Paparmali 3 – AR Cloud Recognition using Vuforia
This is an Augmented Reality App based on Vuforia Cloud Recognition for Youtube Video, Music, Models, Images, Text, Phone Number, Website Augmentation.
Current clients, who acquired “Mimic 15” version some time ago can get this “Paparmali 3” project update for an additional fee of 50 EUR.
1) Originally the project was updated on:
- Unity3D 2018.2.4 version and it should work on 2018.2.x and above versions.
- Latest Vuforia 8.0 version was used.
- Android and iOS versions are supported.
- Android version available on Google Play.
- iOS version is not yet updated.
- Trackers can be downloaded from here.
- Detailed documentation on how to use this project in order to expand or adapt to your needs provided within the project.
- We’re happy to help you out with any question you have.
Support is TOP priority for this „Paparmali 3“ project. If you find any bug/weird behavior of the app – let us know and we will fix it as soon as possible. If Unity3D versions evolved and for some reason the project doesn’t work properly anymore – let us know and we will provide the fix to work on the newest Unity3D version you’re working on. At the moment this project should work from Unity3D 2018.2.x version and above.
For any questions please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
3) AR solution purpose
This is an Augmented Reality App based on Vuforia Cloud Recognition project in which you can upload image targets with metadata to Vuforia Cloud Database. Different content augmentation takes place from entered URLs in metadata: model, video, image, music, website, phone number etc. There is a possibility to view all uploaded image trackers and manage them (edit, delete), also this project allows you to filter the image targets rating and search by target title.
If you have a specific need to have this project working using different AR SDK‘s that supports cloud recognition (not onlyVuforia), for instance, EasyAR SDK – let us know and we can work it out.
4) Initial AR app features
- Streaming youtube video (short and full URLs are accepted).
- Playing a sound track from a file on server (URL).
- Download and show image from URL (*.jpg and *.png file formats)
- Load website as an overlay.
- Call to the entered Phone Number.
- Showing entered Text.
- Download AssetBundle (Model) from server and Instantiate within the app (from URL).
- Target image selection from: gallery, predefined images (by app creator) and by using screenshot functionality.
- The second time the same image tracker is recognized with image or AssetBundle content – it is loaded from cache.
- Upload image target and attach metadata from Unity3D Editor, Android and iOS platforms.
- If metadata consists of a single data type (URL) then the content on the image tracker is loaded instantly.
- If metadata consists of multiple data types (URLs) then the options (buttons) appears for user to decide which content should be loaded.
- None of the mentioned content above are held within the app itself. Everything is streamed/downloaded from the URLs provided within the metadata (json structure).
5) New improvements made compared to the initial project
- UI improvements within all project: left sliding menu, usefull informational popups, upload image target, uploaded image targets, check cloud DB summary, app features and AR settings panels.
- Provided the possibility to view database general statistics: active images, inactive images, failed images, processing images, total recognition, current month and previous month recognitions.
- All database target images can be now loaded within the app. Each tracker name and ratings are shown. Each target image can be removed or edited from the app. Note: some initial trackers uploaded by the creator of this project are blocked from removing or editing. Amount of all uploaded image targets are provided. Note: it takes some time to load all images.
- Each image targets can be filtered based on their rating (0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 stars).
- Each image target can be searched based on the image target name.
- Each image target contains an uploaded target image if, and only if the tracker + metadata was uploaded from the app itself. The tracker image won’t be seen if such tracker was uploaded from within Vuforia portal. This is because once the trackers are uploaded to Vuforia DB, the tracker image is saved on server separately as Vuforia Web Services doesn’t provide the possibility to acquire that image directly from them.
- Each image target contains summary and can be viewed once you click on it: upload date, current month recognitions, previous month recognitions, whether similar targets exists (duplicates) and names of the duplicates are provided if such trackers exists.
- Loader was added to indicate the loading progress until the music starts to play. Loader was added to video plane as well.
- Website augmentation on plane was added with ability to scroll and click on the content. This website augmentation mode can be change to as overlay within menu in “AR Settings”.
- Improved instruction panel.
- If image URL (metadata) is entered before uploading image target to cloud Database it is checked whether the URL contains supported image file extensions *.jpg and *.png. Informational popup should appear, if image doesn’t contain *.png or *.jpg file format (while entering metadata).
- Vuforia camera focus was added.
- Metadata coding was changed to UTF8 – this allows you to use letters/words in case it’s Non-English, for instance, Lithuanian or Russian.
Paparmali 3 is an update of Mimic 15 – Augmented Reality App based on Vuforia Cloud Recognition.
Paparmali 3 version:
Mimic 15 version: