iPhone Tips – iOS Augmented Reality Apps and Games – iPad and iPhone AR – DIY in 5 Ep 81

iPhone Tips – iOS Augmented Reality Apps and Games – iPad and iPhone AR – DIY in 5 Ep 81


Augmented reality was so
much cooler than actual reality! Hello everyone and welcome to DIY in 5. I’m Trisha Hershberger and in today’s
episode we’ll be discussing augmented reality –what is it? Why would someone want to use it? Add, we’ll talk about specific AR experiences
you can check out right from your phone. For the purpose of today’s video, we’ll
be specifically highlighting iOS experiences, but fear not Android users, there’s a whole
world of AR out there for you too. If you find this video has enhanced your actual
reality in some way, then please subscribe so you don’t miss any future episodes. Alright – AR – what is it? Augmented reality often gets confused with
virtual reality, and people can use them interchangeably. But, AR and VR are quite different. Virtual reality is a completely digital experience,
while augmented reality combines actual reality with digital or virtual reality overlays. One of the most recognizable AR experiences
to date is Pokémon Go! You see your actual surroundings through the
lens of your phone’s camera and then bam! There’s a Pidgee right in front of you! You can throw your digital pokeball to catch
the pocket monster or let it escape. This is an augmented reality experience. For those of you lucky enough to try Google
Glass back in the day, that was a great example of a more practical AR experience. Digital overlays of maps, photos and videos,
time etc could be overlayed to what you were actually seeing to
make daily tasks a little easier. They were like having
robot eyes, but for real. Well that’s what they were supposed to be
like – and then they were not nearly as cool – but I digress! Luckily, AR tech has grown
tremendously since then. Apple, in particular, has done a lot to champion
augmented reality and make it accessible to the masses via the iPhone. As part of iOS 11, Apple included ARKit framework,
allowing developers to easily create AR experiences. By giving more devs more access, new experiences
and uses for this tech blossomed. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular
AR apps you can use right now. Ikea Place is an app that lets you see how
new furniture will look in your home. Ooooh check out that table! Edmunds has an app that shows you whether
a car you are considering will fit in your garage! Modiface virtual beautycounter lets you try
on makeup and purchase directly from the app, so weird! And, if need you to measure something but
can’t find a ruler? No problem! There’s MeasureKit to take care of that. Those were all great practical uses of AR,
but if you just want to have some fun, you check out games
like HoloGrid: Monster Battle! These AR monsters will battle in any real-world environment you choose. Or if you prefer robots, then The Machines
is an app that lets you deck out your battle mech and wage
war in the comfort of your own home! If you love spray painting art on the world
around you but don’t want to get in trouble, maybe World Brush or
Paint Space AR will fill that urge. ARZombie is a first-person zombie shoot ‘em
up – that nightmare’s a little too close to home! Or you can bring some crime solving/escape
room goodness to you with CS:AR as long as you don’t mind turning
your place into the crime scene. Yikes! Those are just a few of
the examples of AR apps out right now, but iOS 12 has promised
even more AR for the masses. iOS 12 will release ARKit 2, giving devs enhanced
capabilities like improved face tracking, 3D object detection and shared AR spaces – meaning
you and your friends could view the same thing, each from each of your own devices, making
AR tabletop closer than ever before. Apple will also release their own Measure
app, which is supposed to be a simpler and easier to use compared to a lot of the other
measurement apps out there. And last but not least, Apple even created a new file format called USDZ specifically for AR objects. Whether or not it will be adopted as the standard
outside of Apple devices remains to be seen. It’s pretty crazy that
you can do all that with an iPhone. AR really has the potential to bring us to
technological levels only before seen in science fiction. Holograms, J.A.R.V.I.S. and more are much
closer than we think. What would you like to see next in AR? Let us know in the comments. I want to play actual Wizard’s Chess with
my friends and watch the pieces battle to the death. Ya know, the important things. If this video helped you at all please give
it a like and maybe even check out one of these
other awesome iPhone tip videos. I’m Trisha Hershberger and I’ll see ya
next time with more DIY in 5!

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    Ayush Jha

    There are many cute YouTubers but ur the cutest of them all Trisha Hershberger 😘
    And it is also the first comment yeaaaaaaaa

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    Jusak Noija

    What is the app with a giant cloud and you can look inside it? I’ve been looking for it but can’t seem to find it. Can anyone help?

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    Hussein Joudee

    When people say agumented reality is cooler than virtual reality i agree but with a special glasses for AR not just with a phone .

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