A new augmented reality smartphone and tablet app turns animals from static drawings to animations in front of your eyes.
Animal 4D+ Cards is an educational game aimed at children. The app works with flash cards that range from A-Z, with a picture of an animal on each one.
Hold up the card to an Android or Apple tablet and the animal, such as a giraffe and zebra, comes to life in the palm of your hand. You can also find out facts about each animal – did you know humans began to domesticate horses around 4000 BC?
Check out the video above to find out more.
Augmented reality (AR) combines real and computer-generated elements. Using your smartphone or tablet you view a virtual scene on top of real-world environment – this scene can be made from graphics, words, video photographs.
AR works using a paper marker with a special image that contains information. The app uses your smartphones camera to scan the marker, software recognises it and generates a visual.
Developed by Octogon Studio Animal 4D+ Cards was on show at London’s Wearable Technology Show, along with an interactive experience of London.
On the stand was a huge map of historical London. Pointing a tablet at the map enabled you to explore different time periods of the capitals history.
For instance you could take a 3D tour of St Paul’s Cathedral and watch the Great Fire of London taking hold with virtual flames.
An Octogan spokesperson confirmed an app to accompany the London experience will be available within a month and users will be able to download the map marker from the www.octagon-studio.com