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Lightship gives you the tools to create innovative, real-world AR experiences that inspire movement and encourage exploration.
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Niantic Lightship enables developers to build immersive AR experiences that precisely overlay AR content on the real world.

Lightship is the most comprehensive set of tools and services available to create new AR applications, or to add AR functionality to existing Unity-based apps, across iOS and Android devices. Lightship offers the best world-mapping, Visual Position System (VPS), Shared AR, semantic segmentation and more.

Innovative AR experiences with Lightship ARDK

Seamlessly merge the physical and digital worlds with the same AR and mapping tools used to power some of Niantic’s most popular games. With Lightship ARDK, you can now build on top of our foundation, accessing our depth sensing, occlusion, semantic segmentation, and Visual Positioning System to precisely anchor your content in physical spaces.

Elevating brands with memorable experiences

Looking to bring AR into your app experience? Whether you’re an artist, major brand, or non-profit Niantic’s in-house experts can help. We help innovative brands leverage realistic AR experiences to make deeper connections with their audiences, inspire change, and shape the next frontier in consumer technology.

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