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iPhone Tips – iOS Augmented Reality Apps and Games – iPad and iPhone AR – DIY in 5 Ep 81

iPhone Tips – iOS Augmented Reality Apps and Games – iPad and iPhone AR – DIY in 5 Ep 81 Augmented reality was so much cooler than actual reality! Hello everyone and welcome to DIY in 5. Im Trisha Hershberger and in todays episode well be discussing augmented reality what is it? Why would someone want to use it? Add, well talk about specific AR experiences you can check out right from your phone.

For the purpose of todays article, well be specifically highlighting iOS experiences, but fear not Android users, theres a whole world of AR out there for you too. If you find this article has enhanced your actual reality in some way, then please subscribe so you dont miss any future episodes. Alright – AR – what is it? Augmented reality often gets confused with virtual reality, and people can use them interchangeably. But, AR and VR are quite different.

Virtual reality is a completely digital experience, while augmented reality combines actual reality with digital or virtual reality overlays. One of the most recognizable AR experiences to date is Pokémon Go! You see your actual surroundings through the lens of your phones camera and then bam!

Theres a Pidgee right in front of you! You can throw your digital pokeball to catch the pocket monster or let it escape. This is an augmented reality experience. For those of you lucky enough to try Google Glass back in the day, that was a great example of a more practical AR experience.

Digital overlays of maps, photos and articles, time etc could be overlayed to what you were actually seeing to make daily tasks a little easier. They were like having robot eyes, but for real. Well thats what they were supposed to be like – and then they were not nearly as cool – but I digress!

Luckily, AR tech has grown tremendously since then. Apple, in particular, has done a lot to champion augmented reality and make it accessible to the masses via the iPhone. As part of iOS 11, Apple included ARKit framework, allowing developers to easily create AR experiences. By giving more devs more access, new experiences and uses for this tech blossomed. Lets take a look at some of the more popular AR apps you can use right now.

Ikea Place is an app that lets you see how new furniture will look in your home. Ooooh check out that table! Edmunds has an app that shows you whether a car you are considering will fit in your garage! Modiface virtual beautycounter lets you try on makeup and purchase directly from the app, so weird!

And, if need you to measure something but cant find a ruler? No problem! Theres MeasureKit to take care of that.

Those were all great practical uses of AR, but if you just want to have some fun, you check out games like HoloGrid: Monster Battle! These AR monsters will battle in any real-world environment you choose. Or if you prefer robots, then The Machines is an app that lets you deck out your battle mech and wage war in the comfort of your own home! If you love spray painting art on the world around you but dont want to get in trouble, maybe World Brush or Paint Space AR will fill that urge.

ARZombie is a first-person zombie shoot em up – that nightmares a little too close to home! Or you can bring some crime solvingescape room goodness to you with CS:AR as long as you dont mind turning your place into the crime scene. Yikes! Those are just a few of the examples of AR apps out right now, but iOS 12 has promised even more AR for the masses. iOS 12 will release ARKit 2, giving devs enhanced capabilities like improved face tracking, 3D object detection and shared AR spaces – meaning you and your friends could view the same thing, each from each of your own devices, making AR tabletop closer than ever before.

Apple will also release their own Measure app, which is supposed to be a simpler and easier to use compared to a lot of the other measurement apps out there. And last but not least, Apple even created a new file format called USDZ specifically for AR objects. Whether or not it will be adopted as the standard outside of Apple devices remains to be seen. Its pretty crazy that you can do all that with an iPhone.

AR really has the potential to bring us to technological levels only before seen in science fiction. Holograms, J.A.R.V.I.S. and more are much closer than we think. What would you like to see next in AR? Let us know in the comments.

I want to play actual Wizards Chess with my friends and watch the pieces battle to the death. Ya know, the important things. If this article helped you at all please give it a like and maybe even check out one of these other awesome iPhone tip articles. Im Trisha Hershberger and Ill see ya next time with more DIY in 5! iPhone Tips – iOS Augmented Reality Apps and Games – iPad and iPhone AR – DIY in 5 Ep 81 Augmented reality was so much cooler than actual reality! Hello everyone and welcome to DIY in 5. Im Trisha Hershberger and in todays episode well be discussing augmented reality what is it?

Why would someone want to use it? Add, well talk about specific AR experiences you can check out right from your phone. For the purpose of todays article, well be specifically highlighting iOS experiences, but fear not Android users, theres a whole world of AR out there for you too. If you find this article has enhanced your actual reality in some way, then please subscribe so you dont miss any future episodes.

Alright – AR – what is it? Augmented reality often gets confused with virtual reality, and people can use them interchangeably. But, AR and VR are quite different. Virtual reality is a completely digital experience, while augmented reality combines actual reality with digital or virtual reality overlays.

One of the most recognizable AR experiences to date is Pokémon Go! You see your actual surroundings through the lens of your phones camera and then bam! Theres a Pidgee right in front of you!

You can throw your digital pokeball to catch the pocket monster or let it escape. This is an augmented reality experience. For those of you lucky enough to try Google Glass back in the day, that was a great example of a more practical AR experience. Digital overlays of maps, photos and articles, time etc could be overlayed to what you were actually seeing to make daily tasks a little easier. They were like having robot eyes, but for real.

Well thats what they were supposed to be like – and then they were not nearly as cool – but I digress! Luckily, AR tech has grown tremendously since then. Apple, in particular, has done a lot to champion augmented reality and make it accessible to the masses via the iPhone. As part of iOS 11, Apple included ARKit framework, allowing developers to easily create AR experiences.

By giving more devs more access, new experiences and uses for this tech blossomed. Lets take a look at some of the more popular AR apps you can use right now. Ikea Place is an app that lets you see how new furniture will look in your home. Ooooh check out that table!

Edmunds has an app that shows you whether a car you are considering will fit in your garage! Modiface virtual beautycounter lets you try on makeup and purchase directly from the app, so weird! And, if need you to measure something but cant find a ruler?

No problem! Theres MeasureKit to take care of that. Those were all great practical uses of AR, but if you just want to have some fun, you check out games like HoloGrid: Monster Battle! These AR monsters will battle in any real-world environment you choose.

Or if you prefer robots, then The Machines is an app that lets you deck out your battle mech and wage war in the comfort of your own home! If you love spray painting art on the world around you but dont want to get in trouble, maybe World Brush or Paint Space AR will fill that urge. ARZombie is a first-person zombie shoot em up – that nightmares a little too close to home!

Or you can bring some crime solvingescape room goodness to you with CS:AR as long as you dont mind turning your place into the crime scene. Yikes! Those are just a few of the examples of AR apps out right now, but iOS 12 has promised even more AR for the masses. iOS 12 will release ARKit 2, giving devs enhanced capabilities like improved face tracking, 3D object detection and shared AR spaces – meaning you and your friends could view the same thing, each from each of your own devices, making AR tabletop closer than ever before.

Apple will also release their own Measure app, which is supposed to be a simpler and easier to use compared to a lot of the other measurement apps out there. And last but not least, Apple even created a new file format called USDZ specifically for AR objects. Whether or not it will be adopted as the standard outside of Apple devices remains to be seen. Its pretty crazy that you can do all that with an iPhone. AR really has the potential to bring us to technological levels only before seen in science fiction.

Holograms, J.A.R.V.I.S. and more are much closer than we think. What would you like to see next in AR? Let us know in the comments.

I want to play actual Wizards Chess with my friends and watch the pieces battle to the death. Ya know, the important things. If this article helped you at all please give it a like and maybe even check out one of these other awesome iPhone tip articles. Im Trisha Hershberger and Ill see ya next time with more DIY in 5!

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