There are several apps currently in existence that can augment your reality. Examples of these include augmented reality apps that overlay historical street images over modern views, simply show you where to point a satellite dish or they can even label the universe right before your eyes. Juniper Research estimates that the prevalence of augmented reality apps will soon take off as more and more consumers take advantage of what these high powered apps can do for them. In fact, they estimate augmented reality apps could reach as high as 2.5 billion downloads within five years.
As we see consumers becoming aware of these apps like the tech savvy are, growth will start to explode with augmented reality applications. New AR projects from heavyweights such as Google’s AR glasses will help create awareness and launch augmented reality into mainstream attention. With this incredible device the small screen is practically invisible when you are walking or talking. You practically can forget about it. But when you focus on the screen, the display is quite effective.
The potential of devices like this and augmented reality applications is obvious. And when paired with a device like Google’s Glasses, you can share and have instant access to information in an absolutely hands-free way. To control software, you simply swipe a finger on the earpiece in different directions. Your swipes guide you through menus.
Recently the first-ever video created using video filmed by Google’s Glasses was published on YouTube. The video was taken by Diane von Furstenberg to chronicle the debut of her Spring line at New York Fashion Week. “We live in such an amazing world,” Von Furstenberg says, “Things that we thought would be science fiction exist; Where you can reach everything, at every time, any time. And it goes so fast. But fashion, technology — it’s all about life, and it’s all about being the woman you want to be.”