Top Augmented Reality And Virtual Reality Apps

Augmented reality apps

There are several augmented reality apps available in the market nowadays. Most of these apps can be downloaded for free from the Google Playstore as well as the iTunes Store. But you need to be careful when choosing these apps, as an app full of malware can be harmful for your smartphone. Given below is a list of the top 5 augmented reality or AR apps. Read on to find out more.

Pokémon GO

Pokémon GO is the latest craze in the world of augmented reality apps. The game has taken the smartphone market with a storm. People can walk around with this app open and catch some of their most favorite Pokémon by throwing a Pokéball. The app uses the primary camera of your smartphone to render an augmented view of your surroundings.

Ink Hunter

When you want to decide on which tattoo to get, the Ink Hunter app is your finest choice. You can choose a new tattoo for yourself by trying out predesigned tattoos on any part of your body. because the app renders the tattoo on your actual image to help you decide how it will look.


This app lets you create a sort of treasure hunt for other WallaMe users. You can leave messages in any part of the world using the WallaMe app. Only a WallaMe user will be able to find and read that message left by you. Users can click the photograph of a certain area, and then leave a hidden message on it using the in app drawing tool.

Star Chart

This app is perfect for kids who are interested in the science and art of astronomy. They can turn the Star Chart app on and point it towards the sky. The app will notify them about all the stars and planets they are facing. This app works even during the day and even inside a room. 

Google Translate

This cannot be termed as a 100% augmented reality app. But it does have one AR feature which is very much useful. This AR feature lets anyone translate any text in real time. The app uses the camera on the phone to take a picture of a foreign language text. Then it translates the text to the best of its ability. 

Virtual reality apps

If you are planning on downloading a nice virtual reality, or VR app on your Android or iOS phone, then go for the top 5 VR apps listed below. They are sure to blow your mind away on your first run with this kind of apps. These apps can be used without any Gear VR mobile headset, so you will be saving a lot of money. 


VRSE is a perfect VR app for those who want to make a name for themselves in the world of documentary making. The app comes with a series of fun shorts and music videos, as well as environmental videos of global exploration, which is perfect for any budding film maker. 


This New York Times app is a virtual reality news app, dedicated to provide news to readers in an interactive manner. Every news clipping or any breaking news is reported to you by rendering a real time environment of the incident to give you a much clearer picture.

Sisters: A Virtual Reality Ghost Story

This VR app literally belongs to the horror genre, as it tells each horror and ghost story by rendering the actual environment and scenes of the story in front of the smartphone user. Using this app at night is strictly prohibited for those who tend to get nightmares when they are scared.


Orbulus is a wonderful VR tourism app, which renders the scenery and local attractions of places we cannot visit, either due to lack of time, or due to lack of money. The app uses images from quite a few top tourist destinations from around the world. The images are usually contributed or created by Goole Photo Sphere. 


If you want to shoot your own photograph and view it in a 360 degree angle, then Seene is the perfect choice for you. This VR app lets you click 360 degree images of yourself, and even share it with other users. 


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Shivam J


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