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ISRO's Augmented Reality (AR) Android App

What is Sakaar?

Sakaar is Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Augmented Reality (AR) application designed for Andriod devices.

This AR application shows live camera view on your device to represent physical world and virtual objects/video clips are superimposed on live camera view upon pointing the device's camera at a Trigger Card. The combined view of camera and virtual object(s) appear to be tightly coupled on your device's screen.

The virtual objects can consist of 3D models, videos and anaglyph images.

This Android application will work on Android Ice Cream Sandwich MR1 (4.0.3) and above.

How to use Sakaar?

To experience this application, you require the following:

The Trigger Cards contain Info-graphics (M, E, V, A) at the bottom-left. For more info on these, read 'How to use Sakaar' on app start-up or access 'About ISRO's Sakaar' from the menu options.

Important Note - The default application package doesn't come loaded with the videos. So, you need to download them before they can pop-up on cards with V. Access the Download Video Package from the menu (can be accessed by clicking the menu button on the top-right of the screen). These videos can download in the background. So, you can also choose to close the application.

Once the videos are downloaded, you need to restart the Sakaar app and then show the V trigger cards to the camera. This download is a one-time activity only. So, once all the videos are successfully downloaded then you don't need to download them again.

Note - This is a graphic intensive application. It may take some time to load on start-up.

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