Chapter    2

Basics of Augmented Reality on the Android Platform

By now, you have a basic idea of what augmented reality (AR) is, what is being done with it around the world, and what you can do with it on an Android device. This chapter will launch you into the world of AR on Android and teach you the basics of it. To aid in your understanding of everything done here (and elsewhere) in this book, we will create apps that demonstrate what is being taught as we move along. This chapter will focus on making a basic app that contains the four main parts of any advanced AR app: the camera, GPS, accelerometer, and compass.

Creating the App

This is a really simple app. It has no overlays and no actual use for any of the data it is receiving from ...

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