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Trek2There now with AR

Blog Post created by MVertzonis-esristaff Employee on Jun 29, 2017
Trek2There is a smart compass that will always point to your destination. If you missed previous releases, read more about the app in 
To help you orientate yourself in your real world surroundings, Trek2There now has a first person view that displays your destination on the camera view of your device. Tilt your device up to face where your going, and see the existing direction arrow change to a camera view with your direction and distance overlaid on the image.
We think this heads up display is pretty cool on its own - but if your keen, there's more for you to try out. On the settings page you will see an option called Experimental Features - turn these on to try out the use of more sensors on your device. 
By default in Trek2There, we only use the location sensor to determine where you are in relation to your destination. When you enable experimental features, we also make use of the compass, gyroscope and other sensors. We have seen this work great on some devices in some scenarios, but also a little a strange in others. We are very keen to hear from you on how the experimental features work for you. Ideally this is what you will see when you are in experimental mode:
  •    When you are stationary (or moving very slowly) the compass will be used to determine the distance and direction to your destination. This should result in stationary or very smooth movements of the direction arrow. In the top right hand corner you will see the text CMP to indicate that the compass is in use.
  •   When you are moving steadily, the location sensor will be used to determine the distance and direction to your destination. This should result in steady changes in direction (not shakiness that can result when using the compass while moving). In the top right hand corner you will see the text GPS to indicate the location sensor is in use.
Please let us know how the experimental features work on your device by commenting here https://github.com/Esri/Trek2There/issues

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