Though Augmented Reality is around for sometime now, there are more and more interesting and use application coming into reality lately. With the latest trends in technology, AR applications have become very common now in the the field of Advertising, Gaming, Sight Seeing etc. Here in this post we feature ten amazing Augmented Reality Applications to the commercial world.
1. Ray-Ban Virtual Mirror
Its a definitive augmented reality application that lets you to virtually try out and experience the latest Ray-Ban Sun glasses. You can try it out for your self here
2. Living Sasquatch
This creative AR application lets you bring the character Sasquatch to life by just using the foot print. Not only bring Sasquatch to life but it also lets you create a movie and share with your friends. check out how to to bring the Sasquatch to life here
3. Augmented Reality Toys.v2
Its a work in progress augmented reality application that lets you use tangible traditional toys to enhance augmented reality in games and bring the toys to life. With this approach, it is possible to create all sorts of videogame concepts mixed with the real world. To see how it works check out here.
ARhrrrr is an augmented reality shooter for mobile camera-phones. The phone provides a window into a 3d town overrun with zombies. Point the camera at our special game map to mix virtual and real world content. More details here
5. AR Magic Mirror
AR Magic Mirror is a facial augmented reality application for the iPad 2 that utilizes the front and rear-facing camera to display images on the iPad screen. Users can then add wacky hairstyles, glasses and other accessories to the image on the screen in real-time. To know more check out at Total Immersion
6. Night at the Museum 2 comes to life
Another use of Augmented Reality is to promote a movie. Either see the dinosaur roar into life see the plan fly before you, the AR makes it possible. See here to believe.
7. Animated Lego Digital Box
Here is a good use of Augmented Reality for marketing. At Downtown Disney, Orlando, there is a kiosk that let the customers hold the specialized Lego set boxes up to the camera and preview the completed lego set inside.
8. Burger King Augmented Reality
A unique way to use AR in marketing initiatives is to have it embedded in an ad. All you need is to hold the AR code on the paper in your hand to the camera and you get a Whopper. See here how it works.
9. Fanta Virtual Tennis
Virtual Tennis is a 3D augmented reality game in which two phones connect via bluetooth before playing a game of tennis using a “court” printed from http://fanta.eu. Use the phone’s camera to look at the court you printed out– and it turns into a tennis court and tennis ball! Play anywhere! TRy it out here
10. GE Smart Grid
GE has made the Smart Grid technology come into life by using AR. With a simple Solar Panel Maker, you can experience the Wind Turbine or Solar Energy using Augmented Reality. Check this out here