Qualcomm is set to open its Augmented Reality SDK to iOS developers, allowing them to submit AR apps to the App Store for App(le)roval (sorry).
The tools are currently available for tinkering purposes only, but the 2,000 developers who’ve already signed up will soon be able to start making moolah from their augmented reality efforts.
“We will have a commercial version of our AR SDK by the end of the month," Qualcomm’s Michael Gervautz told Pocket-lint at Innovation Qualcomm in Istanbul.
The service has been available for Android for a while now, and over 10,000 developers have reportedly signed up.
For an idea of what to expect, check out these YouTube videos for Paparazzi and Inch High Stunt Guy. They took first and second place respectively at the 2010 Qualcomm Augmented Reality Developer Challenge.
The former tasks you with snapping pictures of celebs before they attack your camera, while the latter sees you plotting courses for a little stunt dude. Interesting stuff.