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Google allows you to measure objects with your mobile with an augmented reality function

Google has shared new features on its experiment platform so that compatible Android phone users can test out some augmented reality-based utilities, such as measuring objects or seeing what’s on the other side of the planet.

The new experiments are on the WebXR platform, accessible through a web application through the Chrome browser and with an Android device with a compatible version, as the company has reported on its official blog.

The company tests three utilities on its WebXR experiment platform, one of them to find out if social distance is being met

Currently three are available, although a fourth feature will be added soon. For example, you can use ‘Sodar’, which activates a radar for users to check through their screens if the physical distance of two meters is met.

Through ‘Mesure up’, users can measure the dimensions of the objects that surround them -length, area and volume-, and with ‘Floom’, through Google Maps, see what is just on the other side of the planet with a tunnel virtual opening on the ground.

“Soon” will also be available ‘Picturescape’, which turns the Google Photos library into a gallery that can be explored using augmented reality.


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