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Greeting cards are a great way to tell someone how much you love them or celebrate their special occasion.
But can you agree that greeting cards can get a bit dull? They sure can. When scoping the supermarket aisle with flowers, present bags, and cards, you can’t help but notice how repetitive greeting cards can get. Not only are they boring in design, but also their messages inside are boring, too.
So, how can you spice them? It’s easy. You just use augmented reality. Yes, there are augmented reality greeting cards.
Augmented reality is a technology that lets designers enhance the user’s physical surroundings with computer-generated sound, video, graphics, overlays, etc. This digital content responds in real-time to how the user changes the environment, which means by its movement.
How are AR cards better?
AR cards are a great way to bring technology and pure human emotions together. You can make your loved ones cry and laugh with the funny and heartwarming animations AR cards have.
It’s always way better than e-cards which often end up in the Trash folder in our email box.
With AR greeting cards, the user brings to life the drawing or the message on the card’s cover. Whether that’s a box exploding with balloons and HAPPY BIRTHDAY coming out of it with fireworks that you can hear or a cat singing a song to you with a ukulele.
Not only do they bring an experience with animations but also with sound.
The good thing is that there are no batteries, so you can always have the cool animation by your side whenever you want to see it.
With that said, how do augmented reality cards work? Is there magic involved or some kind of conspiracy behind the technology? Sadly, no.
In the section down below, we’ll explain briefly how AR cards operate.
The Engineering Behind AR Cards
When you buy yourself an augmented reality birthday card, you might start turning it around and figuring out how to use it.
For example, iGreet cards have instructions on the back of each card. Basically, you have to install their app from the Google Play or iOS store. Then, you have to point your phone camera at the printed image on the front of the card. In a few seconds, the animations will load, and you’ll experience the animated surprise.
This is why we mentioned that the technology is accessible all the time, and you don’t need batteries or something to keep it alive. As long as you have the app of your brand of AR cards, you’ll be fine.
Augmented reality is one of those technologies that are not only impressive as to where creativity is in the 21st century. It also brings immense emotion to users, and it can be beneficial to their lives.
And who wouldn’t want an animation congratulating them for their birthday or wedding? You can find augmented reality cards for each occasion. You’ll get addicted. We promise.