Augmented Reality Markets Bring Historical Locations to Life
Hong Kong has launched an exciting new tourism venture called the City in Time Tourism project. This project will be enjoyed by both the locals and the tourists as history comes alive like never before.
The city has new designated locations that have been installed with augmented reality (AR) markers. The first phase of the project covers seven locations in Central and six locations in Tsim Sha Tsui. AR markers are installed on redesigned visitor sign poles that complement local architecture elements. The markers have been designed to blend in and complement the local features of the area. Locals and tourists can download and install the City in Time mobile app and use the augmented reality feature. Watch historical panoramas come to life in 360-degree right before your very eyes through your phone.
Using Technology to Bring History to Life
The Hong Kong City in Time Tourism project integrates multimedia technology together with augmented reality (AR) along with lively animations. There will also be special sound effects, creating a historical panorama, unlike anything that has ever been experienced before.
All locals and tourists need to do are download the app to begin enjoying its offerings and experience history coming to life. This experience includes a special feature of heritage illustrations or photos by some of Hong Kong’s young artists.
If you fancy taking a selfie to share your City in Time Tourism project experience, the app comes with that feature too. You can quickly and easily share the pictures you take across the different social media platforms.
The app will also include information and photographs of some of Hong Kong’s most iconic spots. This interactive and informative app is designed for the user to fully immerse themselves in the experience. It is one of Hong Kong’s key projects to help promote the culture in a smart and creative way. The Government hopes that this will be one way to draw tourists back and revive the tourism industry post-COVID-19.
The City in Time app is available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play.