May 3, 2021 Building an Augmented Reality Wayfinding App with On-Demand Talent
Simple, inexpensive custom mapping
GPS technology is great for the big picture, but small-scale navigation isn’t that simple. Custom mapping solutions require expensive hardware that’s unrealistic for many locations like malls, hospitals, airports, and multi-level car parks.
In partnership with Wipro, Topcoder designed and built Cicerone, an augmented reality navigation app that solves this problem. Developed for the Wipro iX team, Cicerone uses machine vision and augmented reality to identify locations in real time, and guide people through places of interest when GPS is not effective.
How Cicerone Augmented Navigation Works
Cicerone lays out a path for both creators and users, without complicated and costly hardware setups. Creators use the camera on a phone or a tablet to scan both interior and exterior environments, then add location information and pathways, publish the data, and watch as Cicerone brings it to life.
Users can simply launch the app, and the information they want is right at their fingertips. Hotspots like points of interest on a GPS map appear. The app uses contextual information to create simple, breadcrumb-style, turn by turn augmented reality directions, including real time updates that help users avoid hazards.
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