Google has just rolled out a new function that allows animals to appear in augmented reality when you search for them on Google. Obviously, we tested.
Just type “Wolf” or “Chat” in Google on your smartphone, and you will be able to appear an animal in augmented reality thanks to the rear camera of your smartphone, beforehand forget to grant the access rights to your camera. This new Google Search feature is an interesting example of the use of augmented reality.
It had already been presented by Google during Google I / O 2019 with only a few examples at the time, such as the possibility of having information on the great white shark.
Google Search uses ARCore and ARKit
It works on Android and iPhone and it uses the APIs of ARCore and ARKit, the tools provided by Google and Apple respectively to be able to use augmented reality functions.
The list of available animals is currently limited to the most popular: alligator, dog, cat, duck, lion, shark, snake, tiger, wolf, turtle, eagle, stranded bear, giant panda, tiger… In theory, they are supposed to be displayed in full size, so you will need space at home or in your garden.