AR is a not-so-common buzzword which stands for Augmented Reality. Although the term is not on the tongue of a majority of people, it’s used in a number of applications. Chances are, you might have seen AR without even realizing that it’s actually AR.
Have you used Snapchat filters? Or maybe played Pokémon Go? Both of these apps use AR technology. The various elements which appear on your face or elsewhere while applying a Snapchat filter are nothing but elements of AR. In Pokémon Go, while roaming around the city, you encounter various pokémon along the road, those pokémons are elements of AR as well.
Now, what is AR? AR or Augmented Reality is a blend of computer-generated simulations with the real world. Through an AR-powered device or application, the user sees the real world with some enhanced computer-generated objects or graphics. The AR content is executed simultaneously with the user’s camera or other input devices like smart glasses. This creates an illusion that engages the user in a blend of the real and the virtual world.
AR is implemented with a variety of tech available in the market. From smart glasses to Xbox, AR has spread its marketing to almost every platform. Now, what does a device need to support AR? Well, the requirements are pretty similar to those for VR. These include :Screen
Location and communication services
Some devices may need all of them, some might not. AR is implemented using either the device’s camera or by tracking the exact location of the device. In any case, the result is displayed on the screen of the device, like a smartphone – which has all the above-mentioned features.
As seen in Pokémon Go, which takes the help of both your camera and your location for the proper display, AR is majorly implemented using smartphones. Even the gaming industry is taking complete advantage of this cool technology and is designing AR-based games. Some of the common devices through which AR is being executed are as follows :Mobile Phones
Other display screens(like in smart cars)
Among the above-mentioned tech, smart glasses are gaining popularity at a great pace. To support AR, one must develop equally powerful applications and websites. Shubhchintak Technologies is here to fulfill this need. With our dedicated VR/AR engineers on-board, we have a solution for your every problem or requirement!