Niantic’s 8th Wall development platform is making Easy WebAR custom maps possible. It’ll make creating augmented reality web apps a breeze!

Read the announcement over on Twitter!

Why WebAR and why Niantic’s 8th Wall? What is it? Niantic’s 8th Wall is their new web development platform.

8th Wall is powered by their Lightship AR technology—which is the same technology that powers Niantic’s games, like PokĂ©mon GO!

You can find out more information on the official 8th Wall website. It allows people to create immersive, augmented reality experiences accessible to everyone!

It removes the need of getting users to install an app. Instead, they can just access it from their browser using a website link/URL.

The newest update to the 8th Wall web development platform includes making easy WebAR custom maps. Here are the highlighted features:

— Browse 20 expressive map themes with the Lightship Maps Theme Collection.

— Quickly design and build custom map themes with the Lightship Maps Theme Builder.

Check out the map creation tool showcase video:

Want to try out a demo of their WebAR mapping tools? You can try out the Lightship VPS World Explorer app/game online.

If you’re into augmented reality app development and technology, it’s worth looking into Niantic’s 8th Wall. Their technology is being used around the world, and was even used by the London Palace for the Flower Superbloom App.

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By Camellia Hao Ren

Camellia Hao Ren is an Australian journalist and editor. When they aren't writing, they are usually playing games or reading.

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