Today we are announcing the top ten finalists of the Niantic Beyond Reality Developer Contest! When we first announced the contest, we envisioned what’s officially underway: giving contest finalists the opportunity to create their own augmented reality (AR) experiences leveraging the same technology powering Niantic products including Pokemon GO and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
Right now, the ten teams listed below are working hard to develop exciting new explorations of geospatial AR built on top of the Niantic Real World Platform. Their projects will be judged on the basis of compelling design, how well their entry encourages engagement with the real world to promote imagination and adventure, how well they utilize Niantic technology, and whether their entry distinguishes itself from existing AR titles.
We can’t wait to see what new experiences the Beyond Reality teams’ creativity will invite us to explore. Huge congratulations to all of them:
Stay tuned for the release of the contest results this Fall. Until then, keep up to date on all things Niantic Real World Platform by following us at ar.dev.
-The Niantic team