Augmented Reality was once limited only to movies and fiction. But now as technology has evolved, AR and VR [Augmented and Virtual Reality] has brought us to a whole new world. However, AR is not yet advanced as high as we know it from the movies. Yet, you can experience AR technology from your smartphone. Yes, smartphones are now capable of giving you a glimpse of AR and you can experience it easily. In this article, we will list out the best AR apps that you must try. We will also include the download link as well for Android and iOS both if available. So you need not worry, you can just read the article and download the apps you like. So without any further ado, let's head into the article.
What is AR?
AR stands for Augmented Reality and it is a form of the world that you can experience virtually through various gadgets. It is a technology that virtually places a 3D visual into a “real-world” experience. As now you have an idea about AR, let's get into the list of top AR apps.
Best AR Apps
Below is the list of our top AR apps, we will also mention the basic fundamentals of the apps and their usage to help you in getting the idea of the app. So let's dive into the list of our picks for top AR apps.
IKEA Place is the first app that comes on our list as it has used Apple's ARKit technology to design its app showcasing the efficacy of ARKit development. The app allows you to accurately place the digital 3D models at your home. So you can combine the cutting-edge AR technology and IKEA's home automation system.
Pokémon Go is not an app, it's a game based on AR and many of you might already know about it. But we ended up including it in our list as the AR environment in this app looks pretty good. The app is a game based on Japanese anime, in this game you can catch Pokémons upgrading their skills and fighting against others playing games around the world. If you have not yet played this game, then you must try this game once.
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It is also an app with AR support that can even guide you through your studies. You can place NFTs, Animals, Dinosaurs, Educational subjects, etc. right in front of you using this app. The app is well-rated on Play Store and we didn't encounter any issues while using the app. It also comes with some in-built features such as 3D scans and Maps and sharing your 3D surroundings with others.
Unite AR is also another AR tech-based application that allows you to have fun by adding your own objects after scanning them from your smartphone. And that's not it, you even get an AR gallery where you can see what people have uploaded publically. You can put their scanned objects to your location and experience them.
This app can be your one-stop destination for GIFs, clips, stickers, etc, or even you can create your own. It also offers filters that you can add funny, aesthetic, beauty elements, etc. to your image while clicking it within the app. Moreover, you can use the Giphy keyboard's library of GIFs for your chats and other messaging.
AR Plan 3D
Everyone now and then requires to measure something, but sometimes you don't find the measurement tape or you don't have it at the moment. You can download this app as it helps you with the measurement. You can measure the object's height, the height of the wall, or anything where you require measurement. The reviews about this app are positive it can come in pretty handy sometimes.
Best AR Apps - Conclusion
These are only a few apps that we found useful and decided to share with you guys. Feel free to comment below if you have any other apps that we can include. Moreover, we will include the best ones in our next article on AR apps.
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