Chapter  1

Introduction

Welcome to Pro iOS 5 Augmented Reality. Augmented reality (AR) has existed in sci-fi movies for decades, is used in the military for head-up displays (HUDs), and until recently, has been a thing of the future. With the upswing in mobile applications since the introduction of the iPhone and the Android operating system, applications such as Layar (www.layar.com), Metaio'sJunaio (www.junaio.com), and Wikitude (www.wikitude.com) have put augmented reality in the hands of the everyday consumer. In this book, I'll walk you through how to create your own augmented reality applications for iOS.

Time magazine named augmentedreality among the top-ten technology trends for 2010. Time barely scratched the surface on the potential ...

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