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At Whodat, we are a team of engineers, designers, and scientists building the next generation Augmented Reality Platform. Our platform will empower developers to create beautiful AR experiences that the world can benefit from and enjoy. Our goal is to simplify experience creation, and make the crazy ideas in AR more tangible and achievable. We believe that inclusive AR experiences are a big part of our future, and want to be a part of the movement spearheading this leap.
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Whodat has now been around for four exciting years. As a startup in bootstrap mode, we’ve had great experiences learning, working with clients, building unique solutions and exploring the world of Augmented Reality. Every year we’ve discovered new idea (discarded even more), and gained a lot more insight into how this technology can be a part of a utopian technological society. This month, we are super excited to announce a partnership with, and investment from Ideaspring Capital. As a company trying to create a homegrown, one of a kind platform with our own unique tech, Ideaspring are our ideal partners. Their belief in the potential of technologies like augmented reality and machine learning to radically change the way we live resonates completely with us. We’re happy to be the first Augmented Reality technology company that Ideaspring is investing in. What We Are Building We are working towards building a platform that empowers developers...

So if you haven’t been living under a rock in the past year, chances are you’ve played and experienced the phenomenon that is Pokemon Go. I know I have. As a game that primarily uses Augmented Reality, it proved just how engaging experiences with AR can be. But it wasn’t all smooth sailing. Anyone who has played the game will remember the moment you have to throw a ball at it to collect your favorite character, and the moments of frustration that follow when time and again you miss the mark, and your Pokemon. Why does this happen? Pokemon Go uses simple GPS-based tracking and your device’s compass/gyroscope to get orientation and  position information (accurate to about 4-5 meters). This is why we cannot move closer to Pokemon (they seem to move along with us) and also why  Pokemon always appear to float over the ground or on a horizontal surface we’re pointing...