Being able to provide contextual, high quality and spatially aligned digital information to real objects in Cultural Heritage sites is one of the biggest challenges for developers who try to provide a unique experience to their App users. This is what Augmented Reality is for.
But not any Augmented Reality tool is suitable to deal with all the relevant issues that are emerging in this exciting area. Some App developers know very well that geolocation is fine to build easily accessible info points, but it is not enough. They understand that Beacons might help in some circumstances to locate information, but are not always a good fit. Some others already appreciate the potential of image recognition in order to be able to overlay information onto the real environment in the domain of interest. What’s more important is that even more developers recognize the importance of being able to recognize not just images and locations, but also compelx objects and situations and that a combination of methods would allow to address the development challenge more effectively.
In order to help developers deal with such challenges, at Inglobe Technologies we have worked hard to add new features to the ARmedia Augmented Reality SDK. The new ARmedia SDK v2.0 provides different tracking methods -including geolocation, planar images, device motion, 3D object tracking- alongside with 360° panoramas and interactive 3D contents on mobiles . The methods are packed together in such a way that they can be easily integrated into a single app. For more information take a look at this presentation:
And here goes a video that shows some of the features at work
If you are an interested reader, you can start to develop your own mobile Apps based on those features by downloading the SDK today:
and make yourself familiar with the technology by requesting a free trial subscription.
Hope you’ll enjoy it!
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