What is Augmented Reality?
Wikipedia defines augmented reality as :"Augmented reality (AR) is a term for a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented bycomputer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data."
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Games have been interlinked with technology for over thirty years now, and as anything when a new technology emerges it can only be left to the imagination of the technology's promoters and the users of that technology as to how much can actually be done with it. With a modern smartphone , whether that be an Android or Iphone or any of the other popular names out there we are in possession of some very powerful technology. With our phones having rapid web connections , GPS, cameras and a host of other sensors and tech loaded on them the smartphone industry is filled with creative app developers who are taking our phones in awesome and exciting directions. This post will explore one of the more creative uses that of augmented reality apps and some of the best examples of augmented reality on phones today.
Augmented Reality for Travel
1. Wikitude World Browser
World Browser is an augmented reality browser based on location-based Wikipedia and Qype content. This is handy for planning your trips and finding about attractions wherever you visit. Using the GPS or by address functions including the “Augmented Reality” cam view can be used to search over three hundred thousand attractions
Layar is probably one of the best known augmented reality apps out there and is quite amazing in its functionality.