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Qualcomm Releases Augmented Reality SDK For Apple iOS

America’s leading wireless telecoms development firm Qualcomm has released its augmented reality software development kit for Apple’s iOS.

According to technology website Slash Gear, Qualcomm has released its software development kit (SDK) for devices powered by Apple’s iOS including the iPhone 4, iPad 2 and the fourth generation iPod Touch.

"The expansion of Qualcomm's AR Platform from Android to iOS enables developers to use Apple's XCode and Unity 3 to build high-performance, interactive 3D AR experiences," the company stated on Thursday.

“This SDK supports iPhone 4, iPad 2, and the fourth generation iPod touch. It also supports Unity, a WYSIWYG rapid game development tool, while also allowing developers to work directly in Xcode if they prefer. The SDK can be downloaded from Qualcomm’s developer center,” the website reveals.

The Augmented Reality Software Development Kit (SDK) which was launched for Google’s Android operating system in October last year aims at helping developers develop more augmented reality apps for the OS.

Qualcomm organised the Augmented Reality Application Developer Challenge in 2010 to encourage the use of the SDK to develop augmented reality apps for gaming and social platforms.

The SDK can be downloaded from Qualcomm’s website manually.