|Technology||Android SDK, Wikitude|
Ki-Kothai is an Augmented Reality (AR) app, developed to enable users to find services and locate businesses easily anywhere near them using augmented reality. Users can simply hold their smartphone upright and look around through the camera to view restaurants, hotels, landmarks, cinemas and other geotagged entries. It not only provides vital information like hours, addresses, and phone numbers, it also offers a treasure trove of user-submitted ratings.
About The Client
The client is a trusted name for Internet Services, e-commerce Service, IT Infrastructure Development and Industry Standard Software. With a unique vision, the company is a forerunner in the value centric service marketplace and an architect of high value end-to-end ICT solutions and software for both national and international markets.
Our client wanted a fun, engaging AR business app that conducts searches based on keyword or can browse through listings by categories. Besides they also wanted it to be able to offer few filters to further narrow search including criterion such as distance, rating, contact number and address. Sphinx Worldbiz created the app with an Augmented Reality feature – termed as smart search -- to search places and display useful data on mobile screen.
After studying the client’s requirements in detail, Sphinx Worldbiz provided an Augmented Reality driven solution. We then developed the Ki-Kothai app using Agile SCRM methodology. The app is developed using OpenGL, Android and web Service.
Virtual three dimensional experience was created using 3D-Augmented Reality and OpenGL. Our designers used unique and innovative techniques to provide attractive and seamless transition from one view to another. The app shows a user’s physical location which is shown on maps so that users can immediately contact the searched businesses to get more information on searched places. Users’ locations are identified using google map APIs.