logo-loader
viewApple Inc.

NexTech AR Solutions adds Apple-exclusive file format to its augmented reality roster

The .USDZ file type allows users to preview files without needing to run an application to open them

Apple Inc.products
The .USDZ file type was launched in 2018 by Apple and Pixar and give developers another tool to create 3D augmented reality assets for iPhones, Macs and other Apple products

NexTech AR Solutions Corp (OTCMKTS:NEXCF) (CSE:NTAR) has beefed up its augmented reality offerings by adding the Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) exclusive .USDZ 3D file type to its arsenal. 

The .USDZ file type leverages the Quick Look feature on Mac computers, which allows users to preview files by hitting the spacebar without needing to run an application to open them. That same technology can be used to engage with AR content.

“It has become clear to us that to work with Apple Business Chat and Quick Look which our partner LivePerson is integrated with, we needed our platform to convert files to the .USDZ file format,” CEO Evan Gappelberg said. “This enhancement also expands our ability to provide engaging AR experiences from SMS messaging, Facebook Messenger and Apple Business Chat on iPhones.”

READ: NexTech AR Solutions stock climbs after Starwood Research note touts its billion-dollar potential

The .USDZ file type was launched in 2018 by Apple and Pixar and give developers another tool to create 3D augmented reality assets for iPhones, Macs and other Apple products.

NexTech previously relied exclusively on the GTLF file format, a creation of a consortium of companies including Adobe, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Google known as the Khronos Group. NexTech joined the exploratory group in 2019.

Contact Andrew Kessel at [email protected] 

Follow him on Twitter @andrew_kessel 

Quick facts: Apple Inc.

Price: 320.27 USD

NASDAQ:AAPL
Market: NASDAQ
Market Cap: $1.4 trillion
Follow

Add related topics to MyProactive

Create your account: sign up and get ahead on news and events

NO INVESTMENT ADVICE

The Company is a publisher. You understand and agree that no content published on the Site constitutes a recommendation that any particular security, portfolio of securities, transaction, or investment strategy is...

FOR OUR FULL DISCLAIMER CLICK HERE

Watch

Full interview: NexTech AR Resources signs new deal for augmented reality in...

NexTech AR Solutions (CSE:NTAR-OTCQB: NEXCF) CEO Evan Gappelberg joined Steve Darling from Proactive Vancouver with news the company has signed another deal with a company in the arms sector. This deal is with Steyr Arms, a world-renowned firearms manufacturer.  Gappelberg says NexTech...

1 hour, 3 minutes ago

2 min read