Build your Software Development expertise

This course is part of the Meta AR Developer Professional Certificate

When you enroll in this course, you'll also be enrolled in this Professional Certificate.

Learn new concepts from industry experts

Gain a foundational understanding of a subject or tool

Develop job-relevant skills with hands-on projects

Earn a shareable career certificate from Meta

Join Free: Foundations of AR

There are 4 modules in this course
In this course, you will learn the basics
 of augmented reality (AR). You will focus on where AR fits in the XR spectrum, how AR is used, what AR can do today—and in the future—and the various technologies used for building such experiences. You will also learn about computer vision in AR, the software development lifecycle, and careers in AR development. 

By the end of the course, you will be able to:        
- Explain how AR fits into the XR spectrum.
- Distinguish between AR in social media (Meta Spark), AR on a browser (web AR), and AR in a mobile app (Unity AR).
- Describe AR’s defining characteristics, affordances, and capabilities.
- Explain how computer vision relates to AR development.
- Give an overview of the AR software development lifecycle and production.
- Describe how AR is used in the marketing, education, gaming and entertainment industries.

To be successful in this course, experience with object oriented programming and basic web development is needed. JavaScript is a plus but not required.