google reveals guiding fox in revised augmented reality maps app
 

google reveals guiding fox in revised augmented reality maps app

google has created a playful augmented reality feature in the shape of a guiding fox that could make its way onto its maps app. the little creature is supposed to improve navigation by offering a helping hand, using smartphone cameras to direct users.

google reveals guiding fox in revised augmented reality maps app

images and video courtesy of google

 

 

google showcased the AR functionality at its I/O developers conference on tuesday. users are directed by the app which uses the camera on your smartphone to offer directions. the revised app combines real-world images with map overlays and location-based positioning, allowing users to access more information with less effort e.g. street names and places whilst in directions mode. vice president aparna chennapragada showed a video demonstrating the user’s path lit with arrows that flash green when you need to change direction. 

google reveals guiding fox in revised augmented reality maps app

 

 

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