Whether you are a nature lover or travel across the globe for a living, there is always a need to have questions answered. Whether you are lost and trying to find your way home with the help of Mother Nature or looking for information on a place of interest, one tool that every traveler is going to want to have with them is their mobile device. Augmented reality apps are quickly becoming the future of mobile technology and are making a huge splash particularly with travelers. These apps allow individuals to use the camera feature on their mobile device to see the world through different eyes, in a matter of speaking.
Take a look at some of the top reality altering travel apps available for travelers, as listed by TechApna, and how they work to make your life a little easier:
Wikitude – Perfect for anyone, Wikitude allows you to get information on anything you can point your camera at. Whether you want to learn about a restaurant, a landmark or an unfamiliar species of plant, this app does it all. Plus, you can even play games with it!
Star Chart – For star gazers the Star Chart app allows you to get information and a new perspective on the cosmos, including their distance from us.
GeoGoggle – GeoGoggle functions like a highly advanced compass that you simply have to point your camera to the direction you are going in and you will learn distances, speed of travel and the direction that you are traveling in. This is great for outdoor enthusiasts.
Theodolite – Like GeoGoggle, Theodolite offers GPS, navigation and compass features that can help you to navigate anywhere you are. This app does go a little more in-depth by offering information like altitude, positioning and maps.
Google Goggles – Appropriate for more than just travel, Google Goggles allows you to use your camera to look at pretty much anything and do an automatic Google search for it with relevant information provided. This is great for learning about landmarks, learning about historical artifacts, animals or anything else you can think of. Plus, this app can actually read up to eight different languages.
Layar – Layar functions similarly to Google Googles in that all you have to do is point your camera and you can learn about a places and things all around you. Social media users can appreciate that this app can help you to post straight to your Facebook account.
While your mobile device might not support some of these apps, there are certainly plenty more that are developing each and every day across all platforms. So, whether you are searching for something fun and affordable to do in New York City, or taking a new hiking path, these apps offer plenty of assistance. Traveling just got a whole lot easier and a whole lot more exciting with the help of augmented reality.
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