Location-based Augmented Reality

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Wikitude Geo-based Services

Wikitude augmented reality development framework comes with many convenient features that simplify working with geo referenced data. The design and layout of the points of interest (POI) are fully customizable to suit various needs. Developers can create one or multiple geo markers and enable users to select the interact with the augmentations overlaying the geo POIs. The Geospatial augmentation vary between 2D, 3D images, animations, video and sounds. Depending on the use-case, location is used via GPS (Global positioning system), network or beacon.

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Geo-based AR Facts

  • Sensor based (GPS, compass, and Accelerometer)
  • 100% in-house developed
  • For outdoor use (requires GPS signal)
  • For indoor use (using beacons)
  • iOS and Android support: JavaScript, PhoneGap, Titanium, Xamarin
  • Available for Smart Glasses: Epson, ODG, Vuzix
  • Geo AR Documentation

Some of the many use cases …

Location-based AR apps help customers find sales outlets and attract them for additional bonuses

Sales outlet finder

Location-based AR apps help customers find sales outlets and attract them for additional bonuses. Retailers can send push messages to customers once they reach the store surroundings. Promotions, vouchers, personalized messages and information regarding products of interest are some of the possible add-ons for the clientele. All this will stimulate purchases and engage customers at all stages of their visit.

Companies can build the next Pokemon Go and place game character at specific geo-locations

Geo game

Pokemon Go is already a classic example of gamifying surroundings. Companies can build the next Pokemon Go and place game character as well as items around the players at specific geo-locations. As the player progresses, so can the difficulty of the game, involving the player both mentally and physically. Going one step further there are great opportunities to combine training with AR gamification in order to stimulate engagement.

With AR, users can collect scattered items and gain points when collecting augmented goodies

Entertainment – Treasure hunt

Let the hunt begin! With AR, users can collect scattered items and gain points when collecting augmented goodies left at secret points of interest (POI). Players can receive indication about nearby collectibles and visualize the route connecting them in order to find the optimal way to reach the target. Moreover, multiple users could compete between each other for a more engaging experience.

With Geo AR visitors can explore their surroundings in a fun and engaging way

On-site navigation

Visitors can explore their surroundings in a fun and engaging way. Wikitude initially focused on providing location-based AR experiences through the Wikitude World Browser App, the very first Augmented Reality Browser for smartphone-users. The technology has advanced, empowering users to navigate to or within a location, be it a stadium, festival area, park, company, etc.

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