- Niantic’s core technology stack used to power today’s most successful AR experiences including Pokémon GO.
- The augmented reality developer kit provides client-side tools and features to implement compelling AR features across multiple mobile device platforms.
- Backend cloud infrastructure and services scales to millions of users, all experiencing the same single-instance simulation.
What is the difference between the publishing application and the developer platform access?
Niantic has two paths for creators - and you can do both. One is to apply to be published by Niantic where you will go through an application and review process that could lead to a publishing deal with the company. This will provide your team with access to the technology, support, design teams and marketing used to power Niantic’s games.
The other path is to sign up for early access to its developer platform, which will put your name on the list for early access to a subset of the platform. The developer platform includes the portion of Niantic’s technology stack used to power planet-scale AR experiences.
How much does it cost to participate in these programs?
There is no initial cost to participate in these programs. However, if chosen as a publishing opportunity, you will enter into a publishing agreement and learn more about the revenue share details at that time.
Who can participate in early access to the developer platform program?
Currently, the program platform access is limited to select teams of AR creators. Applicants will be selected in batches as Niantic expands access. Access will be based on a demonstrated ability to develop and launch AR apps and games. Existing projects on mobile, VR, and/or AR is a plus.
How often are applications for the developer platform access reviewed?
We will be reviewing beta access for the developer platform twice a month.
When will the developer platform be publicly available?
We are working toward a publicly available platform for developers, but do not have dates on exact timing to announce. Please sign up to be notified when we start rolling out the platform to more developers.
How often are applications for publishing’s Beyond Reality Initiative reviewed?
Applications to be published by Niantic will be reviewed twice a month.