Augmented reality [AR] has turned into a popular app niche, which integrates virtual and digital media with the real world. Augmented reality media scope persisted to develop and soon became more refined. It has empowered business with extra versatility and engages consumer interactions in a much better way.
In the retail sector, using AR mobile app you can browse products and gain necessary data by giving in-store navigation guidance illustrating real store image. If you are planning to have an advanced AR mobile app with a unique feel and look created then, fortunately, there is unlimited scope and opportunities.
Types of AR mobile applications
Marker-based AR apps
This software depends on image recognition. Device camera is used to identify the markers or patterns similar to an image or the QR code then digital information is covered on this market. At present, advanced augmented reality toolkit can identify 3D markers, which illustrate real-life things.
Location-based AR apps
Markers are not needed but this app works by identifying the location via GPS or other sensors like accelerometers and deliver AR things with the guidance of real-time location. For example, a location-based app will help you locate your misplaced GPS-enabled smart baggage.
Features to consider while choosing AR software development kit [SDK] for your mobile app
Myriads of augmented reality SDKs are available but make sure to choose one on the basis of functionality you need with a few other essential factors.
Supporting mobile platforms
Smart optics compatibility
3D object recognition
SLAM [simultaneous localization & mapping]