Apps with augmented reality (AR) already have a place in our daily lives. Despite this, this technology is still very appealing to us, as well as being very versatile in terms of all its possible uses.
So, unlike virtual reality apps that require powerful computers to operate, to enjoy augmented reality apps you only need a mobile phone.
Best Augmented Reality Apps
We share our review of examples of augmented reality in applications for all tastes. Utilities, decoration, children’s entertainment, fashion… Surprise yourself with everything you can do with your mobile!
If you’re thinking of redecorating your home, augmented reality apps are your greatest ally. Without a doubt, one of the things that are most difficult is to imagine the final result of reform.
This augmented reality app allows you to test how a piece of furniture looks in your own home, making the decision to buy easier. And if you need inspiration, you have a gallery with hundreds of images, as well as the possibility of discovering new brands and furniture designers.
In addition, it also allows you to create virtual rooms, changing the walls, the type of floor, adding doors or windows, to preview what that room will look like.
If you’re not into designer furniture and you’re more of an Ikea man, you also have the Ikea Place augmented reality app. Although Ikea had already done some work with the RA in the last editions of its catalog, it has finally launched a specific app.
There are examples of augmented reality to suit all tastes. If you’re a history buff, you’ll love Civilisations AR, an app linked to the BBC’s documentaries of the same name.
With it, you can discover the secrets of 30 pieces from different times and civilizations, wherever you are.
Children can have a lot of fun with augmented reality applications like Quiver. We could say that it is a picture book for coloring 2.0. that can be downloaded for free from their website.
Once colored, they come to life through the app with animations and special effects that will leave the little ones with their mouths open.
With WallaMe you can paint or leave messages on walls or any other real-world surface through the AR. This app incorporates the social element since you can share your wall with whoever you want: just your friends or the world.
Through a map, you can discover the walls that others have created near you.
Star Walk 2
Enjoying the starry sky is a luxury. But often, we have trouble recognizing which constellation is in front of us. With this augmented reality app you’ll only have to aim for the sky to get out of it. Star Walk 2 allows you to distinguish which star, planet or constellation is in front of you.
It also has other utilities such as the astronomical calendar, sunrise and sunset times, among others. A very interesting app for children and adults and that adapts to any level of knowledge.
Just a Line
With Just a Line you can make simple drawings in AR and share them with short videos. Although you can draw alone, it’s more fun if you share it with friends, since you can connect to a friend’s phone through the app and draw together.
Thinking of getting a tattoo? The first one always imposes: it is something permanent. Doubts about how it will look or where on the body to do it are common. Inkhunter helps you make the decision.
With this augmented reality application, you only have to point at the area where you want to test the tattoo to show how it will look. You can choose between pre-designed drawings or upload your own sketches, rotate the design, and then save the photo and share the result.
The application is available for Android.
How many times have you needed to measure something and you don’t remember where you kept the meter? Now your phone allows you to replace it thanks to the RA.
With this application developed by Google, you can measure the height and length of objects or surfaces. It also allows you to take photos with your measurements or copy them to the clipboard.
Create an Augmented Reality app
Now that we’ve given you some ideas of all that can be done with AR, you might want to jump right into making an augmented reality app.