Contact us today!
217-428-6449

Network Solutions Unlimited Blog

Augmented Reality Growth Presents Interesting Applications

Augmented Reality Growth Presents Interesting Applications

You may have heard the term augmented reality, but you may be surprised to learn just how much A.R. you already use in your life. For the majority of people who use a smartphone, A.R. applications (like a camera app) are already used en masse. Today, we’ll take a look at augmented reality and how it is going to be used in the future.

Today’s A.R.
As was stated above, most people who use a smartphone today have used some sort of augmented reality technology. In an A.R. application, a virtual (and often controllable) image is layered over real-world objects caught through the camera on the device. The overlay is simulated simultaneously with the input received over the Internet and through the camera. A.R. increases user engagement as they need to interact directly with the superimposed images.

Developers are trying to harness the potential power of the technology by developing applications that are intuitive and useful. There have already been some pretty successful A.R. rollouts, like the furniture app, Augment, and the ever-popular A.R. game Pokemon Go. Even A.R. browsers have been developed. Argon4 with its Javascript framework makes it easier to add augmented content to web applications.

Tomorrow's A.R.
While there haven’t been a lot of applications developed to completion so far, the future of augmented reality looks extremely bright. A.R. technology could be most useful in creating tutorials on how to do certain tasks. Anything that you need a step-by-step guide for could be made simpler through the use of A.R. For example, if you need to troubleshoot relatively simple maintenance to your car, an A.R. app can be developed to map everything under your car’s hood, and give you a tutorial on how to replace spark plugs, fluids, and other simple tasks that often cost car-owners thousands of dollars every year. Similar applications could be rolled out in schools in the near future, providing massive benefits for educators and students, alike.

Other apps that are currently in development include:

  • eCommerce: Enhance consumer satisfaction with real-time and life-like shopping experiences using digital overlays.
  • Marketing: In-store applications can provide shoppers with all the information that has typically been done through printed literature. The use of A.R can really kick your marketing initiatives up a notch.
  • Gaming: A.R. games are all the rage. By gamifying the world around us, more people are out doing things, improving society.

Augmented reality hasn’t hit it big just yet, but don’t be surprised if the technology is omnipresent in the very near future. At Network Solutions Unlimited we keep up on tomorrow’s top technologies so that we can provide the best technology services for our clients. If you would like more information about augmented reality, or any other new and emerging technology, reach out to us today at 217-428-6449.

Getting to Know technology: Software as a Service
Save Money, Be Spied On?
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Monday, February 18 2019

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code

Tag Cloud

Project Management Virtualization Transportation Rootkit File Sharing Hybrid Cloud Management Data Management Operating System Peripheral Worker Screen Mirroring Printers USB Internet of Things SaaS Content Filter Specifications Health Chrome Information HBO WIndows Server 2008 iPhone Computer Care Marketing Wireless Technology IT Support Small Business Bandwidth Social Media Managing Stress Wasting Money Streaming Media Upgrades Ransomware Private Cloud NFL Business Computing Mobile Computer Forensics Avoiding Downtime Cloud Computing Business Content Filtering Edge Windows 7 HaaS Devices Mobile Device Management Legal Consultant Hosted Solution Hard Disk Drive Smartphones Thank You Apps Hard Drive Sports Device Security Sync Business Intelligence Smart Technology Holiday Applications Cache Smart Tech Android Cleaning Electronic Medical Records eWaste WiFi Google Maps Productivity Connectivity Proactive IT Scam Search Advertising Television Managed IT Services Wireless Internet Remote Monitoring Virtual Assistant Managed IT Service Wi-Fi Colocation Tech Support Outlook Encryption Saving Time Employee-Employer Relationship Software Phone System Alexa for Business Hosted Solutions IT budget Amazon Admin Excel Money Google Apple Education Webinar Work/Life Balance Risk Management Adobe Virtual Private Network Language Law Enforcement The Internet of Things Fraud Humor How to Microsoft Internet Exlporer Internet Automobile Settings Gamification Gifts Battery Managed Service Human Resources Outsourced IT Shadow IT Communications Router Public Cloud SMB Keyboard Network Data IT Support Disaster Recovery Unified Threat Management Twitter Black Market HIPAA Computer Accessories Mobility Solid State Drive Comparison Windows 10 Spyware BYOD Retail Windows Ink FAQ IoT Network Security Security Gmail Testing Files CrashOverride App WPA3 Server Computer Fan Microsoft Office Professional Services Reputation Gadgets Payment Cards Company Culture Experience Telephone Systems Storage Quick Tips Samsung Benefits Managed Service Provider Monitor IT Services Tablets Application Politics Tip of the Week Emails Evernote Wireless Tech Term Licensing Loyalty Cybercrime Virus Productivity Analysis Ciminal Physical Security Identity Theft Congratulations Save Time Wasting Time Email Document Management Data Protection End of Support Computing Hard Drives Entertainment History Audiobook App store Dark Web Augmented Reality Utility Computing Spam Blocking Hardware Regulation Hiring/Firing Password Payroll Credit Cards Upgrade Commerce Business Continuity iOS Updates Downtime Websites Nanotechnology Computer Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Vulnerability Travel Remote Computing Financial Technology Office 365 Patch Management MSP Computing Infrastructure How To Mobile Devices Big Data Google Drive Relocation Data Backup Save Money Memory Going Green Innovation Data Theft Spam Compliance Cortana Communication VPN Users Hacking Remote Workers IT Management Scalability Cybersecurity Students Instant Messaging Touchpad Two-factor Authentication Shortcut Laptop hacker Budget Hyperlink Cast PowerPoint Worker Commute Windows Keyboard Shortcuts Root Cause Analysis Data Loss PDF Administration Managed IT Internet exploMicrosoft Chromebook Backup and Disaster Recovery Networking Software as a Service VoIP Unsupported Software Emergency Artificial Intelligence Display Windows 10s Security Cameras Business Management Best Practices Charger Two Factor Authentication E-Commerce Cloud Workers Cost Management Chromecast Sales Saving Money Browser Office Tips Government Value Legislation Customer Projects Firewall Update Privacy Best Practice IT Solutions Personal Information Robot Meetings User Error Books Printing Accessory Techology Wireless Charging User Tips Office Maintenance Machine Learning Troubleshooting Alert Assessment IT Service Flexibility WannaCry Windows 10 Word Information Technology Lifestyle intranet Unified Communications Proactive Monitors Touchscreen Employer Employee Relationship Virtual Reality Social Engineering Mobile Device Safety OneNote Data storage Vendor Passwords Redundancy Data Storage Business Owner Recovery Data Security Data Breach Mobile Security File Storage Workplace Tips Employee IT solutions Identity Video Games Camera Data Privacy Facebook Managed IT Services Business Technology Backup Google Assistant Miscellaneous Phishing Efficiency Automation Training Monitoring Co-Managed Services Financial Technology Telephone Bluetooth Antivirus Google Docs Access Control BDR Hackers Smartphone Data Recovery Public Computer Malware Audit Conferencing Identities Computers Vendor Management Blockchain Collaboration Employer-Employee Relationship Content Bring Your Own Device Paperless Office