HandsonAR, an Application to Know

When we read an analysis of a gadget, sure we have wondered more than once: how big is it? Photos are certainly a good reference, but in the end we want to have it in our hands. There are many ways of proving it, but perhaps the most original is which proposes HandsonAR: using augmented reality to “prove” devices.

The HandsonAR proposal is very simple but very well posed as technology-augmented reality. We just need to print a trust mark and put it in front of our camera with the application open to know the size of mobile and tablets in our hand.

Easy to use, at the moment shows us 3D models of five terminals: the Nexus 7, 920 Lumia, the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Samsung Galaxy SIII and LG Optimus Vu. Once we have it on screen can rotate it and see both the front and the back as well as different images and colours of these.

If we don’t have the opportunity to test these terminals in hand before, it certainly is an application quite curious and useful to find out how are they. Obviously there are things that can not be simulated, the weight, but to get a first impression is interesting. It also leverages a technology which at the moment isn’t the North very well.

handsonAR Version 1.0

  • Version of Android: Since 2.2
  • Developer: Brosvision
  • Download it in: Google Play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Tools