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Guide to Augmented Reality (AR) & Its Differentiation with VR

Guide to Augmented Reality (AR) & Its Differentiation with VR
March 3, 2018 Tom Clark

Augmented reality and virtual reality (VR) are two most emerging innovations for the time being, and it is expected both the technologies will dominate the industry this year. But still, there are plenty of people out there who are not really sure about the applications of these technologies. In the section below we will reveal a comprehensive guide to augmented reality and also cover its differentiation with VR.

About Augmented Reality (AR)

Augmented reality is a technical process of superimposing a computer-generated graphics (image) into the real world. This is how it creates a composite view from user’s perspective.

In the year of 1990, Boeing researcher Thomas Caudell was the first one who described the term AR. But recently we have mainly seen the uses of augmented reality in the mobile application industry.

Developers build augmented reality apps in a specific type of 3D programs. Some of the most common most common augmented reality apps, for the time being, are as follows:

  1. Google Sky Map
  2. Google Translate
  3. Ingress
  4. Pokémon GO
  5. Quiver – 3D Coloring App
  6. Argon4 Web Browser

So, these are the six most common AR integrated apps that are highly popular these days. Now let us take a look at the differentiation between AR and VR.

How Virtual Reality (VR) Is Different than Augmented Reality (AR)

AR and VR are entirely two different things (technology), but still, people get confused with these two terms. AR enhances visitor’s perception of the real world whether VR simulates a realistic experience of the user.


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