Best Augmented Reality Apps: From Hunting Zombies to Getting Inked
Some popular augmented reality apps. 
Some popular augmented reality apps. (Photo: The Quint)

Best Augmented Reality Apps: From Hunting Zombies to Getting Inked

AR app development seems like a wild idea, yet the innovation has been around quite some time. AR app development runs the range, from intelligent guide overlays and virtual showrooms to monstrous multiplayer encounters. Each bit of the programming focuses on cellphone GPS and camera to make a more immersive design.

The accessible choice of augmented reality applications includes both freemium and premium offerings. Picking which applications are better regardless of your smartphone or tablet's memory is harder than using the applications themselves. Here are the picks for the best-augmented reality applications accessible regardless of whether you're looking for iOS or Android.

Pokémon Go

Pokemon Go is one of the most popular AR apps. 
Pokemon Go is one of the most popular AR apps. 
(Photo: Pokemon Go Screengrab)

It wouldn't be a rundown of the best Augmented Reality developments without listing Niantic's Pokémon Go, a game which immediately caught everybody's attention, giving them the motivation to go into the world, stroll and move around, and catch Pokémon. The game makes use of GPS to check your location while your cell phone camera is utilised to show Pokémon in the real world. Generally, it works as long as the game doesn’t freeze or crash.

Players of Ingress, another new invention from Niantic, will see numerous likenesses between the AR app development company’s two games. Niantic is set to keep releasing updates for the game to enhance its performance and include new components like trading, so ideally Pokémon Go will be around for an extended period.

Ink Hunter

Ink Hunter helps visualise tattoos. 
Ink Hunter helps visualise tattoos. 
(Photo: Ink Hunter screenshot)

This is one of the best applications AR app development has introduced, and it is used when searching for a tattoo design and where to place it. The application gives you a chance to experiment with pre-made tattoos, as well as your own preferred ones. Tattoos superimposed on the body using the camera look relatively real. With this app, users can get an idea of what the tattoo will look like before they make it permanent on their body.

Google Translate

Google Translate can read signboards and translate them. 
Google Translate can read signboards and translate them. 
(Photo: Google)

Google Translate is not entirely an AR application; however, it has one AR highlight that is unfathomably helpful for interpreting content. Simply take a photograph of the content or text you do not understand, and the application will interpret the content in your photograph with ease. When used with Wi-Fi, the application interprets a lot of languages. Thirteen of these languages were added in their recent updates, but users can also download various language packs on the off chance that they need to keep utilising the instant interpretations while offline or when they have no data connection.

WallaMe

You can scribble hidden virtual messages anywhere with WallaMe. 
You can scribble hidden virtual messages anywhere with WallaMe. 
(Photo: WallaMe screenshot) 

WallaMe gives you a chance to leave concealed messages that can only be seen by other individuals using the application. You can take a photo of a close-by mall, road, or sign, and then use the in-application painting and drawing instruments to make your own unique message. You can likewise add pictures to the territories you've picked, just to demonstrate you were there. Hidden messages are found by using the WallaMe app and your gadget's camera. Messages can also be made private, or they can be made open for everybody to find.

Amikasa

Amikasa helps visualise your home interiors. 
Amikasa helps visualise your home interiors. 
(Photo: Amikasa screenshot)

Utilising your smartphone's camera, you can stroll around your room, kitchen, workplace, or any room you choose to furnish, and place three-dimensional models of different things to perceive what they will look like, or to find their optimal position. The latest updates of the app include more kitchen faucets, cupboards, burners, and backdrops, giving you significantly more alternatives to outline your room.

Zombie Go

The Walking Dead is a mainstream TV show and realistic novel, and can make you wonder how you will survive if zombies take over the world. Zombies Go doesn't give you the answers for that, yet it lets you battle zombies while strolling around outside, sitting tight on the bus, or even while grocery shopping. "Zombie GO" name takes after that of Pokémon Go, and you wouldn't be entirely wrong to expect a few likenesses.

The author is CEO of Hyperlink Infosystem, a mobile-app development company. The views expressed are his own.

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