Another app from London (why does London get all the good apps? It’s not like it’s the capital or anything!).
Just a quick video to explain the concept. Let me know if you like the video and whether you would like to see more videos like this in the future.
Does an application have to be a ‘heritage application’ in order for it to be useful to the heritage sector? Does it need to tell you historical information in order for it to be used within heritage?
I am going to introduce you to one of my favourite apps that isn’t necessarily heritage focussed. The best bit, you don’t have to be in York to check this one out. It’s global, so there are no excuses to not have a go.
First off, what does HMD stand for? Well, it stands for Head Mounted Display. The most common form of this is probably Google Glass, however, HMDs in heritage are currently much more bulky.
This is the most common form that you probably think of when you think of Augmented Reality. Using a tablet/mobile device, you hold it up, look at the screen and information is placed on top of the live feed. From the Guinness World Records 2015 book (where things appear out of the page) to the applications that I’ve been studying such as York Churches. There are many different ways to augment sight.