Augmented Reality Arrested Development

Augmented reality proved its potential for popularity last summer with the craze around Pokemon Go, but the technology still faces a major challenge as AR developers emphasize platform development over product innovation.
The difference can be likened to the utility of a Swiss army knife.
“The Swiss army knife is the platform, but each [tool] is the product,” explained Neil Gupta, founder of non-profit BostonAR. “Each one of these [components] is a killer app or I have utility for it. I don’t actually have any utility for that little red piece of plastic that holds any tool that I want…

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