Microsoft is rolling out an Android version of its HoloLens app (remote assistance version) and aniOS-only tool for previewing products. The new features are expected to launch this spring.
Announced last year, the remote assistant enables a user to collaborate with other people, where their eyes can be seen by the other person through the headset camera. For example, a colleague can guide another colleague by drawing AR annotations for his/him to follow.
The new Hololens version is only for smartphones. Therefore, the app is open mostly to professionals who already use headsets and don’t need a headset.
The tech behemoth is also competing with other AR apps makers such as Google and Apple by targeting professionals.
Coming to the iOS tool; it is called as Product Visualize 365. The tool is developed exclusively for iOS users targeting sales professionals who sell complex products such as vehicles, etc. It will allow them to create scaled-down previews and showcase full-sized models in augmented reality (AR). One can already view models in several apps but, in his tool, they can integrate into Microsoft larger suite of collaboration rolls and sales.
Since the majority of retailers are already working with iOS devices, the company is rolling out the feature for them first. The tool is expected to launch its Hololens version in the near feature.
By launching the new Hololens version, Microsoft has taken the AR innovation to the next level. The company’s new range of AR products is very advanced and up-to-the-mark.