Published On: Tue, Jan 30th, 2018

Facebook nabs Google’s AR product director


Facebook has stolen divided Google’s executive of Product for AR Nikhil Chandhok, who will be fasten FB to lead product government of a Camera group operative on protracted reality.

Chandhok worked on Google’s ARCore smartphone protracted existence height as good as a Daydream VR height in his position there. Previously, Chandhok had co-founded AI startup Bento Labs, that lifted $2 million from GV and First Round Capital, among others.

“…As we join a Camera/AR group during Facebook, I’m looking brazen to building on a height that allows for a origination and find of tellurian AR practice everywhere. I’m generally meddlesome in building some-more review and movement in cross-platform camera services,” Chandhok wrote in a Facebook post.

Both Google nor Facebook have staked out AR as a vital height for a companies’ destiny growth. They both have some projects that they’ve had really high-profile reveals for, though most of a responsibility has been on developers to figure out what a ruin to indeed do with a platforms. Everyone seems to simply posit what they competence do in a universe with AR glasses, though it’s a stream universe where a lot of companies are carrying a tough time visualizing what will make a user lift their smartphone adult to see an protracted perspective of a world.

Google’s ARCore height has been a far-reaching open universe for developers to find out what to do with positional tracking on plane planes (on name devices). Meanwhile, Facebook’s Camera Effects has been a some-more candid opening into a universe of selfie filters, though lives inside Facebook Camera, that we might be astounded to learn exists in your FB app.

Long story short, it’s early days, so removing a right talent to conclude your product prophesy is apparently key. Facebook has a prolonged diversion of AR being mapped out on a hardware side with Oculus Research eyeing furious displays, though removing some-more people focused on a use cases of tomorrow — even if they only demeanour like updated camera facilities rather than dedicated quote-unquote AR facilities — is a opposite plea altogether.

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