During beta testing, access to the VPS will be free
Niantic introduced Campfire, a location-based social network that integrates with games.
The social network uses the list of friends in the Niantic account to show their location on the map (with their consent), as well as upcoming game events.
The company raised $300 million to develop the augmented reality platform. Niantic also introduced the Visual Positioning System (VPS), a platform for developers of location-based AR applications.
The company’s new technology will allow developers to determine the position of users and bind the AR object to a specific location. During beta testing, access to the VPS will be free.
Later it will be paid, and the price will depend on the number of users in the application per month. Now more than 30 thousand places and a huge AR-map of the world are available on the platform.