What is Navigation with ARKit ?

The AR technology is proving itself as a very fruitful feature in our routine lives. It is dramatically growing in popularity because it brings elements of the virtual world to the reality, so we can feel it, hear it and see it. It is vitally used in most sectors of business like education, arts, military, healthcare, tourism and advertising business. These days it has been booming the market of ARKit with the navigation guide. In the near future, there won’t be any dependency to search the exact location or ask anyone the address. The solution which has been provided here has the uniques features which could be helpful to humans.

Why to build a location app with ARKit ?

A technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, thus providing a composite view. An increased version of reality wherever live direct or indirect reads of physical real-world environments are increased with superimposed computer-generated pictures over a user’s view of the real-world, so enhancing one’s current perception of reality. It’s merging digital-world with real-world with live user interaction.

Location-based AR depends on a GPS, digital compass, speed meter, or measuring instrument to supply information concerning the situation and also the increased reality visualizations area unit activated supported these inputs. it’s additionally referred to as markerless increased reality. the situation detection options in smartphones build is simple to leverage this kind of increased reality technology, creating it quite common. Some common uses of location-based AR embrace mapping directions, finding close services, and different location-centric mobile apps.

How to Build?

Basically, there are two parts that merged with each other to make it real.

  • ARKit: Uses camera and motion information to project the native world as you progress around.
  • Current Location: Uses wifi and GPS data to determine your global location, with a low degree of accuracy.

ARKit + Current Location

Combines the high accuracy of AR with the scale of GPS data.
The strength of combining these technologies is great, with so many potential applications across various distinct sectors. This library comes with two major features:

  • Uses real-world coordinates in order to allow items to be put in AR world
  • Amazing improvements in location accuracy, using present data points along with the information about movement through the world of AR

The improvements in location are yet to be confirmed, it is still in experimental phase, although it can be the most important part. Following are steps to create the demo using ARKit and CoreLocation.

Create demo project in XCode and install required pods. Add following pod in Podfile and install it.

pod ‘ARCL’

You can install pod using Pod install or Pod update command.

To set up frameworks manually, add required files and required frameworks. Also, add required permissions to use core location.

  1. Add all files from the ARKit+CoreLocation/Source directory to your project.
  2. Import ARKit, SceneKit, CoreLocation and MapKit.
  3. Add NSCameraUsageDescription and NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription to plist with a brief explanation (see demo project for an example)

For locations, data use google place API for getting direction between two places. Get an array of Latitude and Longitude with direction. Use this all lat-long for creating location node use image as per the direction information get from the google place API. Now connect node with each other.

it can be challenging and unintuitive to find your way around on foot. This app addresses this issue by overlaying navigation directions on an iPhone camera feed with augmented reality.

To start off, users are able to search for a destination they want to go to. Afterwards, the the app displays the route to the destination on a map view. The user can then use augmented reality to navigate to where they want to go

location image
location image

How Let’s Nurture helps in Integration on ARKit with real-time data?
Let’s Nurture, a leading IT company known for custom mobile app development in India has got the expertise in providing many solutions based on mobile app development, using augmented reality merged with a location-based application which helps save time and create the marketing campaign for your business. We at Let’s Nurture can provide solutions for people, interested in making mobile applications using various frameworks, technologies and features like Integration on ARKit with real-time data.
If you want to know more about building augmented reality app, location-based app, and mobile app development or want to implement this technology in your existing mobile app, get a free consultation from our experts at Let’s Nurture in order to hire mobile(iOS/Android) app developers at the affordable price.