Most Booming Augumented Reality Apps
Augmented Reality (AR) can makes the real-life environment around us into a digital interface by putting virtual objects in real-time. Augmented Reality aguments the environment and with surplus information, which creates a totally artificial world. Augmented Reality can be experience in various aspects of real-world.With recent inovation , the AR occupied the mobile industry with the smart apps .
AR Apps are software applications which merge the digital visual content into the user’s real-world environment. There are various uses of AR software like marketing , education , healthcare , tourism.
In televised football games in 1998, AR technology kept its 1st step into commercial application market by the introducing yellow "first down" line, other example of AR apps include AcrossAir, Google Sky Map, Layar, Lookator, SpotCrime, PokemonGo etc.
We have enlisted ten AR based app that will impact the future of mobile technology.
a) Augmented Reality Games:
AR Gaming software is probably the most booming type of App. These apps create awesome gaming experiences that use your actual surroundings.
Examples: Parallel Kingdom, Treasure Hunt,Pokémon ,GoTemple , Real Strike, Zombie Go,
1. Pokémon Go-
The most popular AR game till date is Pokémon Go which allows users to catch virtual Pokémon that are hidden throughout the map of the real world. It uses real locations to encourage players to far and wide in the real world to discover Pokemon. The game gives the ability to to players to search and catch more than a hundred species of Pokemon as they move in their surroundings. The app is available in i.e., Android and iOS. both.
Key Data Points of Pokémon Go:
Total Downloads till date - 650 Million times
Percentage of iOS users who do in-app purchases - 80%
Daily Active Users Globally - 5 Million
Estimated amount of revenue generated - $1 Billion
Apple Store Rankings - 3 stars
Google Play Rankings - 4.2 stars
2. REAL STRIKE:-
This is a popular shooting AR game which is available only on iOS. The gammer can get a real life shooting experience and can record their fights and also create their own videos. There is a pool which has been polluted by nuclear waste and a group of pests is just around the corner so players have to stop them infecting the earth. Users use their phone to scan the mark.
The game offers night and thermal vision goggles to get a clear view even in the evening to complete your mission.
This is the world’s first ever Augmented Reality First-Person-Shooting app.
The game is Ranked 1st in U.S. and China during the limited free offering.
Best ranked top 50 in U.S. and top 10 in Japan and Germany.
The game has got 3+ ratings on Apple Store.
It is the first ever AR shooting movie maker that allows users to make a fun video or take a snapshot.
It provides extremely high-precision gun models with 8000 vertices on average.
b) Augmented Reality for Browsers:
The AR browsers can effectively use the users’ camera display with contextual information. For example, when you point your smartphone at a car, you can see its total run ,condition and hence estimated value.
Examples: Argon4, AR Browser SDK.
Argon4 allows any 3D view of reality to be augmented. Developers can make their own custom views of reality, anything that displays a view of the world can be built into a reality for Argon. Argon4 is relatively similar to a normal web browser that allows multiple pages to be loaded into different tabs but it handles the case of multiple AR apps in a special way.
c) Augmented Reality for 3D viewers-
This enables users to put real-life-size 3D models in their environment with or without the use of trackers. Trackers are the nothing but images that 3D models can be linked to in Augmented Reality.
ex.AUGMENT,sun seeker etc.
Sun-Seeker is an AR app which provides a flat compass view and a 3D view showing the solar path, its hour intervals, its equinox, winter and summer solstice paths, sunrise and sunset times, twilight times, magic hours and also a Map view showing solar direction for each daylight hour. The app runs on both the mediums i.e., Android and iOS. The app won 3+ ratings from its users.
The app is perfect for -Photographers,Architects, Cinematographers
Augment enables users to watch their products in 3D in a real-life environment and in real-time through tablets or smartphones to conduct sales so that user can be engagement.This app is available on both, iOS and Android users. This app can be useful for E-Commerce,Retail, etc. Retailers and manufacturers can connect with mutually and thereby enable the online shoppers to experience the products sitting at home before buying using this App. Customers can view the images in 3D by rotating them and viewing all the augmented content before deciding to buy.Many of customers, companies such as Siemens, Coca-Cola, Nokia, Nestle, and Boeing are using this application.
4. AR Browser SDK:
ARLab innovated this creation. With the help of this browser users can to add augmented reality geolocation view to the Android and or iOS application with minute time. it avails the user-friendly API (Application Programming Interface) With this user can fully customize it. The framework takes care of all the complex functions of the augmented reality browser.
It provides video support.
It adds and removes single POIs in real time.
It can run on any device.
It offers great performance and memory management.
It has an exceptionally light view, smooth and accurate movements.
It provides custom activities like SMS, call, email, video, social networks and more.
d) Augmented Reality GPS:
AR applications in smartphones generally include Global Positioning System (GPS) to spot the user’s location and its compass to detect device orientation.
Examples: AR GPS Compass Map 3D, AR GPS Drive/Walk ,Navigation, etc.
7. AR GPS Walk Navigation:
This application take a advantage of smartphone’s GPS and camera to run a car navigation system with an augmented reality-based technology. It is easier and safe too than the normal navigation system for the driver. But this application is available only on Android.
with these app , driver can follow the virtual path of the camera preview video and understand easily.The driver can experience the real-time cam-preview navigation to get drive without much safety concern.
Ratings: 3.9 stars on Google Play
Estimated Total Users: More than 4,000,000 downloads till date.
8. AR GPS Compass Map 3D:
The app shows a 3D compass that gets fused with the camera image and shows your current location from GPS on a separate map with adjustable size. The app can only run on Android interface. The compass uses a very effective amalgamation and filtering algorithm to combine the values of the magnetic field sensor, the accelerometer, and the gyroscope to get the maximum accuracy and stability which is a different feature as compared to other apps.
The users can define their own waypoints if they want. The app also allows the users to share their current location and the locations of their waypoints with their friends. The app also features a 3D stereoscopic view of the compass and the camera image on devices which have LG’s Real 3D technology.
Ratings: 4.3 stars on Google Play
Estimated Total Users: More than 400,000 downloads till date.