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The 20 Best Augmented-Reality Apps

The 20 Best Augmented-Reality Apps
Augmented reality has long sounded like a wild futuristic concept, but the technology has actually been around for years. It becomes more robust and seamless with each passing decade, providing an astonishing means of superimposing computer-generated images atop a user’s view of reality, thus creating a composite view rooted in both real and virtual worlds. Although AR apps run the gamut, from interactive map overlays and virtual showrooms to massive multiplayer skirmishes, each piece of software hones in on smartphone GPS and camera functionality to create a more immersive experience. The available selection of augmented reality apps is diverse, encompassing both premium and freemium offerings from a variety of big and no-name developers, but sometimes choosing which apps are worth your smartphone or tablet’s precious memory is tougher than using the apps themselves. Here are our top picks for the best augmented reality apps available, whether you’re searching for iOS or Android apps.

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Applications of Augmented Reality What would an NFL football game be without the yellow 1st down line painted on the field? Emmy award winning Sportvision from Mountain View, California introduced "1st and Ten" in 1998 and the game has never been the same. Fans watching from home know when a team gets a first down before fans in the stadium. Applications of Augmented Reality What would an NFL football game be without the yellow 1st down line painted on the field? Emmy award winning Sportvision from Mountain View, California introduced "1st and Ten" in 1998 and the game has never been the same. Fans watching from home know when a team gets a first down before fans in the stadium. The players seem to be able to walk on top of the line painted on the field. The yellow 1st down line is an example of augmented reality. What is augmented reality?

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