10 Best Augmented Reality Apps for Android

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Augmented reality (AR) is still a relatively new technology, and there's a long way to go, but there are still apps available that you can use to experience augmented reality on your smartphone. We've tested tons of augmented reality apps and selected the best apps that are continually improving. In this guide, we will share the best augmented reality apps for Android.

  • Sky Map
  • Snapchat
  • Sky Map
  • Sketchfab
  • Just a line
  • INNKHUNTER
  • Google Maps
  • Google Translate
  • DoodleLens
  • Facebook

Sky Map



Carte du Ciel is arguably one of the best applications of augmented reality technology. This app is basically the virtual planetarium in your pocket.

You can use the Star Chart app to explore over 120 stars in the universe. Also, it includes a time shift option, which allows you to explore up to 000 years forward and backward in time and describe the location of stars in the future or the past. If you are a stargazer, then Carte du Ciel is probably the best app for you.

Snapchat

Snapchat is arguably one of the best augmented reality apps for Android. It is one of the first apps to embrace augmented reality technology and use it in their filters.

In 2021, the app has tons of augmented reality filters where your Bitmoji comes to augmented reality and performs various acts, such as dancing, in front of you. Also, the company is constantly working on AR and you will definitely see some cool new features in the future.



Sky Map

Another popular augmented reality app is Sky Map. The overall functionality of Sky Map is very similar to that of Star Chat, and this app also shows the location of tons of stars, planets, nebulae, and more on your smartphone.

All you have to do is open the app, move your smartphone to the sky, and you can see the beautiful stars and such on your smartphone screen. Sky Map is also completely free to use with no strings attached.

Sketchfab

Sketchfab is arguably one of the best augmented reality apps for Android. This app includes tons of AR models, which you can display wherever you want.

It also includes a large number of creators who regularly create new AR objects that you can display in your environment. This application is mainly designed for entertainment purposes, and if you want to have fun, you should try Sketchfab.

Just a line

Just a Line is one of the best augmented reality apps for Android. In this application you get a very simple but very interesting application of augmented reality.

You can use the app to draw the augmented line wherever you want. For example, if you want to doodle on your friend's face, point the camera at your friend's face, draw a doodle on the screen, and the app will display the doodle on your friend's screen . Just a Line is another great entertainment app that you can use to have fun.


INNKHUNTER

INKHUNTER is arguably one of the best augmented reality apps for Android. Getting a tattoo is not an easy decision as it will stay with you for the rest of your life. That's why it's a good idea to have an idea of ​​what you will look like with a certain tattoo.


INKHUNTER is a very useful app that lets you try out different tattoos on your skin and gives you an idea of ​​how they look on your body. It's a super easy application, and you should consider it if you're planning on getting a tattoo.

Google Maps

Google Maps is another popular augmented reality app for Android. It is a popular navigation app that also incorporates augmented reality. The app includes a Live View feature, which allows the user to explore the area using the camera viewfinder.

It displays all the information and directions on the smartphone screen, which makes it incredibly easier for the user to explore the area and get to the location he/she is looking for. Live View is a relatively new feature and we can expect more improvements in the future.


Google Translate

Google Translate is another app from Google that uses augmented reality technology. It is a very popular translator app which supports more than 96 languages ​​including English, Urdu, Turkish, Swedish, German and French.

The app also allows you to translate any language by pointing the camera in the direction of the language, and the app will automatically translate it for you. It's a really handy feature, and it's all possible thanks to augmented reality technology.

DoodleLens

DoodleLens is one of the best augmented reality apps for Android. This app lets you turn any doodle from the sketchbook into interactive doodles.

All you have to do is draw the scribble on the page, scan it with the app, and turn it into an interactive doodle. Once scanned, you can place it wherever you want by pointing the camera in that direction. DoodleLens is a premium app, and you can get it for $1,99.


Facebook

Facebook is arguably the most popular augmented reality app for Android. The social media giant is one of the leading companies to embrace augmented reality technology, and various of the company's products use AR.

For example, Facebook Stories comes with tons of fun AR filters, which you can use to make your stories unique and fun. Likewise, the company has Spark AR Studio, where you can create interactive AR experiences without code.

Conclusion

Here are the 10 best augmented reality apps for Android. Most of these apps are free and offer an interesting augmented reality application that you can experience on your smartphone. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments. Also, you can check out this guide where we have shared the best VR apps for Google Cardboard.


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