The AR mirrors have been first examined on the Williamsburg location of Nike in New York final fall, permitting prospects to just about strive on Nike clothes and rating reductions by taking part in an AR recreation. The check was deemed a hit, and now Nike is deploying the know-how in additional shops throughout the US.
AR has powered Snapchat filters and Lenses (the corporate’s time period for its in-app AR experiences) for years, however these extra makes use of of the know-how create a possible income stream for Snap exterior the social media platform’s app.
Last month, Snap launched AR Enterprise Services, or ARES, promoting its AR know-how to manufacturers in order that they will use it in their very own apps, web sites, and shops. The AR mirrors at Nike and Men’s Wearhouse are a part of that ARES initiative.
Today, Snap mentioned additionally it is launching a sequence of AR merchandising machines in partnership with Coca-Cola over the approaching months. When prospects wave their hand on the machine, it’s going to open a “portal” the place they will get a tender drink, try merchandise, earn rewards, and play video games, all managed by hand gestures.
Snap can also be launching new AR capabilities in its Snapchat app for 16 dwell music festivals this summer time, together with Bonnaroo in Tennessee, Governors Ball in New York, and Lollapalooza Paris. Audience members will be capable to use an AR compass and 3D map contained in the app to navigate across the festivals. And a set with DJ Kygo, additionally this summer time, will function unique visuals viewable solely through AR.