Augmented reality is a computer technology where a real-life environment is taken and altered (augmented). This is done by adding a layer over the existing environment. Augmented reality often makes use of not only a display, but also of sound and vibrations to provide more forms of feedback.
There are a lot of uses for augmented reality development nowadays, such as:
- Gaming, where Pokémon Go is probably the most famous example;
- Military use to make repairs;
- Navigation, where you can get more obvious displays on the roads themselves to guide you where you really need to go;
- Healthcare purposes, where medical personnel prepares for surgery;
- Gathering information about your surroundings via a handheld device, a heads up display or a device resembling eyeglasses (remember Google Glass?);
- Advertising, for example to show users the name of businesses that are close by.
And the amount of AR applications only keeps growing. There are some exciting new features to be expected in the near future, such as help with cooking, displays that shows construction workers what they have to do and specific car repair guides.
We have already created many applications with augmented reality development, so if you want to discuss your requirements with us, we can help you out! And if you want to know more about the possibilities for creating virtual environments which do not exist in real life, please visit our Virtual Reality page.