Throughout the past few years, Augmented Reality technology has made its way to almost every industry. Whether it’s the real estate, gaming or online shopping, it’s quite popular among the businesses as well as the consumers. And with the growing popularity of mobile technology, it’s sure to grow in the coming years.
Along with the success components, there are many challenges that one may face while developing an Augmented Reality App. Similar to any other complex system, working with the AR technology requires a lot of components to make the system function properly, making it a hard nut to crack.
Limited Hardware Capabilities:
Of course, it’s possible to run these apps on almost any smartphone or tablet, but they may or may not function as per your expectations. These apps are quite advanced, hence need crucial hardware ingredients for proper functioning: processors, motion sensors, cameras, screens, connectivity, etc.
The sad part here is, not all devices are capable to run these apps smoothly, but the future is bright as more devices with better RAM and processors are being launched each day. Also, there are some special AR devices like Hololens, Google Glass, Meta 2, etc. that make it possible to give users a deeper feeling of what augmented reality can do.
Accessibility and Education:
One of the most common challenges faced with Augmented Reality app development is that not all users know how to use these apps properly. The AR apps are used widely for entertainment and advertising, but other fields are still looking for awareness among the end users.
There are not many ways for the users to learn about what AR technology and the AR app do and how they actually work. People are still learning about the technology, which makes it important for the companies to put more focus on the UX and UI during the Augmented Reality app development.
This may seem something like the previous point but has something indifferent. Although these apps are cool and offer something different, people will never want to move with a computer on their face. IT’s mandatory for the developers to put more attention on making their apps innovative and advanced that they offer a similar experience (using the AR & VR headsets) even without using the additional hardware.
Recently, a company (Snap) launched the AR glass, making it possible for the users to enjoy the same experience without even wearing the heavy hardware on their face. And with the innovation, the Snap is doing great with more and more people accepting it in daily use.
The AR technology is great, but it’s facing some tough time in the present time and needs something different when it comes to Augmented Reality App Development. OF course, nothing will change overnight, but we can make it possible with innovative thinking, keeping the end users in mind. Think like the users you’d want to encourage to use your app to create what they’d love to enjoy and explore.