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AugSatNav - Augmented Reality Navigation

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Phyora, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Phyora

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    Hi,

    I recently released an app I have been working on for, what seems like, most of the year. It is an augmented reality navigation application.

    What does that mean? Well, instead of using a 2D map to plot your route it draws a 3D route line upon a live camera view of the road/path ahead. This allows you to point your phone at the road, see which road is highlighted by the "route line" and then simply follow the line to your destination.

    It was a difficult application to build as the sensors on current phones are very "noisy" which makes it difficult to create augmented reality applications which rely on high accuracy. Nevertheless, I have been able to achieve an acceptable level of accuracy and the app works rather well.

    It currently supports walking and driving direction, however the driving mode is a BETA preview as although it works, can still be improved.

    I put together a video to demonstrate the driving mode:
    YouTube - AugSatNav

    You can read a little more about AugSatNav here:
    Phyora | Handcrafted Mobile Goodness

    The app is still very much a "work in progress", so I would love to hear your comments and feedback to help improve AugSatNav.

    It is published to the "Travel" category of the Android market and is currently ranked about 25th. It is called "AugSatNav 1.5" and is free to download.

    If you are able to test it, when using it on foot make sure you select "walking" directions. If inside a vehicle select "driving", otherwise the compass will not work properly.

    Thanks,

    Miles

    EDIT: I should probably add, the app doesn't currently auto-generate a new route if you take a wrong turn, this will be coming asap along with voice commands.

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  2. Carl C

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    Hi Phyora :)

    I use this! Really good & Can't wait for the updates. Thank you very much for your hard work & time in putting this together!

    Carl C
     
  3. Ramshackle

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    This really is the way SatNav should be, keep up the good work!
     
  4. Phyora

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    Thanks guys for your comments, I do have a few interesting updates in the works so i'll try my best and release them as soon as possible.

    Oh and dont forgot to comment/rate if you have the time ;)
     
  5. thomasanderson

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    Dude I cant find your app in the market anymore. Was it removed or is there some other way to download it?
     
  6. Phyora

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    I'm not sure why that is, what phone do you have?
     
  7. yankeeboy

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    me either, no where in site...droid eris
     
  8. ejqr5

    ejqr5 New Member
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    I can't find it either. I'm using a Sprint Hero.
     
  9. stevenfstein

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    I found it - the search is case sensitive so all lower case did not find but lower/upper did. I find this a defect in the marketplace.

    Regards.... Steve
     
  10. carbonnoid

    carbonnoid New Member
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    hey does this work for the droid?
     
  11. satinkzo

    satinkzo Well-Known Member
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    Anyway to have this run in portrait? My car holder does not do landscape
     
  12. Phyora

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    Sorry for taking a while to respond...

    I believe it does yes, are you having problems?

    I did have the option to auto-rotate the AR view but it caused no end of problems for some reason. It worked fine on some handsets and broke on others so I decided it was best to just allow horizontal orientation.

    I have recently added the ability to recalculate your current route if you take a wrong turning too.

    Thanks
     
  13. Rakeshgalaxy

    Rakeshgalaxy New Member
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    Thanks for all the hardwork.
    I really like the application but I am really missing the voice navigation.
    Please let me know if there are any updates of this app.
    Do we have any other app with voice navigation which works on samsung galaxy tab.
     

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