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When it comes to Augmented Reality the first thing that pops up in your mind is Pokemon Go, the chartbreaker that hit Apple’s and Android’s app stores last summer. But if you dive deeper you may realize that AR is still an underestimated futuristic tech.
Nevertheless, there are a few really cool AR apps worth mentioning:
Ink Hunter – Download this app before getting a tattoo, it may save you from regrets. InkHunter lets you try on virtual tattoos and share your sketches with friends so you could gather a valuable feedback on how they look.
WallaMe – Created for those cyber-romantics and vandals who like to cover walls with graffiti. This app opens new dimension and allows you to leave virtual Messages in public places.
And Snapchat of course!
While 3D-printing, Virtual Reality, and those die-hard robots from Boston Dynamics have already strapped into consumer world, AR is barely noticeable. The only powerful AR example is Microsoft Hololens, unfortunately, it’s still not available for purchase.
But the real opportunity for AR software developers lies in B2B sector. Particularly in Logistics, Industrial Design, Industrial Maintenance & Education.
Unlike Amazon that relies heavily on robots, DHL wants to take advantage of Augmented Reality’s potential.
There are several areas in which the company intends to use AR:
Those who have been involved into Industrial Design process may recall how difficult it may be to create something that fits three main needs of every customer: cost, appearance, and usability. AR makes it possible to visualize concept upon development and enhance the understanding of its ergonomics and appearance.
Needless to say that complexification of production machinery and the industry itself creates a shortage of specialized personnel who can manage those systems. This situation leads to a rise of wages and slows the adoption of new standards and technologies inside the industry.
Under such conditions, Augmented Reality offers a new approach to education of workers. The adoption of AR headsets equipped with visual instructions can eliminate the extreme specialization and intensive training of new workers.
Moreover, the AR could cut the expenses on maintenance, so that a company or a customer could perform product service without external help of manufacturer. AR Games That work particularly well on your iPhone.
And do you use ARKitX or Google Tango?
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