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Building Waypoints Using Augmented Reality

Introduction

A lot of time has passed since Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) were introduced to people, and it was a very promising announcement. The new technologies were supposed to change and improve multiple spheres of our life. Now we have a bunch of applications using AR technology. Those applications vary from games (like Warhammer 40,000 free blade, The Machines) to some examples that really help us in our everyday life (AR MeasureKit, Sky Guide AR, IKEA Place). All those applications use only the phone itself, but the most useful outcome of the technology is when it is combined with another. Augmented reality can be combined with GPS locations to provide visual directions in different situations. Today we have a lot of navigators which guide users from point A to point B. The thing is that the user can’t see this path in the real world. Only on the map. And here augmented reality comes to help us. Let’s build an augmented reality app which will guide us along the path displayed on the map. To perform augmented reality development, I will use the Swift language, but those examples can be easily converted to Objective-C code.
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AR Experience: Successes and Failures

One day an excellent idea arose in our company: to create something connected with augmented reality. We decided to create a mobile app for our office guests. It was supposed to make visiting our office more informative and impressive.
For example, the app was to help a visitor find their way around our premises. It was also supposed to recognize markers and give hints as to where different rooms are situated.

So, we decided to implement the following functions:

  • Marker recognition: markers are caught by the camera and additional data is shown;
  • Face recognition: the name and position of a person seen by the camera are shown;
  • Navigation: the current position and main directions (meeting rooms, exits, etc.) are displayed.

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Augmented reality: a technology that brings amazing opportunities

Augmented reality (or AR) is one of the popular digital trends that transformed the traditional way of things in many spheres of our life. Being capable of enhancing our surroundings, AR demonstrates incredible features that can educate, entertain, and assist with implementing complex procedures. This is unforgettable user experience.

In one of our previous posts we’ve already discussed AR and how it is applied in various industries. In this article we’ll explain Augmented reality concept and describe how it works. We’ll cover devices supporting AR features and the programming tools that help deliver AR solutions. Next, we’ll look at the practical use of AR technology. Finally, we’ll discuss the future spreading of AR.
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Augmented Reality: Staying Ahead in Your Industry

Augmented reality has the ability to disrupt the way every single business and industry operates in the next half-decade. From the obvious industries like construction, to the not-as-obvious industries like auto repair, will find new ways to compete and offer better experiences for their customers.

This “cool” idea that has been in the labs for years, may soon become reality for every business. It’s part of the growing trend to deliver personal, customizable, and interactive services and products that today’s consumers are demanding.

While a majority of the time augmented reality (AR) has been used in the gaming — PokemonGo went viral — and entertainment industries, the potential business applications are far more powerful. Augmented reality can be used in industries like manufacturing, logistics, education, construction, and more.

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