Augmented reality (AR) puts virtual objects into your location that you can see through a mobile phone or a headset such as the Hololens. Think Pokemon Go. The Discovery Lab has a Microsoft Hololens as our augmented reality option, but many augmented reality applications can be experienced with your own phone.
There are a number tools that can help you build augmented reality experiences without knowing how to code:
If you are interested in learning to code, more opportunities open up to create more sophisticated applications. Those interested in learning how to code AR applications may be interested in the following resources:
- Lynda Augmented Reality Playlist
- Coursera Introduction to Augmented Reality and ARCore (free but you can pay to earn a certificate)
- Google AR Core documentation and training materials
- Apple ARKit documentation and training materials
- Windows Mixed Reality development kit