ARKit, Apple’s augmented world fabric that CEO Tim Cook recently likened to being as “dramatic” a development as the App Store itself, has now been installed more than 3 million times worldwide through a emcee of ARKit-powered apps and plays, according to a brand-new report out today from Sensor Tower.
The app store intelligence firm also examined the most popular ARKit apps, and found that tournaments are currently dominating, in terms of both which apps are available boasting the new technology, as well as what parties are downloading.
What stirs ARKit compelling, Cook this week was reported in a wide-ranging interview with The Independent , is that it allows developers to focus on their fervours, while Apple manages the technical overcomes of implementing AR in the mobile apps.
“The way that you get lots of great ideas is for us to do the heavy lifting of the complexity of locational concepts and software, and set those working in the operating system, ” Cook had said.
Initially, however, what customers are responding to the most are AR-powered games, Sensor Tower noted. That’s not too surprising — after all, Pokemon GO is what really drew AR into the mainstream with its AR game for captivating Pokemon out in the real world.
Today, AR plays are the single largest category, accounting for 35 percent of ARKit-only apps worldwide. Utilities are in second place with 19 percentage of sets followed by Entertainment( 11 percentage ), Education( 7 percentage ), Photo& Video( 6 percent) and Lifestyle( 5 percent ). The persisting ARKit apps( “Other”) make up 8 percent of ARKit apps.
ARKit-powered games are also attending a lot of traction, in terms of downloads and revenue, Sensor Tower knew. In information, mobile plays accounted for 53 percent of ARKit-only app downloads and 62 percentage of revenues so far.
Many of the AR activities are “a mix of AR-driven takes on conventional game auto-mechanics, ” memorandum Sensor Tower, like strategy or mystify games.
When looking at the number of estimated installed and income, apps like “AR Dragon, ” “Zombie Gunship Revenant” and “AR Sports Basketball” were the top three free ARKit apps. Of those, “AR Dragon” from the Australian developers at PlaySide Studios accounted for more than 20 percentage of the top free ARKit-only app downloads.