Google is known for carrying out little experiments with newer technologies every now and then. In its latest such experiment, the company launched a new AR app, called simply ‘Just a Line’. As the name suggests, the app lets you doodle in augmented reality.
With the Just a Line AR app, you can draw white lines in the air. The company encourages users to share their creations in a video. Google describes the app in its video as one which lets you make simple drawings using white lines. The app is available for download on the Google Play Store for free. It is not available for iOS.
It is to be noted that the Just a Line AR app works only on devices which support Google’s ARCore technology. These include the Google Pixel 2, OnePlus 5, Asus Zenfone AR, LG V30 and Samsung Galaxy S9 among others.
To get started, install the latest version on the supported device. In order to draw, simply touch the screen, then hit record. You can choose to share the creations on social media. As The Verge notes, the app is based on Google’s previous app called Tilt Brush which lets you paint in 3D space using virtual reality.
Google hosts such experiments on a dedicated website. The AR Experiments column features work by coders who play around with the AR technology to come with innovative apps and tools. There are a number of experiments which are similar to Just a Line app such as the NormanAR app which goes beyond lines and shows animations in augmented reality. Artists can create animations, superimpose them on real surroundings, also see it from all angles.