Augmented Reality is the integration of digital information with the user environment in real time.
Unlike Virtual Reality which creates a totally artificial environment, Augmented Reality uses the existing environment and overlays new information/media on the top of it. AR technology is useful in many industries including Automobile, Healthcare, Public-Safety, Gas & Oil, Tourism, Marketing and much more.
Augmented Reality apps are written in special 3D programs & using a special engine like “Unity3D” that allow the developer to tie animation or contextual digital information in the computer program to an augmented reality “Marker/ImageTarget” in the real world. When a computing device’s AR app or browser plug-in receives digital information from a known marker, it begins to execute the marker’s code and layer the correct image or images.
We can combine Global Positioning System (GPS), Machine Vision, Object Recognition, Gesture recognition with AR to develop more functional and useful AR apps.
iOS 11 introduces ARKit, a new framework that allows you to easily create Augmented Reality experiences for iPhone and iPad. By blending digital objects and information with the environment around you, ARKit takes apps beyond the screen, freeing them to interact with the real world in entirely new ways. In a pretty amazing demo, Apple […]
Apple is finally getting into augmented reality Augmented Reality isn’t a new technology, but as our phones and tablets become more powerful, the limits to what is possible have started to melt away. With Apple jumping into AR, there are a few additional reasons to get excited. In WWDC-2017 show off ARKit, a platform which the […]
In an interview to The Independent earlier this year, Cook said that “the smartphone is for everyone, we don’t have to think the iPhone is about a certain demographic, or country or vertical market: it’s for everyone. I think AR is that big, it’s huge. I get excited because of the things that could be […]
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Literature review Developers can easily add advanced computer vision functionality to any application, allowing it to recognize images and objects, or reconstruct environments in the real world. Vuforia enables us to detect our own image and augment virtual 2D/3D content over it. In this tutorial we’ll dive back into the Vuforia Augmented Reality (AR) library, exploring […]
Technology – The Formation Roots of the Application Development Advanced Level GL Programming 2D & 3D Game and App Developers Cross-platform support with Unity 3D C# language based Mono Scripting/ UnityScripting 3D Modeling, Animation & Rendering Basic Prerequisites before starting AR App Development Sound knowledge of Unity 3D Basic knowledge of at least one AR SDK Basic […]
Literature review Vuforia (AR SDK) is a software platform for creating Augmented Reality applications. Developers can easily add advanced computer vision functionality to any application, allowing it to recognize images and objects, or reconstruct environments in the real world. Whether you are building an enterprise app to deliver step by step instructions and training, or […]
AR SDK Expectation (On paper) Vs Reality (Actual Implementation) The core software powering an Augmented Reality experience is known as an AR SDK or AR Engine. It solves the difficult task of fusing the real world with the digital content. The AR Engines’ capabilities define the potential features of the AR application. Tracking and recognition are two of the most fundamental requirements […]
The role of AR SDK in App Development: Augmented Reality comes down to the following three fundamental questions: where to display what and how. Where: The where might involve areas like 2-D image matching and tracking, 3-D object matching and tracking, SLAM tracking, and location tracking (using GPS) and sensor-based tracking using accelerometer, compass, gyroscope. Sometimes the where is nothing more than […]
VR? AR? MR? …… Confused??? AR, VR and MR offer consumers a remarkable world of interactive and immersive engagement — whether that’s incorporating information and imagery into our everyday environment or submerging ourselves completely into another world. Now that mixed reality technology has joined the race to trick our senses. HoloLens and other “mixed reality” tech like Magic […]