CNN: Snapchat creators earn serious money from making AR filters

CNN: Snapchat creators earn serious money from making AR filters. “[Ana] Casciello is part of a community of about 100 ‘official lens creators’ who make custom augmented reality lenses for Snapchat. Many creators find ways to earn tens of thousands of dollars creating sponsored AR lenses for brands, including Nike (NKE) and Fanta, and selling merchandise such as t-shirts.”

Digital Trends: Google’s fun AR walking directions are ready for your Android phone and iPhone

Digital Trends: Google’s fun AR walking directions are ready for your Android phone and iPhone. “The augmented reality walking directions feature in Google Maps is about to be made available on more devices. Google has announced its Live View AR walking mode will come to Android phones that support ARCore, and iPhone models that support ARKit this week. The feature has been available for Pixel phones for some time, after being initially announced during Google I/O in 2018.”

Engadget: The ‘Minecraft Earth’ beta begins its global takeover this month

Engadget: The ‘Minecraft Earth’ beta begins its global takeover this month. “It’s been a couple of months since we first heard about Minecraft Earth, the augmented reality version of Mojang’s game that makes the real world a playscape full of your blocky creations. It promised a beta release of the game would arrive this summer and now, along with a new trailer, the company says it will launch on iOS within the next two weeks, with Android following ‘soon thereafter.'”

Virtual Fashion: The Digitally Generated Clothes Appearing On Your IG Influencer Feeds (Elle)

Elle: Virtual Fashion: The Digitally Generated Clothes Appearing On Your IG Influencer Feeds. “Picture this: you’re browsing online and a statement jacket suddenly catches your eye. Metallic, with flashes of lime green; it’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. After some umming and ahhing, you decide to buy it. Instead of ever seeing it in person, though, you supply a photo of yourself and the same image is then sent back with your newly purchased jacket edited onto you.”

Korea Biz Wire: S. Korea to Develop AR-based Search Engine for Buildings

Korea Biz Wire: S. Korea to Develop AR-based Search Engine for Buildings. “The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport plans to organize the Construction Information System Innovation Task Force on Wednesday to introduce a new service that uses augmented reality (AR) technology to provide information on various buildings to the public.”