Augmented reality is all the rage these days. Thanks to the popular mobile phone game, "Pokemon Go", the public was introduced to augmented reality and what it meant for the future of technology. Augmented reality has been on the market for a while now but "Pokemon Go" is what made it a household name. Before the mobile game, augmented reality had been used at events and roadshows as a platform to interact with the public but many did not take to it immediately. "Pokemon Go" really made waves and before long, any technology that could not integrate augmented reality were just not considered cutting edge anymore. The bar has been raised.
Building a mobile app that incorporates augmented reality is not cheap. He is an article by Rapidsoft Technologies that shares the cost of building an augmented reality app:
More and more people in need of apps are now asking how much does it cost to build an augmented reality app. Surveys and studies show that augmented reality mobile app development is receiving positive response from several businesses in the market. It’s why because the technology can be implemented in a variety of ways, for a variety of industries; from gaming to engineering, to real estate, to fashion & cosmetics and to a lot more…
Whatever the industry is, the AR mobile app can present the content in the more interactive and engaging ways. Even tech companies like Apple and Google are pushing the augmented reality technology by offering AR frameworks that provide a lot of help to AR mobile app developers around the world.
The technology of Augmented Reality turns the enlivenment around into digital interface. The simplest devices which can let common customers use AR technology are smartphones and apps are the tool to internet with. An augmented reality app works by placing the virtual objects in the real world, in real time. The virtual object can be anything, from a game character to engineering model to building plan and so on…
Almost all smartphones come with gyroscopic capabilities and thus they can also support gyroscopes based AR apps. In fact, the simplest way to make an augmented reality app is to merge gyroscopic features. Vortex Planetarium – Astronomy
Most of the AR-based apps make use of some kind of markers; from simple QR-codes, icons, cards, images, movie-music band posters, or the page of magazines. When the camera of a user’s device, within an AR app, captures the marker, the augmented reality objects of the app are triggered. These objects include a game protagonist, an engineering process or virtual laying of information on the real world image.
Another feature around which AR apps are created is SLAM (Simultaneous localization and mapping), a technology available since the 80s but now modern devices have enough resources to support it. Businesses engaged in manufacturing of self-driven vehicles, drones and robotics use the SLAM technology.
In AR mobile app development the technology of SLAM lets developers place different 3D objects in real surrounding and, it does not also require any trigger marker. Today’s most popular AR game, Pokémon go, uses the similar technology.
Many AR apps blend location features with them to provide their functionalities. This type of AR apps in a device uses data from GPS, compass and Wi-Fi to create augmented reality content for users. It’s necessary that users are at the accurate position as required by the app to get the best experience of such AR app.
There are several other features which are widely used in AR mobile app development. Some of them are as follows:
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