Niantic-Scale AR
An Operating System For The World
At Niantic, we’re building a state of the art planet-scale augmented reality platform for current and future generations of AR hardware.

We have had a long history of viewing the world differently, and we think of our platform as a global operating system for applications that unite the digital world with the physical world. Technology has already transformed our lives, bringing together people, ideas, and information in unimaginable ways and we want to use our platform to help others view the world differently.

The Niantic Real World Platform is the core of our global operating system. It builds on top of what we see everyday, so there is a consistent application layer on top of the world that anyone can experience. The Niantic Real World Platform is already responsible for enabling hundreds of millions of players to experience the best of AR through Ingress, Pokémon GO, and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and we foresee endless other experiences that will be enabled through this powerful platform.

To get a preview of some of the technology we've been developing on our platform, check out our peek inside the Niantic Real World Platform. You can also learn more about our thoughts of designing a planet-scale real-world AR platform here.
Understanding Reality Means That We Can Augment It
The world is content for AR, and we are building some of the most advanced computer vision and machine learning to understand it. AR experiences should live in the real world, and that idea is core to the Niantic Real World Platform.
Experiences At Scale
We are the only company with years of experience bringing AR to hundreds of millions of people around the world. This is not just AR, but all the infrastructure behind it. Communication, anti-cheating, authentication, and much more.
Beyond Gaming
While gaming is frequently at the cutting edge of new technology shifts, all other AR technology is built off the same thing: the real world. This is across education, training, design, and longer term, robotics.
We Invite You To Adventure Along With Us
Announced in December 2018, the Niantic Beyond Reality Developer Contest invites the world of innovators to build the next amazing experiences on top of our Niantic Real World Platform.

The top finalists have been chosen, you can learn more about them here.

If you’re interested in helping to build the future as part of our Niantic team, we encourage you to take a look at the latest job openings here. Our mission is to encourage outdoor exploration, social interaction, and physical activity through our technology, and adventurers of all kinds are encouraged to apply.