While augmented reality experiences seem magical, especially to the uninitiated, a developer doubles his mystical potential for the ever-popular Magic: The Gathering card game.
Available now in the App Store and Play Store, MTG Manager helps players manage their card inventory by scanning cards and returning information such as prices and game stats.
The developer of the application, BigAR, is working on augmented reality enhancements that provide the cards with fantastic animations To bring life to life. In practical terms, the app could also act as a real-time translator for maps and display other information about the maps in the camera view.
Unfortunately, the Harry Potter-like effects are not yet available in the app, but they are among the tricks on the developer's sleeve for future updates. The company also provides similar apps for Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh! And other card games, so updating his suite of augmented reality experiences is likely to take a while.
What appears to be the work of Gypsies is a clever application of the image recognition. The functionality is now available to mobile device developers via ARKit and ARCore, as well as the Facebook and third-party camera.
With a wide range of image-viewing tools, all card games, posters, comic books and other two-dimensional media can become 3D illusions.