Augmented Reality Apps?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Splisks, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Splisks macrumors member

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    http://www.macstories.net/news/ipad-2-getting-augmented-reality-apps

    One of the most innovative ideas surrounding adding cameras to the iPad 2 is augmented reality!

    After reading this article from MacStories and watching the video, I am extremely excited to see what developers in the future will produce. If you think about it, outside the box that is, you can really create the future with this concept. Marketing, trends, fashion, entertainment, and all these things can be digitally capable to provide us, the consumers, with something new, exciting, and special.

    Possibilities are endless!

    What would you recommend to a developer, to produce something truly 'magical', that could change day to day lives?
     
  2. gillybean macrumors 6502a

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    I think Augmented Reality apps are more useful for the iPhone than the iPad because how often are you going to be carrying your iPad around outside aiming the camera at everything? You'd look silly.

    Word Lens is a great Augmented Reality app, but they really need to add more languages than Spanish. If they could get Chinese to work that would be awesome.

    An app that would make tons of money (but is probably impossible at the moment because it'd take too much memory and processing speed) would be if you could just aim your iPhone around the room at a party, and it would automatically display everybody's names above their heads. It could do this by comparing their images (from the camera) against some reference database of people's images (perhaps all the facebook pictures from people in that general area) and then matching.
     

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