Download an AR App That Isn’t SnapChat or Pokemon Go

Download an AR App That Isn’t SnapChat or Pokemon Go

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It looks like more people will have at least one AR app on their smartphone in the near future.  Earlier this month Apple introduced “ARKit”, a tool that will enable augmented reality capabilities on iOS. If a tech giant like Apple is endorsing augmented reality, that means that other tech companies will experiment with AR, and consumers will follow.

People who are interested in using AR apps don’t have to wait.  There are plenty of AR apps available for both Androids and iPhones.  Continue reading to see the top 4 AR apps to download that aren’t SnapChat or Pokemon Go.

AR App#4: Ink Hunter

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How it Works:

This app is built on marker augmented reality and requires the user to draw a “square smile” on their skin. The user can find different tattoo designs on the app that artists have uploaded.  They also have the option to upload their own design.  

Once they’ve decided upon a design, they use the app’s camera feature and aim the phone camera at the square smile.  Then an image will appear on the screen and show a realistic image of what the “potential” tattoo would look like.

Why You Should Download This:

See what a tattoo will actually look like on your skin and avoid future regrets.

Who This AR App was Made For:

People who want to get a tattoo but are indecisive, unsure or spontaneous.  

Available For:

Android and iOS

AR App #3: WallaMe

 

AR app

How it Works:

This app is built on markerless augmented reality and only requires a flat device to focus on. Take a photo of a wall, building or sidewalk, then draw a picture or write a message on the photo.  WallaMe users can then geotag their photos and notify their friends about the hidden message.  

Users have the option to make their messages private, just for their friends, or public for fellow WallaMe users to see.  Users can view message on their phone through the app. WallaMe users can also share their messages with friends on various social networks.

Why You Should Download This:

You have the ability to surprise your friends with works of art or words of encouragement and take them on crazy adventures.

Who This AR App was Made For:

People who want to find community and love treasure hunts.

Available For:

Android and iOS

 

AR App #2: Star Walk 2

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How it Works:

This app is built on markerless technology and only requires the night sky. The user simply has to point the camera at the sky to then see sketches of a complete astrology guide.  Use it to locate where the nearest planets, stars and constellations lie.

Why Should Download This:

Learn everything you’ve wanted to know about the stars, planets, asteroid and space in general.  Memorize where certain constellations and planets are to impress family and friends.  

Who this AR App was Made For:

Space lovers or anyone who loves to learn.

Available For:

Android and iOS

 

AR App #1: Apollo Box

AR App

How it Works:

 

This Augmented Reality shopping app uses markerless technology to transport products that you’re considering buying right into your living room! The user simply needs to open up the AR Teleport Feature, find the product they’re interested in buying and click on the Teleport Icon.  Aim the phone on a desk, wall, or wherever the user envisions keeping the product, and click the “place it” message.  

Play with the 3D model to see how the item functions, and click on the info icon for product information. If you like what you see, purchase the item directly through the app! Besides seeing their products in “real life”, users can also take pictures of or with the 3D models and share on social networks with their friends!

Why You Should Download This:

This app takes the pressure off online shopping gives users the option to test out a product before committing to purchase.

Who This AR App was Made For:

People who are interested in AR shopping, online shopping, love discovering the latest unique products on the market, or love starting trends on social media!

Available For:

Android and iOS

 

For more information on augmented reality, see one of these case studies by Catchroom or one read one of our own case studies.  

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