Best Augmented Reality apps for your smartphone

Days of normal apps are gone and it is your time to get augmented reality apps. Craze for AR has grown after Google's Project Glass. So, here you will find some popular augmented applications which are compatible with iOS, Android and Windows platforms. Read on to know some of the top free & paid apps and make use of them in your daily life.


Acrossair is an augmented app for your iOS devices like iPad and iPhone. It works as a 3D navigator by helping you reach your desired destination. Holding the device horizontally switches you to Google Maps and even pins your location to find your car. You can spin your device around to view hotels, theaters, and other geotagged landmarks in your locality. You can directly integrate with your Facebook, Twitter and Flickr accounts and share pictures and location directly from Acrossair. Holding your phone upright lets you see floating balloons and information about the prestigious locations or landmarks beside them.

iOn Road

iOnRoad app for iOS
iOn Road Augmented Driving Lite can be your road guardian. There are many apps that help you all the way along your drive but iOn road is more than a normal app. It uses your phone's camera, GPS and other sensors to prevent collisions with other vehicles by monitoring the distance between your vehicle and the target in front. As soon as it finds that you are very close to the vehicle, it generates an alert to take some preventive action. This app is also free for iOS users and it starts automatically as you move. So, it's better to install it for a safe ride.


Yelp is going to help you by providing information like place to stay, eat your favourite food, restaurants and bars. When you install this app, it's not a tough task to launch it. Shaking your iPhone three times launches this app and you can narrow your searches, find overlaid information on places, view ratings and read reviews of travellers. You can also write your own reviews on a hotel or a restaurant to help travellers. You can also get this app from Paly store if you are an Android user.


Spyglass app for iOS
Spyglass is an augmented reality compass for your iOS device. With this app installed on your phone or tablet, you'll never lose yourself in traffic or a jungle when you are on a tour. It uses your mobile's GPS to track locations. You can mark or save your locations to get back to them and it has got an optical range-finder to measure the distance between you and a targeted object. Everything in this app is shown in augmented reality in 3D space. This app is not free like the above one and you need to spend $4 to get one for you.

Nokia City Lens

Nokia City Lens is an amazing augmented reality app from Nokia. It works on Windows phone 7 and above. Download and install it from Nokia Beta Labs and overlay info on camera feed to easily search your surroundings. You don't need to look up into your camera to use this app. Just hold your Windows phone upright in front of you and see its magic. It shows you all the bus stations, restaurants, theaters, shopping malls, etc. It's the best app if you are a Windows user and it can be a perfect competition to Acrossair.


Spotcrime is a paid app for iOS users and you can get it for $2.99 on app store. This app keeps track of the crimes in your area and the places you go. It points out those places or streets on your screen that are more prone to crimes. It displays the criminal records in the specific locality you move to. This helps you to be alert in such areas. The app will be more useful in countries like US, UK, Japan and India where women are more prone to attacks.


Peaks app for iOS
Peaks is also a paid app for iOS users and you can get it for $3. If you are a traveller, this app will be a perfect companion in your journey. If you come across a mountain, you don't have to struggle to know its details. Just point your iPhone towards the mountain and it will do the rest. You will be shown the height, distance from the mountain and location based on longitudes & latitudes. So, it makes reaching or even climbing a mountain easier. Get yourself one if you are on an adventurous ride.

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