Indian-Origin Ex-Google Employee Now On Facebook
Ex-Google Employee Now On Facebook
SAN FRANCISCO: Nikhil Chandhok, who is an Indian-origin Director of Product for Augmented Reality (AR) at Google is joining Facebook to lead product management of its camera team working on AR.
Chandhok posted ” Now, as I join the Camera/AR team at Facebook, I’m especially interested in building more conversation and momentum in cross-platform camera services.” He tweeted also that,”Today is my 1st day at Facebook! There are massive opportunities ahead for AR & I look fwd to joining Facebook as we bring more AR experiences to life – for more people!”
Chandhok worked on Google’s “ARCore” smartphone AR platform and Daydream VR platform. He said “While I’m leaving the team at Daydream and Google, I’m proud of the work we did together. We gave developers “ARCore” and expanded access to augmented reality tools.”
Google released a new software development kit (SDK) called “ARCore” in August 2017, for a bid to bring the AR experience closer to Android users. Chandhok said, “We also designed foundational aspects of AR platforms and explored how people use AR now and how they’ll use it in the future.”
The platform renders AR capabilities to existing and future Android phones. The company built on the fundamental technologies used in Tango, another AR platform by Google but ARCore is scalable across the Android ecosystem as it doesn’t require any additional hardware. He also said that he is looking forward to building upon a platform that allows for the creation and discovery of global AR experiences everywhere.
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