7 Best Augmented reality Apps for Android / iPhone: Worth to Install
Searching for Augmented reality apps for your Android mobile or iPhone? I have one awesome list of 7 best Augmented reality apps for you. Just install any AR app from below list and it would definitely make your technological world more beautiful and enhanced (augmented). In my earlier post, I had explained about Augmented reality. Also, you know that this technology is not just a sci-fi term, rather it actually exists in your real world. Today, I will discuss about practical applications of it using some of the best AR Apps. You will come to know that how you can utilize these Augmented reality applications on your Android/iPhone. #AugmentedRealityApps are Ready to Rock your Smartphones Click To Tweet
Although a number of Augmented reality apps for android/iOS can be downloaded free from Google Play Store or Apple App Store, I have shortlisted the best 7 Augmented reality applications out of them. With recent technological advancement in the digital world, I find worth having these best Augmented reality applications on your mobile (Android/iPhone). I believe that you will fully enjoy each AR app from my list on your mobile.
So, let’s have a look on my recommended list of 7 Best Augmented reality Apps for Android/iPhone users:-
This is the first useful AR app from my list of “7 best Augmented reality apps”. You must be familiar with a very user-friendly translation tool, named Google Translate. You must have used it to translate some foreign words or phrases. But, do you know that one great thing about it? OK, I will tell you about it. It has included one new feature based on Augmented reality, named as Word Lens. What it does? Let’s assume you are into a foreign country and don’t understand symbols/text displayed in their local language. What will you do now? Google has a ready-made solution for you. Just install Google Translate from Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Open this AR app. Point your Smartphone camera towards that symbol. You will be ready with the symbol translated into your native/desired language in the real-time. This Augmented reality app is one of the best App that translates languages with camera of your smartphone. If you have downloaded the language packs, offline translation is also possible. Real-time translation of foreign symbols in your native language have made it one of the must have Augmented reality applications during your foreign trip.
To understand the features of this (Layar) Augmented reality app, let’s assume some printed material is with you. When you go through it, your access is limited to the wordings/images printed on the same. You can read only the contents, that have already printed on it. But, what if you want some additional information about the topic you are studying? What will you do now? One option is to open your Smartphone’s internet browser and google the topic. An Augmented reality company named, Layar has some innovative solution to this cumbersome method. The company deals in Augmented reality and interactive print technology. It has launched one AR app, named Layar app. Just install it from Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Open the App and scan the printed material (having Layar icon/ or QR code) through your Smartphone. You will be ready with additional information like a product review, movie trailer, tickets information, nearby restaurants, etc in the real-time. Ease of use and simple interface of Layar AR app have made it one of the must have Augmented reality applications for your Smartphone.
Let’s assume you are looking at any object. You are willing to gain some extra knowledge about the same. Using one of the Augmented reality applications, Blippar you have all the details on your Smartphone screen without any effort. Yes right, you don’t have to type a single word in your Smartphone browser. You just have to open the Blippar app and point your Smartphone camera towards the object. Blippar, an excellent Augmented reality app uses image recognition technology. This AR app will recognize the image of any object and tell you its name in the real-time. You can also get more information such as resources from Wikipedia or YouTube videos for the same. So, just download Blippar app from Google Play Store or Apple App Store. And, this “just a blip” App will definitely provide you an awesome Augmented experience about anything in the real-time.
By using one of the best AR apps, named Anatomy 4D, a person especially students can see inside a human body. This type of Augmented reality applications are best suitable to use in a classroom. Best thing is that it has a very user-friendly interface. No special training is required to use this AR app. Just download the application from Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Start the application and go to Target Library from the menu. Print* the pages available in the library. Keep one of the printed papers on a flat surface. Point your Smartphone camera towards the image on the paper. And, wow! a 3D view will populate on the screen. On the bottom side of the screen, you will have a number of options to interact with this 3D view. *Tip: – Instead of printing, you can also use your laptop/computer screen to display image.
Elements 4D is one of the best AR apps you can use for enhancing your knowledge about elements. This application is mainly developed for chemistry students. Using this AR app, one can learn about elements and their chemical reactions in a very interactive environment. Students can simulate new chemical reactions without the fear of any dangerous impact that may happen when they practice it in a chemistry lab. The application is freely available at Google Play Store and Apple App Store. After installing it, you will have to print six pages available as a pdf file. Make one paper block from each page. Now, you have six set of paper blocks with one element printed on each side of it. Now, the fun begins! just run the application and tap on Start 4D. Point your smartphone camera towards an element of any paper block. You will get a 3D representation of that element on the screen. Move another block towards the earlier block. As soon as both blocks touch each other, you will get chemical reaction formula between these two elements, displayed on the screen.
Wikitude, one of the Location-based Augmented reality apps is a very useful application for anyone who loves to explore new locations. What does this AR app do? It simply adds useful digital information to the real view, being seen from your Smartphone camera. The content of this digital information depends upon the locations of your smartphone and the object you are looking towards. These enriched digital contents consist of nearby ATMs, landmark information, restaurants etc. This is one of the best AR apps for travelers. For tourists, this AR app acts as a guide. So, install it from Google Play Store or Apple App Store and be ready to explore new places. Run the application and point the camera of your smartphone towards any place, you are eager to explore. You will be ready with camera real view overlayed with reviews and a lot of enriched digital information about that place, displayed on your smartphone’s screen in the real-time.
Quiver, one of the Marker-based Augmented reality apps is an application designed for kids. Using this 3D coloring book AR app, you (your kid) can visualize your colored drawing in 3D. How does this Quiver app work? To enjoy the functions of this AR app, you have to first download and print one of the coloring pages available on Quiver website. Then, use your creativity to fill color on the drawings of the page. Once done with this, run this AR app and point camera of your Smartphone towards the colored page. It will recognize the quiver logo on the bottom of the colored page and provide you the 3D figure with exactly of the same texture that you have colored. So, Just download this cool AR app from Google Play Store or Apple App Store and get ready to experience your imagination in an interactive 3D environment.
Are you willing to develop AR Apps by yourself? Then, must read my blog post 5 Best Augmented reality App Development Tools .
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Using above 7 Best Augmented reality Apps, we can utilize the real power of AR on our Smartphone. By imposing the basic characteristics of AR, the marriage of Augmented reality apps and Android/iOS would make Smartphones still smarter than before. With AR capabilities, Smartphones having Augmented reality apps are now ready to augment (enhance) our real world beyond the limit of imagination. Do you know that Augmented reality apps are also widely used in digital marketing field? Don’t miss to have a look on my blog post, dedicated to applications of Augmented reality in marketing strategies.
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