The long term vision is to help to bring shared and persistent AR experiences to millions of people around the world, and further realize AR's impact going forward. Ultimately, we share Niantic's goal of enriching people’s experiences by blending the physical and the digital worlds." Meanwhile, on Niantic's blog , the company states that the purchase will help it accelerate "work on persistent, shared AR as part of the Niantic real-world application platform". This recent purchase makes sense given the nature of Pokémon Go wherein players view theoutside world through their phone with the aim of finding and capturing Pokémon. The game revolves around augmented reality and recently added ARKit functionality . This is not Niantic's first purchase, last November, Niantic also purchased Evertoon , the developers behind an app which allowed users to create animated shorts. Don't forget to follow us @NeowinGaming on Twitter to keep up to date with our gaming coverage! Tags

Escher Reality Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is Escher Reality's headquarters?

    Escher Reality's headquarters is located at San Francisco.

  • What is Escher Reality's latest funding round?

    Escher Reality's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Escher Reality raise?

    Escher Reality raised a total of $120K.

  • Who are the investors of Escher Reality?

    Investors of Escher Reality include Niantic, Y Combinator, MassChallenge, iRobot Ventures, Into Ventures and 7 more.

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