With generous support from Reality Labs, US Ignite provided $20,000 in cash to three communities – Philadelphia, Raleigh/Town of Cary, and Long Beach. Each community identified cash or in-kind services from other partners to match the awarded funds. The three communities then hosted a local AR Developer Challenge Competitions that tasked entrepreneurs, hackers, makers, developers, and other creative minds with using AR to target problems in areas such as healthcare, workforce development, public welfare, and education.
AR Challenge Results
The AR applications resulting from the AR Developer Challenge give us just a glimpse of the possibilities. Check out this blog post highlighting the results from the AR Developer Challenges. This experience makes it clear that when local communities and business leaders pitch real community problems to local entrepreneurs, innovative solutions emerge to improve community experiences, engagement, and enterprise. Watch a short recap of the winning AR apps in the video below.
Scroll through the carousel below to learn more about all of the AR applications pitched and recognized in the three selected communities.