Juniper Research came out with a new report stating that 200 million people will use augmented reality apps on a regular basis by 2018. It also claims that AR is expanding from gaming and going into the lifestyle and healthcare category.
This can be seen already in hospitals and clinics. Some rocket companies are using some of this technology as well. It seems, however, that some of this report is based off of Android’s growing dominance. Juniper appears to claim that a more standardized platform to work from will create a better AR user experience and adoption.
Either way, this study looks very promising for AR developers. The report looks extremely thorough and something to not just take lightly.