Google Tango

 

Augmented reality
Experience design
Engineering

We helped design and engineer the Constructor and Explorer apps for Tango users to display, record and export 3D models of their immediate surroundings.

 
 
 

Constructor app for recording and viewing 3D models

We designed and built the Constructor app so that Tango developers would be able to record and view the 3D models ('meshes') of their surroundings that they capture.With Constructor app a developer can export or import 3D model files, which can be used in other apps or in the developer’s favourite environment, such as Unity.

Explorer app to visualize device motion in 3D

We built the Explorer app to demonstrate the three core technical concepts of Tango: motion tracking, area learning and depth perception.

The Explorer app visualizes device motion in 3D, learns and loads area description files, displays the point cloud captured by the depth sensor, and shows the underlying data in diagnostics mode.

There are three modes to view the captured data: Area Learning, Point Cloud and Diagnostics mode.

We are very excited about working on Tango technology. The application possibilities for it are extremely versatile, such as indoor navigation tools, VR gaming and education experiences, AR shopping experiences, and automated orientation and navigation for robots in closed spaces.

 
 

Why

Tango core technology existed, but the platform for displaying and sharing the technology with developers needed improvement.

What

We designed and engineered the Constructor and Explorer apps for Tango users to display, record and export 3D models of their immediate surroundings.

Wow

We made Google Tango core technology accessible and usable for developers, who explore new ways of creating the next generation of spatial experiences.

 
 
Project Tango’s goal is to give our mobile devices and tools a similar level of perception of space and movement that people have, and ultimately unify how people and tools think about space.
— Johnny Lee, Google, Project Tango Lead