Below you will find our Top 10 lists based around various Augmented Reality-related topics. Each of the lists will help to introduce you and keep you updated on the latest and greatest in Augmented Reality! All Top 10 picks are in no particular order.
Top 10 Augmented Reality Games
Parallel Kingdom AOT - A mobile location-based multiplayer game that uses your GPS location to place you in a virtual world on top of the real world.
ARSoccer - Using your own feet to kick through the camera, you can play a virtual juggling game of soccer.
Sky Siege – Fight other aircraft with augmented reality.
Firefighter 360 - You play a firefighter by dousing virtual flames spreading very fast in your real environment.
TagDis - Virtual graffiti game you where you can create your own street art, drop it in the real world, and battle other artists to become King of the streets!
ARGirl – Augmented reality girls dance to your music in your real environment!
Ghost Bastards AR – Hunt down augmented reality ghosts on the street or in your house!
SpecTrek – The world is being invaded by ghosts. It's your task to track them down and capture them!
Zombie, Run! - A trans-reality game that pits you against a world full of zombies in a race for your life.
Golfscape GPS Rangefinder – Play augmented reality golf, it might even help improve your golf swing!
Top 10 Augmented Reality Apps
Wikitude – An AR browser for viewing fun and informative content projected from your real-world surroundings.
Layar – A platform for discovering hidden information about the world around you by displaying different “layers” of information in your smartphone's field of vision.
Lonely Planet City Guides – Map content for different cities overlayed on top of locations you view through your phone's camera view. You can also plan itineraries and get step-by-step directions from the app.
Etips Travel Guides – View information on various attractions in different cities when you point your smartphone's camera at an object or building of interest.
BuUuk – Use your phone to find restaurants and reviews in your location.
Sekai Camera - Create “Air Tags” of information about a place that anyone can find.
MetroAR – Find the nearest metro station in your area with augmented reality.
Waalkz – Travel the Singapore streets with this guided walking tour.
iButterfly – Hunt and capture AR geo-coupons in Japan.
Google Goggles – Point your smartphone at different objects, places or words to discover information about them.
Top 10 Android Augmented Reality Apps
Wikitude World Browser - This app combines Wikipedia content with location awareness to provide real-time information about your surroundings. By panning your phone camera across a scene, you can see any POI’s (points of interest) that are recognized by the app.
Layar Reality Browser - This is one of the first augmented reality apps to hit the market and still retains its spot near the top in popularity. Depending on what type of layer you choose to include in your view, you can see many types of real-time digital information over top your view.
Wikitude Drive - Wikitude Drive overlays driving instructions atop your camera’s live video feed of the road. This allows users to watch the road as they are driving through their phone’s screen with detailed information.
Weather Reality - Weather Reality allows for many types of real-time weather related interactions. You can view detailed weather reports through your phone’s camera along with current conditions, radar, severe weather reports and the path of the sun and the moon.
AugSatNav - AugSatNav is an augmented reality navigation system primarily intended for walkers. Walking directions are provided to you through your live camera feed as you follow your path ahead.
3D AR Compass - This app is an augmented reality compass which provides multiple compass types, a rotating map, degrees and current address information.
Tweeps Around - Tweeps Around combines Twitter with augmented reality by showing you who is tweeting in your immediate area and what they are saying. By pointing your camera in the direction of someone who’s sent out a tweet, you’ll see a marker with their distance and tweet.
TagWhat - TagWhat is an augmented reality social networking app that allows users to tag any object in their camera’s view. Friends of users can then view the tags and see any details that have been included.
Google Goggles - Google Goggles is an app that allows you to capture an image of any object in your camera’s view and then image recognition software compares it to others in its database to find a match. This can be useful to find information quickly on any object, place or words of interest.
Space InvadAR - This app is a vision-based augmented reality game that allows you to feed in real-time video and then augment it with aliens and spaceships that you have to fight off.
Top 10 Augmented Reality Tutorials
Beginner's Guide to Augmented Reality - A tutorial to help you develop flash augmented reality applications on the web.
TheFlashBlog AR Tutorial - A tutorial on how to create an augmented reality scene.
Getting Started with Augmented Reality/FLARToolKit – Introducing the basics of creating augmented reality applications using FLARToolKit.
Papervision 3D Nascar Example – A demonstration of an augmented reality application created with a Nascar race car.
Art is Open Source AR Tutorials – Includes training packages for learning augmented reality.
IT News Wire AR Tutorials – Three different methods for creating augmented reality applications.
Spanish AR Tutorial – A very good tutorial for developing augmented reality applications written entirely in Spanish.
Computer Arts AR Tutorial – Writer reveals how to create augmented reality applications by blending 3D models with the real world.
Test Drive Realtime Augmented 3D Reality – Use your webcam to experience one developer's augmented reality creation.
Augmented Reality: Getting Started on Android – A tutorial on writing augmented reality applications for Android.
Top 10 Augmented Reality Software Development Tools
Goblin XNA – A research platform for 3D augmented reality software.
ARToolKit – A software library for building AR applications using computer vision algorithms.
Studierstube Tracker - A computer vision library for detection and pose estimation of 2D fiducial markers created with high-performance PCs and mobile devices in mind.
Metaio – Mixed reality developer kits available in different languages.
ATOMIC – An authoring tool for creating AR applications and mind maps.
Eligo – A tool for creating Flash-based AR solutions.
MXR Toolkit - Open source software library for creating mixed reality applications using C-style function calls and structure.
ARSights – Software for extending the use of Google Earth with AR functionality.
DART – The Designer's AR Toolkit is a set of software tools that support rapid design and implementation of AR applications.
FLARToolKit – Development toolkit for recognizing markers from an input image while calculating its orientation and position in 3D world. Helps to place AR objects in a 3D world.