Jump to content
  • Advertisement
Sign in to follow this  
  • entries
  • comments
  • views

Smart App Development Company: 4 Outstanding Uses of Augmented Reality




Does “augmented reality” sounds familiar? Is your answer affirmative? Actually, your answer may be yes, but you may not know what it entails. So to clear that up, some light should be shed on the concept many still do not comprehend. If you do not know what it is, it is most likely that you will not understand just how useful this technology is. So what really is augmented reality?

A Quick Note on Augmented Reality

In case you are wondering how augmented reality works ; a quick note on AR will bring you up to speed—to a great extent— what this technology is all about.

A quick Google search will give you a precise answer very similar to this: a technology to create a false view of the use of computer-generated images. That makes sense, right? Definitely, it does. In another statement: Augmented Reality is an artificial and enhanced view of the world.

If you want to place virtual objects in real-life scenes like turn it into a digital interface, guess what does that? Augmented reality. And that just illuminate it all, right?

So just how useful is this technology? In other to put things in perspective, let’s consider its application. It is a technology that is very useful in the field of medicine, entertainment, manufacturing, and so on. So to answer the question precisely, let’s look at 6 outstanding new uses of augmented reality.

1. Can you envision the use of augmented reality in construction in the near future? Or do you think it is irrelevant or impossible? If you answer is negative in nature, you might want to reconsider. Because some technology that seems like light years away, or is impossible to the limited mind, is seating in someone’s private laboratory! And it could be that the inventor would be only a few miles away!

So currently, a team (Bentley Systems) is designing the application of augmented technology in construction that solves some of the construction industry biggest problems! If you are a civil engineer, you will know that most construction is still analog. Buildings are designed by advanced 3D tools but lack the ability to see the overlayed blueprint on the construction.

What that means is that engineers will have to refer to them constantly throughout the construction of the building. So having those blueprints is not sufficient enough. With the use of augmented reality in construction, builders will be able to see clearly the blueprints overlayed on the construction. How does that sound? So is that use of augmented technology not impressive?

2. And its application is also used in excavation! Do you know that the reason why there are reports of pipeline damage due to excavation works, is because the workers or engineers do not know where the pipeline is? Since they are not aware of it, you will know that it is a recipe for disaster. Now it is very easy to trade blame in such incidents after all someone will have to take the fall for it, but it can be easily avoidable using augmented reality. As they say: necessity is the mother of all inventions. That is a pretty big necessity, right?

And the reason why there is recorded cases of pipeline damage due to excavation related works is that learning about the pipeline is still a manual process, currently. And each crew will have to do it. Guess what? That doesn’t always happen. So it is obvious: action or inaction and the consequence.

So having a heads-up display using augmented reality on pipelines that are buried underground would definitely be a proactive measure of letting people know there is potential danger in the place they are digging. How useful is that?

Little wonder there is a leap in usability (in the construction industry.) of their (Bentley Systems) software in excavation works. And there is still potential application of augmented reality in the automated industry. The future is certainly bright.

3. In this day and age, GPS technology is a big part of our daily lives. But there are limitations still—like most technology. Sometimes, there is misinformation in the turn-by-turn directions of GPS navigation systems and also, you must take your eyes off the road to actually see where you are headed! So there is a room for the application of augmented reality here. How? This may sound futuristic but that is the nature of most innovations when they were first commercialized.

What is it? A company (Mishor 3D) is currently working to redefine the way our vehicles are navigated. It is 3D navigation aid. Do not say, what? That is impossible! As soon as you finishing saying it, you see it on the road, how would it look?!

4. Do you know that augmented reality is used in gaming, currently? Most gaming app development company might be into it. You may or you not. But what is certain is that it is used to create immersive gaming experiences. What it means is that it can enable you to shoot zombies that are walking in your own sitting room for example! There are mobile app development companies working tediously on it.

There are many augmented reality apps development companies all over the world

Here are some of the devices that can use augmented reality:

It is applicable to all screens devices.

MOBILE DEVICES: its applications in Smartphone and tablets are vast. Augmented reality works really great on mobile devices like Smartphones and tablets also. If you want to see holograms and manipulate 3D model, you can do that successfully Literally speaking, there are hundreds of Augmented Reality applications that are accessible on Smartphone.

PC AND SMART TVS: it is used to through a relayed webcam to the screen.

GLASSES, LENSES, AND HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICES: you can put contextual information on your camera display to enrich it. Also, you can use augmented reality to put life-size 3D models in real-life scenes without or with trackers.

what is clear, also, is that augmented reality has been used in ad campaigns too.

And there is a clear distinction between augmented reality and virtual reality. While the latter will create a complete artificial simulation of a real-life environment, augmented is a mixed of reality and computer-generated enhancements. Any mobile app development company can do it.

A brief history of Augmented Reality. It was created in the 20th century using Morton Heilig’s technology that he built.

No one can say precisely what the future of augmented reality is, but the demand for the use of it is on the increase and scientists and developers—app developing companies— are researching to advance its efficiency and applications.



Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Advertisement
  • Advertisement
  • Blog Entries

  • Similar Content

    • By FlyX
      Hey Gamedev.net Community!
      I am working on a mobile builder game that's already running for 8 years.
      In its early days, the game had a nice content progression until level 30(current max level is 140). With content progression, I mean at what level items unlock in the build menu. However, over the last ~4 years, the previous developer decided to unlock all the content between lvl 1 and level 30 (reasoning that the new content should be available for all players). This results in 1200 ~available items at level 1 and ~3300 items at level 30. Overwhelming players at the start and missing any content progression after level 30(can be reached within a few weeks, while a big part of the community is playing since multiple years).
      But how should this be addressed in a running game with a considerable user base across all levels?
      Internally we have a passionate discussion between moving existing items to later levels(and risking to anger existing players) or just adding new content to later levels(don't address the too much choice issue at the start)
      Since we are kinda stuck in the discussion, it would be nice to hear some external input
    • By Ewe Tek Min
      Color Fiesta is a collection of best and most addictive color matching games with minimalism graphics and unique game level design that suitable for kids and adult. 

      You can play the best color matching game like Match And Catch, True Color, Color Roulette which are easy to learn and fun to master in one game. As a color matching game lover, you don't need to spend time searching new brain teasers any more. We will give you a ONE-STOP game experience from now on!

      Games you can play in Color Fiesta
      ★★ Match And Catch ★★
      Simply rotate the blocks so that the side of the block that face the falling ball has the same color with the falling ball. Make sure you are reacting fast enough to keep rotating the block to match the color of falling ball.

      ★★ True Color ★★
      There are several options appear on the screen, only tap on the options that the color is match with the text of the option. Stay patient and look carefully before you make your choice!

      ★★ Color Roulette ★★
      The roulette is keep rotating, make sure you only tap on it when the section is match with the color of the pointer! Beware, it's keep speeding up!

      ★★ And many more games ★★
      We will constantly adding new game so that you can keep having fun with us without spending much time search for your favorite games!

      Time and patient is the key for you to complete all levels.

      Please feel free to leave your review or feedback to us @ bigcheeseapp@gmail.com! We'd love to hear from you!

      Download now from Google Play or scan the QR code below

      Download now from App Store: Coming Soon...
    • By Eagleman95
      Hi everyone, I release my new game Head Stall Soccer, your goal is to keep the soccer ball over your head without letting it fall.
      I'm relatively new in gamedev so feedback and suggestion are appreciated.
      Here is the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.EBDev.HeadStallSoccer
    • By Duco van Amstel
      Hello there,
      I'm Duco, a dev working on SpatialOS. I just wanted to let you know that today, following lots of feedback from devs, we launched our new Game Development Kit (GDK) for Unity. It helps you to quickly create, iterate and grow your multiplayer game. Early adopters have already described it as a huge improvement over our previous Unity integration, but I wanted to see what you thought.
      To help with that, you can try out our open-source example FPS, which will give you out-of-the-box access to a 200-player experience and modify it for your own game idea. For questions or help, our developer community will welcome you on both our forums and our Discord server.
      Finally, for those of you who will be coming to Los Angeles for the Unite event at the end of the month, we are holding a Happy Hour event. You will be able to talk with the technical and product leads behind the GDK, and see how it puts the multiplayer game that you have always wanted to build within your reach.

    • By IPnose
      Hi all,
      I'm here to present you my very first Android game, Crystal Mine.
      The principle is very simple, by touching a crystal not enclaved by other crystals, all adjacent crystals of the same color will disappear, the other crystals of the same color (and not enclaved) will also disappear. The goal is to remove a minimum of 80 crystals in less than 8 strokes. I don't know if it's really clear to read like that, but it's much more intuitive when confronted with the gameplay.
      The link on the store: Crystal Mine on Google Play
      A big thanks to all those who will take the time to test it and give me a little feedback.
      See you later!


Important Information

By using GameDev.net, you agree to our community Guidelines, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

We are the game development community.

Whether you are an indie, hobbyist, AAA developer, or just trying to learn, GameDev.net is the place for you to learn, share, and connect with the games industry. Learn more About Us or sign up!

Sign me up!