Today’s Smartphone is a lot like a Swiss Army Knife: it has a variety of tools and purposes imbedded within its library of apps. With the tap of a button one can have access to an LED flashlight, GPS abilities, a level for hanging pictures on the wall, or a language translator. But a new science developed only a few years ago is starting to take off in popularity, and it has evolved into a stunning feature that we only thought existed in Star Trek. The science of mobile augmented reality allows users to blend virtual worlds into our physical realm thus opening up a new way to perceive our environment. Continue reading to learn more about this new world available from the palm of your hand.
How it works
Augmented reality is made possible through careful program development and how it is accessed through the module. The module included in the core of the app empowers it to recognize images and targeted objects from a database. When the system locks onto a target the app takes over to generate and produce augmented experiences into our natural world. Virtual content floods into our physical landscape and we find ourselves exploring a whole new existence.
If you have the best mobile application development on the market, you will benefit from a wide variety of objects with expansive image detection capabilities. Thanks to the GPS feature in your Smartphone, the app will be able to know your precise location and when reading objects, it can apply the proper virtual images. The best mobile apps have the ability to read 3D images like cars and boxes, printed images, frame makers and even user-defined images like book pages and magazine adverts. The more powerful the app’s imbedded software is, the richer the user experience will be.
How it is being used today
Augmented reality is being used for both innovative marketing purposes, gaming, and for other forms of entertainment. Recently an augmented reality game made the news by paying tribute to slain officer Sean Collier at MIT. The game Ingress is currently being beta-tested by Google and offers players the ability to play a virtual game of capture the flag while roaming their physical city in real time. Players decided to make the MIT campus a neutral zone and even created a memorial to Collier near the area he was killed at the Stata Center.
Games like this attest to many things. By adding degrees of virtual reality into the physical world gamers are exposed to an enriched environment and are stimulated and engaged in new ways. This technology allows Smartphones to serve as portals to a whole new world in which the familiar has new life breathed into it from the lungs of the unfamiliar.
Endow your Smartphone
If you want the power to explore your surroundings in a new stimulating way of perception, do some online research and find an augmented reality app developer that can help make your virtual dreams take real shape.
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