Augmented reality apps are, well, apps that augment reality. If you point your phone at, say a table, you’ll still see the table, but it’ll be changed or overlaid with something else. This is far cooler than virtual reality, anyone can just make things up. Anyway, if you still don’t quite see what we mean, have a look at this countdown of the five best augmented reality apps for iPhones and Android phones – they’ll blow you away.
List Of 5 Coolest Reality Apps For Smart phones:
5. Firepower (iPhone):
Coming in at number five is Firepower, an app that lets you take your frustrations out on real people and objects. It’s a first-person shooter game unlike any other. Are you sitting in traffic or getting frustrated at work? Gone are the days when you might have to whip out a PSP and shoot CPU-controlled baddies; now you can point your smartphone at your chosen target, be it Jeff from next door or your computer monitor, and fire away. OK, so it’s a little bit silly, but aren’t all the best iphone apps faintly daft?
Get Fire Power here
4. Sun Seeker (iPhone):
Just point your phone at the sky and away you go. You don’t actually have to point your smartphone at the sun for this app to work, which is good news for those who like the power of sight. The Sun Seeker app shows you where the sun will be at in the sky at any time of day, in any time of the month, in your location. It’s not only fascinating, but it has its uses too – personally, I’m going to be planning my barbecues around what Sun Seeker tells me from now on.
Get Sun Seeker here
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3. Wikitude (Android, iPhone, Symbian):
There are a whole bunch of augmented reality travel apps out there, all of which do more or less the same thing; you point your phone in front of you, and the app will overlay ‘places of interest’ on the display. These apps are great for people, like me, who are terrible at reading maps. Wikitude is one of the best of these travel apps, giving users a choice of ‘worlds’ that they can overlay their view with. For example, choose the ‘Irish Pub’ world and you’ll see any nearby Paddy’s Pubs or MacDougall’s Taverns show up on your display.
Go to Wikitude here
2. SketchWiz (iPhone):
SketchWiz is actually an example of a kind of obvious application for augmented reality, though it stands as a unique app in the current market. In SketchWiz, your phone’s display will bring up your view, but you can use various settings to augment this view into pen, pencil, chalk or charcoal sketches. Nothing you can’t do in Photoshop, right? Well, not quite – because SketchWiz is an augmented reality app. That means it’s converted live – so you can whiz the camera around and watch things become Da Vinci sketches right before your eyes, or even record videos.
Get SketchWiz here
1. Google Sky Map (Android)
Coming in at first place is a relatively new app, and one of a whole school which do the same kind of thing. With Google Sky Map, all you have to do is point your smartphone at the sky – preferably on a clear night – and the app will recognise planets, stars and constellations, and overlay your display with the correct labels. Sky Map wins the number one spot in this list because it seems to encapsulate everything that augmented reality apps can be; it’s sleek, informative and beautiful.
Get Google Sky Map here
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