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Layar SDK Update: Custom Location and New Callbacks

Chris Cameron March 15, 2016

Good news! We’ve recently updated the Layar SDK as we continue to make it as easy as possible to embed your own Augmented Reality (AR) experiences into your own iOS and Android apps.

Having the freedom to customize your AR experience to fit your brand and your users’ needs has always been a cornerstone of the Layar SDK, and with this latest update we aim to continue that tradition. So what’s new in the latest version?

Custom Location Provider
You no longer need to rely solely on the built-in GPS of the user’s device to get location data. Now you can hook into any location provider that you choose. For example, you can use iBeacons to create a more accurate location-based AR experience when indoors.

A note to developers: the Layar SDK simply allows for a custom location provider but does not include any alternative providers itself, that part is up to you!

More Custom Callbacks
We’ve added more callbacks that give you more control over the look-and-feel of your experience. For Geo Layers, you can now opt to remove the compass and the messages shown at the top which usually pertain to the number of results found nearby.

These changes make it even easier to create your own customized AR experience, whether that means creating a custom look or using advanced custom location providers to make a more engaging experience.

If you’re an existing SDK user, check your inbox for instructions on updating your SDK. Or if you’re interested in using the SDK, you can try it now for free!

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Layar Vision Best Practices Webinar Now Posted

Adriane Goetz September 19, 2011

Last Thursday we hosted a Layar Vision Best Practices webinar, where our product and R&D departments provided examples of good vs. bad reference images and answered developer questions.

In case you missed it, you can download the Best Practices webinar here, or access all of our webinars on the wiki.

We’re hosting our next webinar Thursday, October 13 at 5pm Amsterdam time (CEST). This time we’ll be addressing technical questions dealing with all aspects of Layar development, and we’re asking you to submit questions and suggested topics to webinar[at]layar[dot]com a week in advance (by Thursday, 6 October).

Register for the Layar Technical Q&A now!

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