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Augmented reality (AR)offers alive direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment, where the elements and surroundingsare augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as graphics and GPS data. It makes a game more real. Your social media app puts you where want to be or go.

Pro Android Augmented Reality walks you through the foundations of building an augmented reality application. From using various software and Android hardware sensors, such as an ...

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Overview

Augmented reality (AR)offers alive direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment, where the elements and surroundingsare augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as graphics and GPS data. It makes a game more real. Your social media app puts you where want to be or go.

Pro Android Augmented Reality walks you through the foundations of building an augmented reality application. From using various software and Android hardware sensors, such as an accelerometer or a magnetometer (compass), you'll learn the building blocks of augmented reality for both marker- and location-based apps.

Case studies are included in this one-of-a-kind book, which pairs nicely with other Android development books.After readingPro Android Augmented Reality, you'll be able to buildaugmented realityrich media apps orintegrate all the bestaugmented realityinto yourfavorite Android smartphone and/or tablet.

What you’ll learn

  • How to use most Android cameras
  • How to find the user's location with GPS data
  • How to detect movement and orientation of the device
  • How to program against the accelerometer and compass
  • How to use the AndAR library in marker recognition
  • How to create an artificial horizon for your app
  • How to integrate the Google Maps API into AR apps
  • How to build enterpriseaugmented realityapps using the case studies in this book

Who this book is for

This book is for Android developers familiar with Android programming, but new to the camera, accelerometer, magnetometer and buildingaugmented realityapplications in general.

Table of Contents

  1. Applicationsof Augmented Reality
  2. Basics of Augmented Reality on the Android Platform
  3. Adding Overlays
  4. Artificial Horizons
  5. Other Features of Augmented Reality
  6. A Simple App Using AR
  7. A More Complex Project Using More AR Features
  8. A Project Using All AR Features
  9. An AR Game
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430239451
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 7/11/2012
  • Edition description: 2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 346
  • Sales rank: 1,459,975
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Raghav Sood, born April 16, 1997, is a young Android developer. He started working with computer seriously after learning HTML, CSS and Javascript while making a website at the age of nine. Over the next three years he developed several websites and quite a few desktop applications. Since then he has learnt several programming languages, including PHP, Java, x86 assembly, PERL and Python. In February, 2011 he received his first Android device, an LG Optimus One running Froyo. The next day he began work on his first Android app. He is currently the owner of an Android tutorial site, an author on the Android Activist site and the developer of 12 Android apps. He regularly takes part in the android-developers Google Group, trying to help whoever he can. Raghav also enjoys reading, photography and robotics. He currently resides in New Delhi, India. This book is his first ever.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Clear, well structured code with good explanations. Would be bet

    Clear, well structured code with good explanations. Would be better if it included face detection.

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