It looks like Apple iPhone X users in future may get a whole bunch of new and interesting apps from developers. One such app could be coming from a developer, who recently showed how he used the smartphone’s Face ID feature to make the face of the user ‘invisible’.
As mentioned by Mashable, a Japanese app developer and CEO of a company named ViRD, Kazuya Noshiro, said in a tweet that he is working on an app that camouflaged users face with the backdrop, making it technically invisible.
The app is not complete yet as the top and sides of the face still show up along with eyes and mouth. The rest of the face mimics the backdrop and changes accordingly as the developer moves his head. Noshiro has posted a short video demonstrating the feature on Twitter. He says that the app is made on a popular gaming engine, Unity. The purpose of this app is not yet sure. Noshiro has not yet revealed anything else about his app or for what purpose the iPhone X users will be able to use it. Although we’ll get to know about it with time, for now, it definitely looks scary and at the same time seems to have potential.
Apple this year made it loud and clear how seriously it takes augmented reality as it announced the AR Kit. At the time of the iPhone X launch it even showed augmented reality content using the device.
Google too is making some moves in the particular section. Recently, the search giant announced that it will be shutting down its AR programme, Tango from March 2018. With this, the company will be able to invest more time in its ‘ARCore’ programme.
“We’re turning down support for Tango on March 1, 2018. Thank you to our incredible community of developers who made such progress with Tango over the last three years. We look forward to continuing the journey with you on ARCore,” the official Google Tango handle tweeted.