Augmented Reality (AR), as the name suggests, enables viewers to experience an augmented visual of real-life environments turning them into interactive digital interfaces with virtual objects, all in real-time. Unlike Virtual Reality (VR) which creates a completely artificial environment, AR overlays virtual objects on an existing environment in real-time facilitating a variety of unique, interactive experiences for the users.
The trend’s become a big deal now, and the advancements made it accessible through mobile devices consequently increasing the development of AR-driven mobile apps. AR apps can be used in various use case scenarios including workforce training, eCommerce applications, health care, public safety, tourism, marketing etc.
In this blog, we have compiled a list of 5 AR-powered apps that gave a fascinating experience to users.
The Augment app allows users to see products in 3D in real-time in a real-life environment through mobile devices. Such an app improves user engagement and experience, and certainly drives sales. The app can be used for eCommerce, Retail, Architecture etc. The app, available in iOS and Android, also connects retailers and manufacturers while enabling online buyers to see the product in 3D at home before making purchases. Big organizations like Coca Cola, Nokia, and Siemens etc. are a few of Augment’s customers.
AR GPS Compass Map 3D
The app comes with a 3D compass overlaying the camera image and shows the user’s current location from GPS on a separate map. The app is only available for Android as of now. The compass’s filtering algorithm uses values from the magnetic field sensor, the accelerometer, and the gyroscope to determine the location with great accuracy. The users are also able to define their waypoints, share their location, and the locations of waypoints to friends.
Possibly the world’s most popular AR app, Pokémon Go allowed users to ‘catch’ Pokémon (virtually of course) that are hidden throughout the real world. The app used real locations to encourage users to go out and walk far to discover Pokémon and catch them. The app is available on iOS and Android platforms.
Sun-seeker is a unique AR app with a flat compass as well as a 3D view showing the solar path. The app also provides the solar path’s hour intervals, winter & summer solstice paths, equinox, sunrise & sunset times etc. The app runs on both Android and iOS platforms and has proven to be useful for photographers, architects, campers, real estate buyers etc.
The AR technology is bringing big changes to mobile apps and gaming, and is presenting enterprises with many opportunities to actively engage users with innovative and interactive virtual experiences. AR essentially simulates reality, which makes it a great technology to capitalize sooner rather than later. AR can make a significant difference to your business too. Contact us today to see how AR-powered apps from AoT helps businesses.