Chapter    1

Applications of Augmented Reality

Augmented reality (AR) is a reasonably recent, but still large field. It does not have a very large market share, and most of its current applications are just out of prototyping. This makes AR a very anticipated and untapped niche. There are very few applications that implement AR technology in the Android Market right now. This chapter describes the real-world applications of AR, gives examples (along with images where possible), and discusses whether it is now possible to implement AR in the Android platform.

Augmented Reality vs. Virtual Reality

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are fields in which the lines of distinction are kind of blurred. To put it another way, you can think ...

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