Today, Augment is excited to announce our augmented reality SDK, now available to retailers, brands, and manufacturers alike who want to leverage AR to better their shopping experience for consumers.

When Augment was founded, our goal was to merge the real and virtual seamlessly through augmented reality. We wanted to bring the most realistic way to view virtual objects in the real world to as many people as possible. With more than 2.3 million app downloads, 400,000 registered users, 50,000 3D designers and hundreds of customers, we’ve succeeded beyond our expectations.

Today we’re expanding our vision with the Augment SDK, allowing companies all over the world to integrate the technology behind Augment in their own applications. This begins the era of aCommerce. Acommerce or Augmented Commerce describes the buying and selling of goods using augmented reality to visualize products virtually in the real-world environment before purchasing.Before, augmented reality shopping experiences were bound to third-party apps or disconnected stand-alone augmented shopping apps. The result? A disjointed user experience for your customer.

With the Augment SDK and the Augment Product Database, Augment can power the augmented reality shopping experience through your own mobile app or website. After all, doesn’t every consumer want to try your products at home before they buy?

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