Google, in partnership with Disney, has announced the launch of a new augmented reality app for Android called the Mandalorian AR Experience, which shows special moments from the first season of Star Wars in augmented reality. The app will continue for about a year to display new augmented reality content until it ends on October 31, 2021.
The app takes advantage of Google’s developer platform to create augmented reality experiences called ARCore, in order to create scenes that interact with the user’s environment.
This comprehensive design means fans will be able to unlock additional effects based on their actions.
It also takes advantage of Google’s new ARCore Depth API, which allows the application to enable sealing.
This makes augmented reality scenes blend in naturally with the environment you see through the smartphone camera.
Interact with characters
According to the head of creative augmented reality partnerships at Google, players can interact with characters in augmented reality and capture scenes from the app to share.
And given that the app is a showcase of the company’s latest augmented reality technology, it will not work with all Android devices.
The company says: The application only supports Android devices compatible with the fifth generation networks, which include its Google Pixel smartphones, and other specific phones that support 5G networks.
The company indicates that it may support other phones in the future.