Augmented Reality is the FUTURE…! But what is the FUTURE of Augmented Reality?

Augmented Reality(AR) is drastically going to change the way we learn, shop, and visualize everyday objects in the upcoming years. Major brands like IKEA and Amazon, to name a few, have implemented AR development into their businesses to have an upper hand over their competitors in trying to provide their customers with an interactive experience with their brand.

The Market capital for AR by 2022 is estimated to be around USD 160 billion (Statista AR/VR Market Size Prediction) due to the crucial upgrade it can incorporate within various industries like Education, Real estate, Healthcare, Retail, Manufacturing, Navigation, Automobile, Fitness, Entertainment & Infotainment and many more.

But what is stopping AR from gaining mainstream popularity among a lot of businesses in the market provided the plethora of advantages it has to offer? This blog briefly summarises the limitations of AR development in the market and provides a fitting solution.

Limitations of AR Development:
The major challenge for AR development in the market is because of a few factors that will slowly diminish as AR gains popularity in the future.

Awareness:
People have associated AR with gaming and aren’t educated enough to see a world full of possibilities and advantages that AR has to offer in other industries. This will only resolve when they see the real-time application of AR in other industries.

Cost and time:
AR development is not very convenient for a lot of businesses because it is a costly and time-consuming affair.

Dependency:
Creating and maintaining an AR app would require a dependency on developers, software and hardware during various steps of the process.

Lack of Proven Business Models:
A lot of businesses do not see the need for AR as they believe it might not give consistent and promising results when compared to conventional methods of branding and customer interactivity.

Acceptance:
It is going to be a while before people start accepting AR as a part and parcel of life just like the time when the internet and smartphones were introduced to the world.

Possibilities of AR Development:
The stigma associated with AR has blinded people from seeing the bright side of the technology. The advantages are endless and will help the business right from building a virtual concept of the product, training their employees, appealingly presenting their product, helping the user understand the product in a detailed way and make a wiser decision by enhancing interactivity.

Let us imagine you are a business owner and a sales representative from a firm that provides tailored AR development solutions for specific businesses, quotes you an upwards of USD 5000(excluding license fees) and about 200+ hours for the complete AR development and around USD 100 and 10+ hours every month as maintenance of the application.

By rationally thinking this through, you will reconsider AR development for your business due to the following:

– The high cost of development.

– Time-consuming process.

– High dependency on Developers.

– Migration between SDKs is not feasible.

– Cost of content creation.

– Is AR mandatory for my business?

You realize that AR is not mandatory for your business, but it is good to implement it because of the overwhelming response your business will receive from the audience for providing a unique and interactive purchase experience which will, in turn, boost sales and assure the loyalty of the customer.

You start wishing how all of this wouldn’t be so expensive and time-consuming, yet wouldn’t compromise on the quality of work.

We, at PlugXR, have the right solution for you.

Why PlugXR is Unique Platform?
PlugXR’s fastest and first-of-its-kind AR Creator Platform helps you to create immersive and detailed AR experiences with our easy drag and drop option without any coding skills. You surely would have landed on a few drags and drop AR platforms while you were researching an easier and efficient alternative for AR development. But what makes PlugXR stand apart as a one-stop end-to-end AR solution provider is mentioned below:

Every other drag and drop platform requires you to be dependant on a developer to create an AR app for the first time. We assure zero dependencies on a developer to create an app and maintain it further.

We make creating an AR app so much simpler by providing Play Store and App Store publish-ready files (.apk, .IPA and source code) in the platform instead of downloading Android Studio or XCODE to publish your AR app on Android and iOS. This eliminates both Hardware and Software dependancy.

Our cross SDK support feature lets you build an AR app on an SDK of your choice. Not just that, you could also shift from one SDK to another while building an app without losing any development done earlier. This feature offers you flexibility unlike any other platform and also completely rules out the dependency on the SDK provider as well.

PlugXR platform also supports the most advanced animations, call to actions, asset support(2D and 3D), images, particle effects and a lot more. Our asset converter helps in optimizing your assets to a format that is supported for AR development.

Since the PlugXR platform is a browser-based cloud platform, you can access it from anywhere with NO hardware dependency.

The Reports & Analytics feature helps you keep a real-time tab on the AR development process.

All these features collectively save you at least 50% of the cost and about 50-60% of the time as compared to other drag and drop platform providers in the market.

How does the PlugXR platform work?
The PlugXR Creator helps you build immersive AR experiences on market-leading SDKs like Vuforia, ARKit, and ARCore.

You can now create a new white-label app of your own (on Android, iOS or both), integrate into your existing app or the PlugXR app (on Android, iOS or both) or on WebAR (browser-based cloud experiences).

Your app can contain Marker-based AR (image tracking), Markerless AR (surface tracking) or WebAR (browser-based cloud application) experiences.

Right from creating an AR experience to publishing your app on Android or iOS, we have you covered. This only assures that we are standing true to our promise of providing you with an end-to-end AR solution.

Advanced Quote Management Module for HVAC Service Companies

Field Force Tracker, a leading provider of mobile enabled cloud based Field Service Software, announced that it has released the new HVAC System quotes module designed specifically for HVAC sales and service companies. This provides a fully integrated sales and service module to manage sales and service both. This module has been designed in consultation with a major HVAC distributor with business in multiple states. This allows Field techs to make appointments, give multiple quotes and then capture the sales fully online.

According to Sales Director at Field Force Tracker, this is a game changer in the HVAC service companies as no other software offers such a custom solution built for HVAC industry. They will no longer have to buy separate sales systems as Field Force Tracker provides fully integrated sales and service features. The built in analytics allow companies to look at their sales pipelines as well as service revenues. The software comes with pre-loaded logo and images from all major manufactures such as Trane, Lenox, Rheem, Carrier, Bryant, American Goodman, Amana, Mitsubishi, and LG etc.

Due to itsabundance of useful features, Field Force Tracker has become the leading provider of field service and contract management for generator maintenance companies. Many of its clients have migrated their data from other software such as Service Work, Help Desk, Desco, Service Fusion and other Field Service Software. Field Force Tracker has managed to migrate data from several custom designed software. Today, it has many customers in the generatorsales and service sectors that are enjoying the benefits of its service contract and warranty management module.

Field force Tracker is already very popular with HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical companies as it provides them ability to manage their entire sales and service cycle. It includes many advanced features to manage installations, service contracts, trade-ins, recurring invoices, keeping track of installation dates and repair history. It can take the major efforts to maintain useful information to manage large number of clients and machines. But, with field force tracker, one can manage hundreds of contracts easily.

Forex Trading Strategies – Make a Smart Choice

Scalping

Scalping is trading with adrenaline. That’s because you trade in a fast-paced environment. You open and close a trade within just a few minutes.

The idea is to trade very quickly to beat the bid-offer spread and garner a few points before closing the trade. Since you open a lot of them at once, the idea is to accumulate many small points to come up with sizeable profits.

For this strategy, you’re going to need to use tick charts such as those on the MetaTrader platforms. Using these platforms, you can easily execute your best forex strategies.

Day Trading

This is like the slower brother of scalping. This is a profitable trading strategy that requires you to open and close trades within the same day.

One good thing about this strategy is that it pulls you away from overnight risks. Since you close the trade within the day, you don’t have to go to bed worrying about your open trade.

Day trading is one of the forex trading techniques that enables beginners to be profitable even without enough experience with the market.

Swing Trading

This forex strategy aims firstly to determine the overall trend of the market. Afterward, you have to determine when the next “swing” or reversals will happen. You find those “swing highs” and “swing lows” and place your positions in anticipation.

This is a profitable trading strategy that takes a comparatively longer time period, often a span of several days.

Position Trading

This one is the longest in this list of forex trading strategies. Position trading is like swing trading—but it takes longer.

The idea is to maximize your profit from major shifts in prices. A long-term trader usually sees end-day charts.

Position trading is one of those forex strategies that take a lot of discipline, patience, and determination.

Some Forex Trading Tips

We also have some forex trading tips for you to make the best choice for which trading strategy to use.

First, you need to select your market carefully. Choose the currency pairs that you want to trade and see yourself become an expert in trading those pairs.

Second, determine how large your positions are. You need to get this right off the bat if you want to control the risks you are taking and withstanding.

Third, entry points. You need to develop rules that will tell you when to enter a long or short position. This way, you can get a clearer and more organized way of trading.

Fourth, exit point. Similarly, you need to develop rules that will tell you when to exit a long or short position.

And lastly, your platform. Your trading platform should be suitable for the forex trading strategies you’re using.