Google's ARCore gets its first third-party app

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Sep 7, 2017, 6:40 pm IST
Updated Sep 7, 2017, 6:40 pm IST
The first ARCore app is on the PlayStore and lets you learn atomic structures and tables in real space.
The app lets the user view the desired element’s atom in traditional Bohr model, which shows an atom with a central nucleus with electrons in orbit around it, or with the quantum mechanical model, which shows off the atom as an electron cloud.
 The app lets the user view the desired element’s atom in traditional Bohr model, which shows an atom with a central nucleus with electrons in orbit around it, or with the quantum mechanical model, which shows off the atom as an electron cloud.

Google’s ARCore has been the hot topic for tech discussions (read our take on it) on the Internet since its unveiling a few days ago. The ARCore is to Google what the AR Kit is to Apple — an inbuilt platform that will make everyday smartphones AR devices in their own right. To celebrate this new technology, a new app has been rolled out on the PlayStore, which makes justice to the platform.

Dubbed as the AR Atom Visualizer, the app is a great way to learn atomic structures and the periodic table. 3D atomic models of all the 118 elements on the periodic table can be viewed in real space through your smartphone’s screen. The app lets the user view the desired element’s atom in traditional Bohr model, which shows an atom with a central nucleus with electrons in orbit around it, or with the quantum mechanical model, which shows off the atom as an electron cloud.

 

However, this app can be only run on devices that support ARCore, which means that it is out of reach for any Android smartphone user currently. But, if you own a flagship smartphone from the Samsung, HTC, ASUS and some others, chances are that you might be able to enjoy similar AR apps before the end of this year.

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