These six Indian companies have been using augmented reality effectively before you even heard of Niantic’s viral game Pokémon Go.
Launched in June 2015, Sakaar is an augmented reality app designed by ISRO for Android devices. It uses the live cameras on smartphones to represent the physical world using superimposition of images and 3D models. Users can become aware of ISRO’s projects and live events, including disasters, using this app.
This real estate startup ventured into the augmented reality space using Google Cardboard. Users can download their app and use the headgear to experience “Live-in-Tours,” which allows one to see a property without having to physically visit it.
LensKart replaced the tedious process of choosing a new frame with a fun virtual trial room, where one can just upload a selfie onto the site and pick glasses best suited for their face using a 3D feature on its mobile app.
In collaboration with Ratna Sagar publishing house, the InGage app combines education and augmented reality by letting students read the books while bringing the images to life.
India’s largest comic book series, Amar Chitra Katha, collaborated with Blippar to allow readers to play the games in the comic on smartphones. One has to download the app and buy the comics, which include digital interactive pages.
A Mumbai-based startup, Shopsense allows customers to use augmented reality to try on clothes on big screens installed in shopping malls, using a particular store’s inventory without having to actually try on the clothes.