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The AR experience that brings real-world objects to life

There are plenty of augmented reality apps that let you put virtual objects in a scene, but few that can also bring real-world objects to life


by Thyng, LLC
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There are plenty of augmented reality apps that let you put virtual objects in a scene, but few that can also bring real-world objects to life. Thyng does all of that, and more.

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Create your own scenes. With Thyng, you can create your very own augmented reality scenes using a wide variety of objects and creatures.

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Bringing household objects to life

Bringing household objects to life. Scanning many household objects, like boxes of cereal, will trigger animations and videos superimposed on those things.

What is it about?

With Thyng, an app that's been around for quite a while in the AR niche, you get an entirely new augmented reality experience. The app now makes use of ARKit, allowing it to detect surfaces on which you can create your own virtual scene.

Why we love it

Where I think things get really fun is in Target mode. In this mode, you can scan real-world objects and bring them to life. For example, scanning a dollar bill will cause a montage of news clips to appear on top of the currency, talking about the state of the economy. Scan a box of Life cereal, and a vintage video of the kids getting Mikey to try the breakfast staple pops up. While the videos originate within the real-world object, panning the camera will pop the footage out so you can view it larger and interact with it. You can also add in Thyngs to the scene, making your own custom setting with relevant objects, people, and animals. It's a really cool way to flash back to the past or learn more about an object. When you've got your scenery and Thyngs placed, it's easy to snap a picture to use later. In fact, if you want to keep a memory of what you create, you should take a photo of it — Thyng doesn't currently have any other way to save the scene.

App Screenshots

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App Details

Photo & Video
Last updated
February 13, 2019
Release date
November 24, 2015
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App Store Description

Thyng brings the world around you to life by allowing you to create your own Augmented Reality experiences on any surface! The Thyng Augmented Reality app now includes the power of ARKit, so you can easily build your own Augmented Reality worlds and watch them take shape around you by adding 3D Objects, adding your own photos, and even adding your own videos. You can walk around your worlds and experience them in real space, seeing your own photos and videos like you never have before! It’s a mind blowing Augmented Reality experience that you’ve got to see to believe!

Thyng 4.0 is the fourth generation of the groundbreaking Thyng Augmented Reality technology. With Thyng 4.0 you can now experience amazing AR on both Surfaces and Targets. With Thyng Surfaces Mode, powered by ARKit, you can create your own incredible Augmented Reality experiences on any surface in the world. With Thyng Targets Mode, any product, logo, or sign can come to life with a specific Augmented Reality experience displayed directly on the product itself, including marketing messages, recipes, coupons, and even “Buy Now” buttons. Download the Thyng app to experience Augmented Reality like you’ve never seen it before!

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