Metaio GmbH

Developer of PC, Web, Mobile and Custom Offline Augmented Reality Applications. Acquired by Apple in 2015.
End Market(s):  Marketing & Commerce

Company Type: Enterprise Platform Developer

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Summary: Recently acquired by Apple, AR technology developer Metaio, develops AR tools that use 3D tracking capable devices for development and deployment of Augmented Reality apps.  Speculative applications within the Apple universe would be with Apple’s iPad line. Tablet platforms have the light-weight portability needed for carrying a 3D mapping-capable device but also have enough mechanical area to house the additional circuitry and camera technology required to implement the design, not to mention the additional CPU and graphics horsepower required.



  • Apple acquired Metaio for an undisclosed amount in May 2015.

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Competitors: Leap Motion, Microsoft HoloLens