Google Maps preparing to satisfy Live View’s full AR potential
- October 16, 2020
The initial Live View idea that Google demoed at I/O 2018 saw the Maps application mark and overlay data over this real world. It was an all the more full-featured AR experience that was not restricted to walking directions. Presently two years of age, Google is preparing to satisfy that original vision.
At the last part of Search On 2020 today, Google said that it will give “helpful information about a place right from within Live View.” The short demo demonstrated floating pins over locations that initially distinguish what sort of store or restaurant a spot is. This depiction is followed by whether it’s open and when it closes.
Clients can tap to see a star rating and whether it’s at present busy. A compact sheet slides up to open the standard listing. Google offers this capacity as having the option to get data by “simply pointing the camera.”
Those overlays expand on Google Maps previously demonstrating AR-esque place markers in Street View. The tappable explanations distinguish the kind of business — like the overhead maps — and let you “easily get more information about the places they’re exploring.”
That was clearly laying the groundwork for Live View, with this feature showing up “in the coming months.”
Toward the beginning of October, Google declared how the feature would overlay close by landmarks to help AR navigation, while Live View can be utilized to align your present location and direction. There’s likewise now location sharing where you use Live View to discover companions rather than places. It can likewise be gotten to without beginning the full navigation mode for speedier associations.