I know augmented reality (AR) specifically comes under virtual reality (VR) which comes under user interface, HOWEVER companies like Google/Apple are releasing specific augmented reality libraries like ARcore & virtual reality headsets exist now (specifically branded as virtual reality headsets).

It would be nice to be able to have a category for this, maybe even a separate stack site. The tech is on the cusp of becoming "mature" after all, with multiple companies striving to create platforms to support it (Microsoft/Google/Samsung/Oculus/LG all have some sort of VR/AR offering) along with game development companies creating their OWN VR/AR stacks as such.
Having to search under various different tags for someone who specializes not in user interface but in virtual reality interfaces is confusing right?

Or am I as usual thinking Stack Overflow supports a use case that is actually accidental and should be burninated or whatever?

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    I am not sure whether you want to propose a VR site or propose a VR tag on a site? – MEE was the missing bracket Jan 8 at 7:46
  • Are you asking for a [vr] tag? Because I wouldn't call that specific. – TheWanderer Jan 8 at 23:26

But there are tags for AR/VR devices:

and libraries:

(next to generic augmented reality and virtual reality tags).

Stack Overflow is focused on practical problems people face while developing AR/VR experiences, not for broad, implementation-agnostic discussions about AR/VR. Those questions generally aren't a good fit for Stack Exchange's Q&A format, but if you still think you can make a decent site out of it, visit How can I propose a new site?

  • i guess i'm still confused by the tags functionality then - what i'm wondering is why don't all these types of tags get pulled into the augmented/virtual reality tag automatically? – Karan Harsh Wardhan Jan 8 at 8:08
  • Let's say I'm very proficient with ARKit but not with ARCore. How will I efficiently find questions I can answer? If I browse the [augmented-reality] tag, I need to skip half of the questions. – Glorfindel Jan 8 at 8:19
  • i guess i have a different mindset then - someone who's proficient with ARKit will(in my mind) naturally seek to be proficient with ARCore, because who is hiring someone to build AR apps ONLY on one platform - apart from very small companies? thanks for explaining – Karan Harsh Wardhan Jan 8 at 8:24

For some questions ComputerGraphics.SE may be the best choice. They even have a virtual-reality tag. But be sure to read ther help center on whether your question is truly on-topic:

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