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ABOUT VIRTUAL & AUGMENTED REALITY SERVICES

Augmented reality (AR) combines live video with computer-generated images, sounds, videos or GPS data. Unlike virtual reality (VR), which immerses the user in an entirely digital environment, AR blends digital content with the real world. When the device’s camera is viewing a specific marker determined by the application, it layers the computer effects over what is being seen in real time. Markers can be anything from a small image to an actual city skyline. They can also be tied to geographic coordinates, as the immensely successful Pokémon GO AR game does.

As a business tool, AR apps have been used in marketing efforts, brand awareness, and promotional giveaways. Other uses involve game development or as an information tool that integrates with other applications like maps. A Digi-Capital report predicts that AR will be a $120 billion dollar market by 2020 with hundreds of millions of users.

Sample of Augmented reality apps Developed by Zco

Zco is one of the top augmented reality development companies in the US and we can provide you with wonderful AR visualizations for your audience. We combine innovations, creativity and research to provide the best augmented reality services to our clients. Our AR developers have a wide range of technical proficiencies and can build a variety of high quality AR solutions for both consumer and enterprise projects.

 

DEVELOPMENT OPTIONS

Consumer Augmented Reality App Development

Building AR into consumer applications instantly makes them more interactive and compelling to the end user. The possibilities are numerous: retail stores can have each product bring up facts and marketing information; real estate agencies can provide property information to mobile devices for anyone driving by; travel companies can identify nearby points of interest.

Augmented Reality apps merge the real world with extra data, so they’re a powerful branding opportunity. The element of fun encourages consumers to download, so they’re open to marketing messages and “gee whiz” functionality.

Augmented Reality example created by Zco AR developers
 

Professional Augmented Reality App Development

In the professional world, Augmented Reality offers educational and visualization benefits. An architect or contractor can overlay 3D building plans on top of the actual construction site. Medical students can study virtual bodies. Maps can be explored from any angle.

Zco reality companies making Skeleton AR app through iPad device
 

Devices and Frameworks

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality have become an indispensable part of the digital world. Microsoft HoloLens, Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, etc. have already made promising advancements in the VR field. These VR devices offer users the chance to interact with content through gaze, voice, and hand gestures.

Google Cardboard VR device
 

Vuforia is a complete framework for AR app development that allows AR apps to utilize a local or cloud-based database and is supported by iOS, Android, and Unity. Google’s Cardboard and Daydream frameworks enable low-latency VR on modern smartphones and headsets. The Google Project Tango SDK works by integrating functionalities like Motion Tracking, Area Learning, and Depth Perception.

Vuforia - Augmented reality SDK for mobile devices
 

WORKING WITH ZCO

Zco’s rich experienced team discussing AR ideas progress

As with any development contract, Zco promises confidentiality from the initial conversation all throughout the Augmented Reality project. Even clients with zero knowledge about AR can rest assured that their information is in safe hands. Co-marketing services are of course available if desired.

Zco’s rich experience with 3D animation makes the development of all AR ideas progress more smoothly. Data points, illustrations, and even complete 3D models can be provided by customers or created in-house. Final approval of the AR app is always up to the client.

About Zco

Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, Zco Corporation has served Fortune 500 enterprise companies to small businesses for more than 25 years. Now we have added a new office in downtown Boston to extend our services in augmented reality development to more people. Read More

 
 

USE CASES

Augmented Reality is an emerging technology, used for many purposes. It has been used for games, marketing campaigns, internal business applications, and more. Releasing projects with AR capability establishes your brand as a leader in innovation.

The potential uses AR are endless; making interactions with customers, employees, or users more engaging and in-depth. Take a look at some of Zco’s in-house concept apps, as well as what’s happening throughout the AR industry, in this short video.

A hand hold iPad device which shows Augmented Reality Game Example
 

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

  • Phantom Finder Camera App

    The Phantom Finder Camera App developed by Zco offers the guests of Grisly Manor Studios a completely eerie experience at their haunted locations. With the help of the AR app, guests can enhance their tour and experience an unnerving adventure.

    The Phantom Finder Camera App allows visitors to view spirits surrounding them at the selected haunted venues. The user can identify if a particular location is haunted with ghosts or not with the help of the “Phantom Finder” logo in the Augmented Reality app. The app can be utilized at multiple Grisly Manor Studio locations.

    Phantom Finder Camera App
  • Landmarks AR

    Landmarks AR app developed by Zco Corporation help users to quickly identify and find major attractions in their surrounding by simply holding a mobile device up to the horizon.

    Landmarks AR shows markers for mountains, parks, forests, bodies of water, and even urban sites whenever a mobile device is held up to the horizon. Using precise GPS coordinates, the app shows the direction and distance to any landmark in the specified range – providing a complete guided tour for all outdoor enthusiasts.

    Landmarks AR
  • Tonji

    Tonji the Musical Ambassador is an in-house AR app developed by Zco Corporation. Interactive and compelling content in the app reveals the potential of augmented reality development in the field of education.

    The Tonji app demonstrates the scope of augmented reality to teach and entertain kids. Users touch printed images in the real world and the app reacts with animation and music. Language, song, and spatial reasoning all come together to provide an immersive learning experience.

    View our portfolio of customer apps here.

    Tonji