253.777.0763    Get SUPPORT

As Augmented Reality Grows, More Applications Appear

As Augmented Reality Grows, More Applications Appear

“Augmented reality” is likely one of those terms that you’ve heard before, but that’s more or less your experience with it. However, A.R. has likely been a bigger influence than you may have imagined - especially with the prevalence of smartphones being what it is. Let’s examine augmented reality and how it might be used later on.

Modern A.R.
As we have inferred already, the smartphone has been instrumental in bringing augmented reality to the masses. In A.R. applications, the camera is used to capture the likeness of the user’s surroundings, while a virtual overlay is added for the user to interact with. This overlay incorporates stimulus from the Internet, the captured surroundings, and the user’s activity all at once.

This technology has been leveraged by developers to try to develop apps, some for fun, and some that are more practical. There have been plenty of examples of each thus far. Augment, the furniture application, allows users to “test-drive” a model in the environment it will be used in, which is much easier than buying said furniture only to return it when it clashes with the base molding. As for entertainment, one only has to look at the success of the Pokémon Go app. There are even browsers, like Argon4, which incorporate A.R.

What May Be Coming Next
Admittedly, not much has been developed completely just yet, but that hasn’t made A.R. any less promising. For example, imagine how much easier tutorials could become for particular tasks if A.R. was leveraged. Any task that can be broken into steps could be developed into an A.R. walkthrough.

Take auto maintenance. Most people spend significant amounts of money keeping their engine tuned up and their vehicle road-worthy by bringing it to an auto shop. While some issues are certainly better resolved by the likes of a professional, some fixes are very doable for a novice - assuming they had a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to show them how to do it right. An augmented reality application could be that guide, teaching these novices how to change their oil or replace a spark plug. We may see these kinds of apps change the way that schools teach their students, allowing lessons to be learned conceptually and practically.

Of course, more is also being developed now:

  • eCommerce: Using digital overlays, real-time and lifelike shopping experiences can be developed, boosting consumer satisfaction.
  • Gaming: Pokémon Go was just the beginning. A.R. has proved that video games and gamification can not only get people out of the house, they can get them interacting with other people, forming stronger communities.
  • Marketing: By incorporating A.R. into the consumer’s experience, marketers can add additional impressions and make their efforts more impactful.

While A.R. may not be everywhere just yet, we wouldn’t be too shocked if it started to pop up in more places sooner than later - and if it doesn’t, we’ll focus on making sure you get the best use out of whatever does. If you’re interested in hearing more about any of the services or technologies that we at Graemouse Technologies are familiar with, give us a call at 253.777.0763.

The Major Points of A Secure Email Solution
Know Your Tech: Social Media


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Sunday, November 18 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Communication Bing Windows 10 Netflix OneNote Private Cloud Knowledge Save Money Google Passwords IT Management Meetings Word Ransomware Money Encryption Artificial Intelligence Software Windows 7 Saving Money Root Cause Analysis Fraud Machine Learning Cast Inventory Legal Help Desk Data Security Productivity Online Smartphones Smartphone Cloud Files Innovation BDR Data Recovery Information FENG Wireless Internet Privacy Telephone System Remote Monitoring VoIP Redundancy Firewall CES Applications Flash Unified Threat Management Holiday Security Website Server Android Unsupported Software Automation IT Support Data Physical Security How To Vulnerability Start Menu Cryptocurrency Tech Term Business Mangement Wiring Computer Connectivity IT Plan Internet Browser Data Backup Human Resources Law Enforcement Communications Google Drive Windows Emergency Cybersecurity Safe Mode Alert Efficiency iPhone Devices Infrastructure Backup Networking webinar Cybercrime Relocation Technology Apps Excel Windows 10 Small Business Evernote Workplace Tips Staff Voice over Internet Protocol Identity Theft BYOD Settings HaaS Microsoft USB Operating System Gadgets Password Manager IT Services Employer-Employee Relationship Windows 10s Managed IT Services Wi-Fi Hosted Solutions Apple Disaster Recovery App VPN User Tips Tools Business Intelligence Router Cache Managed IT Hackers PDF Update Upgrade Bandwidth Tip of the Week Malware Data Storage Avoiding Downtime Scam Telephone Systems Warranty HVAC Managed Service Social Media Title II Sports Servers Office 365 Data Protection Business Management Bring Your Own Device Internet of Things Social Engineering HIPAA Government Current Events Public Cloud Outsourced IT Hardware Specifications Two-factor Authentication Keyboard Hybrid Cloud Mobile Device Management Business Computing Network Cloud Computing Mobile Devices Email Data Breach Microsoft Office Access Control Humor Criminal Internet exploMicrosoft Content Management Computers Collaboration Virtualization Miscellaneous Credit Cards Google Docs Comparison Facebook Business Network Security Frequently Asked Questions Charger History Spam Blocking Printer Best Practices Virtual Assistant Blockchain Business Continuity Conferencing Chrome Password Spam Data Management Phishing End of Support Paperless Office Managed IT Services

Newsletter Sign Up