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1.1.- What is it?

The AR Browser Framework gives you a new way to present geolocation related data in your mobile applications.
It is A very customizable Augmented Reality Geolocation library. Easy to integrate and customize. Create your own app and add a geolocation view supporting 2D and 3D objects on top of your POIs (points of interest).

1.2.- Key Concepts

  • GPS coordinates: Defines a specific location of earth by two numbers: latitude and longitude.
  • Point Of Intrest or POI, is a specific point location that someone may find useful or interesting. It incapsulates GPS coordinates and info describing the point.
  • POI Actions: POI related events that can be triggered by user. Such events can be things like sharing on social network, viewing media of the POI (e.g. video) and contacting (e.g. phone call).

1.3.- This document tells you how to do the following:

You should read this document to gain an understanding of the ARBrowser framework. You must be familiar with the basics of Android development, including the Java language.

This documents will explain the basic setup and use of the framework.

1.4.-Android compatible SDK versions

  • Android 2.3
  • Android 3.0
  • Android 3.1
  • Android 3.2
Tested on this devices
HTC Desire S
HTC Desire
HTC Wildfire S
HTC Flyer
HTC Incredible
HTC Eris with 4.0 root installed
Google Nexus one
Samsung Galaxy S
Samsung Galaxy S II
Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Nexus
Samsung Note
Samsung Galaxy Young
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
LG Optimus 3D
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

1.5.- ScreenShots

  • First screenshot shows one POI, the label on the bottom shows the title and description of the selected POI.
  • Second screenshot shows the POI popup, it appears when clicking on the bottom label or when clicking on a POI, it shows the same info as the bottom label with a list of the actions associated with it.

1.6.- Known Bugs

Lack of accuracy in magnetic sensor in some phones can cause inaccurate calculations of GPS to AR world equations. Mainly with GPS and compass on Samsung devices.

1.7.- Organization of This Document

  • Quick Start Tutorial
  • Building Blocks: Adding POIs
  • User Interaction
  • Related Documents

1.8.- See Also