Augmented reality is a relatively new technology with some promising potential for education. The basic premise behind augmented reality is the extension of the physical world to include components of the virtual world.There are actually several iPad apps that teachers can use to improve students learning through the concept of augmented reality, check out this post to see some examples. For Android users, we have compiled the list below featuring some very good augmented reality apps to try out.
1- HP Reveal (formerly Aurasma)
Aurasma is the industry-leading augmented reality app that’s changing the way millions of people see and interact with the world. In fact, it’s the only mobile app that lets you create and share your own augmented reality experiences!
Scan print materials enhanced with Layar to view rich digital experiences right on top! Then be amazed as extra digital content appears, allowing you to interact with your world in a whole new way!
3- Google Goggles (Update: no longer working)
Search by taking a picture: point your mobile phone camera at a painting, a famous landmark, a barcode or QR code, a product, or a popular image. If Goggles finds it in its database, it will provide you with useful information. Goggles can read text in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Turkish, and translate it into other languages.
4- Field Trip
Field Trip is your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you. Field Trip runs in the background on your phone. When you get close to something interesting, it pops up a card with details about the location. No click is required. If you have a headset or bluetooth connected, it can even read the info to you.