Augmented reality apps are software applications that unite the digital visual content (as well as audio) with the person's real-world environment. Tourism, gas, oil, healthcare, public safety, and marketing are some of the most popular consumer applications of augmented reality. Augmented reality allows it's users to see their products in 3D. This visualization occurs in a natural environment and in real-time. Smartphones and tablets are utilized for this purpose.
For developers, 3D views permit users to place life-size 3D models in their environment with or without the use of trackers. Another application of augmented reality is called a sun seeker. It provides a compass with which to view the world of augmented reality. It displays the solar path, winter and summer solstice, sunrise and sunset, twilight, and even a map revealing solar direction for every hour of daylight.
As technology continues to expand with each year, so does augmented reality. There are many applications that use augmented reality. One is the Gatwick airport passenger app. This application has won a number of awards. The app allows people to go through the terminals and navigate through the airport with the app. Another application is used by the makeup company Sephora.
This app allows people to try different makeup looks on their digital face, as opposed to having it applied to their real face. The benefit of this is that they try on various looks in one set through the app.