Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Look Around: An Augmented Reality based Indoor Navigational App

Imagine you are in an Airport or a Shopping Mall and you want to go to your terminal or find a store. How would you do this? Google Maps won't help you here. You need to ask the people around you or read the signs and boards.

Wouldn't it be awesome if there were to be an app that showed you directions on your phone? Well, your wait is over. This new app called Look Around does exactly that. To put icing on the cake, it provides you with an Augmented Reality view! Just like in those science fiction movies!

Enough of intro, let's look at the app!

This is the Augmented Reality View. It shows the location pins right on the Camera View.

How do you get this app?

Download the app from Google play at http://bit.ly/look-ar

Open the App and do a Search (by location co-ordinates or by name)

Download the map by tapping it

Click on the downloaded map and Look Around!

Map Preview/Bird's eye view:

Now, how do you create the indoor maps?

Click on the Drawer Menu in the top left.

Select My Maps.

Signin with Google+ account

Add new Map by clicking "+" on the Menu item.

Enter the Location Name and detail and save it.

Now start adding Points of Interests.
You can choose location co-ordinates from the GPS or by tapping on the map directly!

Supported on Tablets too!

This is a free app with no Ads or in app purchases!