Augmented Reality You probably know the meaning of the word ‘augmented’ but if you don’t know this word let me make it easier for you to understand. The word ‘augmented’ means enhanced or increased reality.
Reality is how one perfects or beautifies it? By using a device such as your cell phone. The concept of augmented reality revolves around adding more information to your world.
Imagine you’re traveling to another country and you can’t understand their language and aren’t sure where to go. When you search or hotels, theaters or clubs, but as we said, the language is different. So with an augmented reality app on your phone, you just need an internet connection and point it at the building, you’ll get all the info. in the info graphic it says “hotel” next to the building. So such apps really enhance your perception of reality and this technology is known as Augmented Reality.
So, are you ready to use augmented reality on your phone? So let’s check out the 10 best augmented reality apps for your device:
1). Google Glasses
Search by taking a picture: point your phone’s camera at a painting, a landmark, a barcode or QR code, a product, a storefront or a popular image. If Goggles finds it in its database it will give you useful information.
Goggles can read text in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Turkish and translate it into other languages.
2). iOnRoad Driving Lite
Improve driving in real time using the power of advanced smartphones. The app uses the smartphone’s camera, GPS, and native sensors to detect vehicles in front of the host’s vehicle, alerting drivers when they are in danger. Visual Radar maps objects in front of the driver in real-time, calculating the driver’s current speed using native sensors. When the vehicle approaches a hazard, an audio-visual alert appears to warn of a possible collision, allowing the driver to brake in time.
3). Augmented Car Finder
Augmented Car Finder lets you find your car wherever you park it. After you load the app, in the augmented reality view you can see the direction of its location, the street address close to your current position and the street address close to where you parked.
Theodolite is a multi-functional augmented reality application that combines a compass, GPS, maps, photo/film camera, rangefinder and two-axis inclinometer. Theodolite overlays real-time information about position, elevation, bearing, reach, and tilt on the iPhone’s live camera image, much like an electronic viewfinder.
The uses are endless, and Theodolite is great for outdoor sports, hiking, boating, hunting, golf, sightseeing, photography and navigation. The app is used in the field every day by surveyors, geologists, architects, engineers, military personnel, competitive sportsmen and search and rescue workers.
5). Wikitude World Browser
Wikitude’s Augmented Reality connects you to the world around you in a whole new way – a truly engaging and immersive experience. Using the camera, simply pick up your smartphone and engage with your surroundings. Get information about places, find restaurants, find people, and even play games – all through Wikitude’s field of view.
Wikitude now brings you a new and improved camera view experience. By grouping several places in your view, you now have a clear vision of your surroundings.
Tagwhat is the world’s most comprehensive hyperlocal content feed. Its award-winning mobile app instantly finds and delivers actionable content about places around you. Tagwhat delivers the right content to the right people at the right time so you’ll never miss what’s going on around you again.
Screen! It is the world’s leading augmented reality platform. With Screen, a digital “overlay” is displayed on your smartphone’s camera view, enhancing your view of the real world. Experience the world in new ways as links, videos and more help you interact and learn more about the objects and locations around you.
Looking for a burrito joint open now? An Irish pub nearby? Gas station you can drive before your tank is empty? Yelp for your iPhone or iPad is here to help. Use us to find places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play, then read reviews from an active community of locals in the know.
Junaio is the most advanced mobile augmented reality browser. It’s a quick and easy way to discover your world. Find local events, offers and listings; scan QR codes and barcodes to get instant access to additional information; Unlock additional content on pictures and objects to play games or experience new virtual interactions.
10). AR Satellite
Ever wondered what satellites fly over your head when you look up? This app will show you using augmented reality. Point your phone’s camera at the sky, and small icons track the locations of various satellites. Those in the sun are colored yellow to help you look for them on a clear night.