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What is the workflow for mixed reality apps that make use of existing systems of information?

edited April 2019 in General


I'm new to the world of AR and Mixed Reality, but I'm very interested in its "practical potential"; for example, apps that assist with things like navigation and even language translation (aim camera at sign in foreign countries and see it written in your native language, for example) To design these types of apps, what platform/software is best, and for apps that make use of systems of information such as entire dictionaries or satellite maps (which are obviously outside the scope of any one software), how do you incorporate those systems within the app? I hope I'm making myself clear, as I'm still unsure of the official terms for things within the MR world. This is an area I hope to explore in the future, once I've learned more. Thank you to anyone who reads this and comments!

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