Whether you’re developing the next big gaming hit, building a shopping app, or simply want to elevate the in-app experience for users, HMS Core has a range of tools to help you take your app to the next level.

In this blog, we’ll explore some of the best HMS Core Kits you can leverage to inspire creativity and create more immersive user experiences.

Make dreamlike fantasy a reality

Ever wanted to make your app look and feel more life-like? Immerse your users in an all-encompassing experience with Panorama Kit. By integrating this Kit, your app can quickly transform 2D images into 360-degree spherical or cylindrical panoramas, allowing users to immerse themselves in engaging and interactive 3D environments.

There are many ways to use this Kit, no matter what app you’re building. In travel apps, Panorama Kit represents an ideal capability for street view displays, transforming simple searches into evocative environments. Or, if you have a shopping or ecommerce app, use Panorama Kit to create in-store 360-degree views and display product details via 360° images, seamlessly bridging the divide between e-commerce and window shopping.

Panorama Kit is also commonly applied in themes apps, which enables users to set panoramic images as the preferred lock screen background or wallpaper, delivering all-absorbing immersion − even when the screen is turned off.

Seamlessly match your user’s environment

One of the best and simplest ways to immerse users in your app is to match their environment. Awareness Kit is cleverly able to match the environment in the real world with the environment inside your app’s virtual world. For example, if you have a gaming app where the user is exploring outside in nature, Awareness Kit can detect the weather in the user’s location – whether that’s snow, rain, or sunshine – and match the weather scene in-game. When a user approaches a specific beacon in the game, Awareness Kit can also trigger a specific game task.

When integrated into sports and health apps, Awareness kit can helpfully provide exercise suggestions based on the weather of the region or where a user is located. If a user stays still for a long time, the app will trigger ‘behaviour awareness’, and remind the user to get up and stretch. When a user starts jogging, the Kit can also work out what time it is i.e., the morning, and recommend popular jogging routes nearby.

Furthermore, if you have a photography app, Awareness Kit can find professional photographs that match the weather and lighting in the user’s location, giving them inspiration for their own photography.

Build a brand-new visual experience and interactivity

Last but certainly not least, AR Engine allows your app to bridge the gap between the virtual and real worlds, for a brand new visually interactive user experience. It does this by using innovative features such as motion, environment, and human body and face tracking.

Human face and body tracking arguably provides the most immersive experience of all, enabling app users to interact with virtual objects. It achieves this by returning real-time information about the movement of your users’ bodies, faces, and hand gestures.

Motion tracking meanwhile follows device locations and positions relative to their environment, establishing a unified geometric space between the digital and physical worlds. Environment tracking records illumination, plane, image, object, surface, and other environmental information to help your apps merge virtual objects into scenarios in the physical world.

As part of AR Engine, Reality Studio is also a multi-faceted content development tool that enables you to edit XR scenes and create distinctive animations and interactions, as part of a fully-fledged 3D world.

So, there you have it – all the tools you need to make your app more creative and immersive.

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