Date
22 October 2018
Currently, about 1.83 billion smartphones can run AR applications, according to an estimate. Photo: Bloomberg
Currently, about 1.83 billion smartphones can run AR applications, according to an estimate. Photo: Bloomberg

Google offers AR tutorial with Coursera

Google is offering an Augmented Reality (AR) course in partnership with Coursera, an online education website.

The basic course will have 15 hours of content, including 38 short videos, 19 readings, and four exercises over four weeks, according to information provided on Google website.

Some of the content is free to watch, but users will need to pay to see the full content and earn a certificate after passing all the exercises.

After finishing the entire course, users will gain basic knowledge about AR.

The crash course will train more developers for ARcore, the Google’s AR development tool for the Android system, and create variety for the Android users.

Google’s tech rival Apple had also announced in its recent worldwide developer conference (WWDC) plans to strengthen the use of AR.

About 1.83 billion smartphones can run AR applications, according to ARtillry Intelligence, an AR and VR research website.

The research house estimates that by 2020 there will be 4.26 billion smartphones that can run AR apps, and that over 80 percent of the phones will be using Google’s ARcore platform, rather than Apple’s ARkit.

AR is used by many firms for promotional activities and staff training, besides games, maps, car maintenance, and clinical application.

Coursera provides online courses with 145 universities in 28 countries. The partners include names such as Stanford University and the University of Michigan.

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