5 Best Augmented Reality Android Apps
Dec 22, 2012 9:35 AM –
Today’s top five list are the 5 Best Augmented Reality Android Apps. These apps allow you to visualize pertinent information like distance landmarks, business listings, social interactions and more via your physical location or in combination with your phone’s camera. Explore your world or far away with these apps. Get started by clicking the icons to read our reviews and download each below!
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Street View on Google Maps
With Street View on Google Maps, explore the world at street level. With Google Maps Street View, you can explore the world at street level. See popular landmarks, check out places you want to visit in your hometown or far away, and take a virtual trip around the world.
Voted “Best Augmented Reality Browser” for the past 4 years in a row. Wikitude is your “third eye” and allows you to see things you wouldn’t normally see. Wikitude’s Augmented Reality connects you with the world around you in a completely new way – a truly exciting and immersive experience. By using the camera, simply hold up your smartphone and engage with your immediate surroundings. Get information on places, find restaurants, discover people and even play games – all through Wikitude’s field of vision.
Google Goggles is a visual search app. Instead of using words, take a picture of an object with your camera phone: we attempt to recognize the object, and return relevant search results. Goggles also provides information about businesses near you by displaying their names directly in the camera preview.
Google Sky Map: A star map for Android. Google Sky Map turns your Android-powered mobile phone into a window on the night sky.
Layar Reality Browser. Get more out of AR! Layar is a mobile app for discovering information about the world around you. Using Augmented Reality (AR) technology, Layar displays digital information called “layers” into your smartphone’s field of vision. With the introduction of Layar Vision, these layers can now recognize real-world objects and display digital AR experiences on top of them. Interact with the world around you by scanning images, such as magazines, restaurant menus and advertising posters with Layar Vision.
Kudos to Android Quality Index for crunching our data to help produce part of the list!