20 Best Free Augmented Reality Apps

by February 14, 2017 0 comments

Augmented reality, a technology that can live the virtual things into our real life. It builds upon the world around us by displaying information overlays and digital content tied to physical objects and locations. For example, a last year AR game Pokemon Go that gives us an ability to capture and train digital creatures in the real world. By using this technology, you can also bring a static print ad to life, watch a movie trailer by pointing your smartphone camera at a poster, or discover nearby establishments and landmarks with your mobile device. Here are some augmented reality apps for Android devices to give a glance of future.

Pokémon GO

Niantic’s Pokémon Go, a game that has quickly captured everyone’s attention and with the help of augmented reality technology, Pokemon Go has taken the mobile gaming to next level where virtuality meets reality. Pokémon are out there, and you need to find them. As you walk around a neighborhood, your smartphone will vibrate when there’s a Pokémon nearby.

Ingress

Ingress transforms the real world into the landscape for a global game of mystery, intrigue, and competition. Move through the real world using your Android device and the Ingress app to discover and tap sources of this mysterious energy. Acquire objects to aid in your quest, deploy tech to capture territory, and ally with other players to advance the cause of the Enlightened or the Resistance.

Layar

Connect digital content with the real world with Layar. It allows users to view embedded digital content within a variety of sources, such as posters, magazine pages, advertisements and product QR codes. You can also scan the posters for the world’s most popular releases and coming attractions to watch the trailer, get more info, see what the critics say and more.

Blippar

Discover a whole world through your phone’s camera by ‘blipping’ everyday objects, products or images. Unlock helpful information, interact with your favorite brands, play videos, games, music and more. All through the magic of augmented reality and image recognition.

Aurasma

Aurasma is another augmented reality app for viewing embedded content just like Layar.  It allows you to create your own Auras using your photos and videos, or via a library of pre-built Auras available online. Simply open to the app’s viewfinder (bottom-center menu button) and point it at your target to unlock the experience.

Google Translate

Google Translate is great audio translation tool, and with its augmented reality, real-time visual translation features it become a handy tool. Just what you have to do is hold the smartphone camera and focus on the text, and Google Translate will provide real-time translations of words and phrases from a variety of languages.

Mybrana, LIVE stickers selfies

Beside using Augmented reality for advertising and promotion, there are also some great apps that let users exercise their creative side. Mybrana is one of them it allows users to overlay a variety of graphics, stickers, and animations over photos and short videos, all of which you can share with your friends and family.

Inkhunter

Try on virtual tattoos with Augmented Reality before it’s inked forever. The app projects any tattoo design, on any part of your body to let you see how it will look.

Crayola Color Alive

This app works with Crayola Color Alive Action Coloring Pages. FREE Action Coloring Pages can be found inside the app. Save and print them to start playing right away. Use any Crayola Crayons or markers to bring your coloring to life, and apply special effects to your creations. Pairing an innovative 4D app with exclusive Crayola Color Alive Action Coloring Books, Color Alive gives parents and kids the ability to interact with their real world creations like never before. Characters fly out of your coloring pages, coming to life and interacting with you through augmented reality.

WallaMe

Leave a message on the wall, or somewhere in a real place, that can be seen only by those you want. It’s a funny way to hide private messages in public places. Your augmented reality wall can then be viewed by your friends when they are in the location where you created it. You can also make your wall public, so everyone passing by the physical location can use the WallaMe unique viewer to see your augmented reality Wall.

Wikitude

Wikitude allows you to see more than your eyes only could capture. Wikitude’s “computer vision” is a bit like magic and connects you with the world in a completely new way. Use Wikitude as a tool to experience augmented reality content, campaigns, projects, promotions, games and so much more by simply scanning the things you see. Bring print media to life with additional augmented content including videos, animations, 3D models, Facebook and “Buy Now” buttons.

AR Car Locator Free

AR Car Locator is the app which allows you to find your car by using augmented reality. The app runs in background mode by pressing the Home button and can be reactivated before parking.  Save your car location and photo by clicking on the parking button. Once the car’s location is set, the app creates a visible marker showing the car, the distance you are from it, and the direction you should walk to find it.

Colorify Augmented Reality

Change the color of the leaves, change the color of your furniture or your lipstick, and watch it live using your Android phone.

AR GPS Compass Map 3D

Augmented Reality GPS Compass Map 3D displays a 3D compass that gets combined with the camera image. Your current location from GPS is shown on a separate map with adjustable size. he compass uses a very effective fusion and filtering algorithm to combine the values of the magnetic field sensor, the accelerometer and the gyroscope (if installed in your device) to achieve a maximum in precision and stability.

Augment – 3D Augmented Reality

Augment is a mobile app that lets you and your customers visualize your 3D models in Augmented Reality, integrated in real time in their actual size and environment.

Vear – Augmented Reality

Vear is an AR and VR app that lets you experience high quality augmented reality and virtual reality contents and play games with or without google cardboard. Vear redefines mobile AR & VR by providing and intuitive and seamless user experience. Scan Vear enabled print images to get insight about products.

 

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