Learn how to develop advanced Augmented Reality applications for Android using Packt’s new eBook

December 2013 | Open Source, Web Development

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book Augmented Reality for Android Application Development , a step-by-step tutorial-based guide aimed at giving readers hands-on experience in developing AR applications for Android. The eBook is 130 pages long and is competitively priced at $14.44.

About the Author: Jens Grubert is a researcher at the Graz University of Technology. He has been involved in several academic and industrial projects over the past years and is the author of more than 20 international publications. His current research interests include mobile interfaces for situated media, and user evaluations for consumer-oriented Augmented Reality interfaces in public spaces. He has over four years of experience in developing Augmented Reality applications for mobiles.

Dr. Raphael Grasset is a senior researcher at the Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision. He has more than 10 years of experience in Augmented Reality (AR) for a broad range of platforms (desktop, mobile, and the Web) and programming languages (C++, Python, and Java). He has contributed to the development of AR software libraries (ARToolKit, osgART, and Android AR), AR plugins (Esperient Creator and Google Sketchup), and has been involved in the development of numerous AR applications.

Augmented Reality is a live, direct, or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics, or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified by a computer. As a result, the technology functions by enhancing one’s current perception of reality.

Augmented Reality for Android Application Development enables readers to implement sensor-based and computer vision-based AR applications on Android devices. Readers will learn about the theoretical foundations and practical details of implemented AR applications, and will be provided with hands-on examples that will enable them to quickly develop and deploy novel AR applications on their own.

This book will help users to learn the basics of developing mobile AR browsers, how to integrate and animate 3D objects easily with the JMonkeyEngine, how to unleash the power of computer vision-based AR using the Vuforia AR SDK, and teach readers about popular interaction metaphors. Readers will gain a comprehensive knowledge of how to implement a wide variety of AR apps with hand-on examples. The eBook also teaches users how to use the AR engine, Android layout, and overlays, and how to use ARToolkit.

The book is for Android mobile application developers who are familiar with Android Development Tools and deployment, JMonkeyEngine, and the Vuforia SDK.

About Packt: Packt is one of the most prolific and fast-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books focuses on practicality, recognizing that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.


Augmented Reality for Android Application Development
A step-by-step tutorial-based guide aimed at giving you hands-on practical experience to develop AR applications for Android.

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/augmented-reality-for-android-application-development/book

Code Download and Errata
Packt Anytime, Anywhere
Register Books
Print Upgrades
eBook Downloads
Video Support
Contact Us
Awards Voting Nominations Previous Winners
Judges Open Source CMS Hall Of Fame CMS Most Promising Open Source Project Open Source E-Commerce Applications Open Source JavaScript Library Open Source Graphics Software
Resources
Open Source CMS Hall Of Fame CMS Most Promising Open Source Project Open Source E-Commerce Applications Open Source JavaScript Library Open Source Graphics Software