window._mfq = window._mfq || []; (function() { var mf = document.createElement("script"); mf.type = "text/javascript"; mf.async = true; mf.src = "//"; document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(mf); })();
407-478-6600    Get SUPPORT

TaylorWorks Blog

As Augmented Reality Grows, More Applications Appear

As Augmented Reality Grows, More Applications Appear

“Augmented reality” is likely one of those terms that you’ve heard before, but that’s more or less your experience with it. However, A.R. has likely been a bigger influence than you may have imagined - especially with the prevalence of smartphones being what it is. Let’s examine augmented reality and how it might be used later on.

Modern A.R.
As we have inferred already, the smartphone has been instrumental in bringing augmented reality to the masses. In A.R. applications, the camera is used to capture the likeness of the user’s surroundings, while a virtual overlay is added for the user to interact with. This overlay incorporates stimulus from the Internet, the captured surroundings, and the user’s activity all at once.

This technology has been leveraged by developers to try to develop apps, some for fun, and some that are more practical. There have been plenty of examples of each thus far. Augment, the furniture application, allows users to “test-drive” a model in the environment it will be used in, which is much easier than buying said furniture only to return it when it clashes with the base molding. As for entertainment, one only has to look at the success of the Pokémon Go app. There are even browsers, like Argon4, which incorporate A.R.

What May Be Coming Next
Admittedly, not much has been developed completely just yet, but that hasn’t made A.R. any less promising. For example, imagine how much easier tutorials could become for particular tasks if A.R. was leveraged. Any task that can be broken into steps could be developed into an A.R. walkthrough.

Take auto maintenance. Most people spend significant amounts of money keeping their engine tuned up and their vehicle road-worthy by bringing it to an auto shop. While some issues are certainly better resolved by the likes of a professional, some fixes are very doable for a novice - assuming they had a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to show them how to do it right. An augmented reality application could be that guide, teaching these novices how to change their oil or replace a spark plug. We may see these kinds of apps change the way that schools teach their students, allowing lessons to be learned conceptually and practically.

Of course, more is also being developed now:

  • eCommerce: Using digital overlays, real-time and lifelike shopping experiences can be developed, boosting consumer satisfaction.
  • Gaming: Pokémon Go was just the beginning. A.R. has proved that video games and gamification can not only get people out of the house, they can get them interacting with other people, forming stronger communities.
  • Marketing: By incorporating A.R. into the consumer’s experience, marketers can add additional impressions and make their efforts more impactful.

While A.R. may not be everywhere just yet, we wouldn’t be too shocked if it started to pop up in more places sooner than later - and if it doesn’t, we’ll focus on making sure you get the best use out of whatever does. If you’re interested in hearing more about any of the services or technologies that we at TaylorWorks are familiar with, give us a call at 407-478-6600.

The Major Points of A Secure Email Solution
Know Your Tech: Social Media


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Wednesday, September 19 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Network Security Cloud Best Practices Privacy Managed IT Services Business Computing Hackers Data Backup Email Malware VoIP Hosted Solutions Data Recovery Outsourced IT Mobile Devices Tech Term Innovation Backup Google Microsoft Data Internet of Things Cloud Computing Saving Money Software Internet Business Continuity Efficiency Android IT Services BDR Ransomware Hardware Cybersecurity Small Business IT Support Applications Disaster Recovery Cybercrime Artificial Intelligence User Tips Communications Smartphones Communication Gadgets Router Law Enforcement Managed IT How To Business Managed IT Services Network Data Security Collaboration Windows 10 Phishing Browser BYOD Windows Data Protection Chrome Save Money Computers Avoiding Downtime Mobile Device Management Productivity IT Support Virtualization Two-factor Authentication Business Intelligence Smartphone Business Management Money Alert Redundancy Vulnerability IT Management Compliance Training Office 365 Social Engineering Firewall Workplace Tips Blockchain Social Media Spam App Identity Theft Remote Monitoring Analysis Word Facebook Computer Telephone Systems Proactive IT Bandwidth Passwords Apps Mobility Connectivity Productivity Document Management Mobile Device Mobile Computing File Sharing Workers Microsoft Office Information CES Sports Budget Work/Life Balance Settings Big Data Encryption Machine Learning Website Managed Service Content Management OneNote Miscellaneous IT Plan Windows 7 Upgrade Comparison Access Control Paperless Office Data Breach Smart Tech Virtual Assistant Employer-Employee Relationship Unsupported Software Spam Blocking Data Storage Automation Wi-Fi Flexibility Solid State Drive Password Servers Credit Cards Infrastructure Value Operating System Information Technology Update VPN Private Cloud Business Owner Holiday Education Bring Your Own Device Server Unified Threat Management Data loss Networking Hosted Computing Mobile Cortana Enterprise Content Management Amazon Business Mangement SaaS Google Docs Windows Server 2008 Telecommuting Unified Communications Devices Cleaning Managed Service Provider Remote Worker Screen Mirroring Save Time Current Events HBO Risk Management Inventory End of Support Professional Services Patch Management Smart Office Users IoT Password Management webinar Business Technology Sync Amazon Web Services Gmail Addiction Audit Voice over Internet Protocol Health Office Tips Remote Work Theft Thought Leadership Computer Care PDF Wiring Cast Software as a Service Strategy YouTube Knowledge Outlook Emails Proactive Virtual Reality Tools Scam Technology Tips NIST Conferencing Wireless HaaS Black Market Telephony Content Filtering Online Shopping Recycling Cache Multi-Factor Security Instant Messaging Regulations Google Apps Streaming Media Samsung Windows 10 Google Drive GDPR Hacking Government Network Congestion Frequently Asked Questions HIPAA Specifications Authentication Charger Remote Monitoring and Maintenance Root Cause Analysis Worker Commute Human Resources Students Downtime Legal Software Tips Entertainment Trending Insurance Cryptocurrency Telephone System Battery Skype Evernote eWaste Wireless Internet Computer Fan IT Consultant USB Content Filter Hard Drives E-Commerce Electronic Medical Records Remote Computing Excel Millennials Fiber-Optic Nanotechnology Augmented Reality Line of Business Meetings Botnet Staff Healthcare Physical Security Lifestyle Practices Safe Mode Wireless Technology Computing Infrastructure Start Menu Wireless Charging Criminal Wire FENG Accountants HVAC Leadership Recovery Flash Fraud Password Manager Storage Windows 10s Data Warehousing Data Management Tip of the week Keyboard Workforce Cables Netflix The Internet of Things Public Cloud MSP Travel Digital Signature Electronic Health Records Marketing Hacker Rootkit Internet Exlporer Emergency Employer Employee Relationship Competition User Error Shadow IT Hosted Solution Twitter Customer Relationship Management Printers Experience Hybrid Cloud IP Address Computer Accessories Hiring/Firing Customer Service Content Mobile Office Music Two Factor Authentication Politics Vendor Management Fun Domains Internet exploMicrosoft CrashOverride Quick Tips Bluetooth Assessment Audiobook Files Wearable Technology Company Culture Video Games Webinar Public Speaking Advertising Transportation Office Presentation Colocation Books Television Managing Stress History Lithium-ion battery How to Automobile IT solutions Search Benefits Relocation Best Practice Worker 5G Regulation Public Computer Tech Support Safety Techology Troubleshooting Loyalty IBM Camera WiFi Scalability Smart Technology Humor

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite