The basic idea is to show the general public that AR is no longer a futuristic abstract concept, but something available to everyone with a smartphone.
Croatian Greats AR application makes Croatian national currency come to life, making money talk, walk and even quack.
The whole application was developed as a pet project, aimed at popularizing augmented reality.
As most smartphones on the market can use images as triggers, we needed to find images that were widely available, so anyone with a smartphone could use the app.
Bills were the perfect fit, as they are pieces of national history everyone has on them.
Depending on the denomination, scanning a Croatian bill will trigger animated 3D gladiator fights in an ancient arena, a statue of a famous commander will jump to life and gallop away, geese will emerge from fog quacking. Experience some Croatian history through the app – available on Google Play and App Store.
Don’t worry, you don’t need to have Croatian currency on you – Google images for “Croatian kuna” will do just fine.