Swim With The Sharks In Nat Geo’s New AR Expertise

We’re going to want an even bigger smartphone…

Sharkfest is simply across the nook and Nationwide Geographic and Verizon are kicking off the annual celebration of all issues predatory fish with a brand new instructional augmented actuality (AR) expertise that brings you up shut and private with the ocean’s apex predator.

You’ll be able to entry the web-based expertise by scanning the QR code offered beneath. It’s also possible to discover the code on channel 941 in your Fios set-top field when you really feel like leaping by way of a couple of further hoops. Upon scanning the picture and permitting the web site entry to your smartphone’s digital camera, a digital shark cage will seem in your real-world area.

Credit score: Nationwide Geographic, Verizon

Tapping the cage along with your will immerse you in a 360-degree digital setting the place you may stare upon sharks and divers as they swim by and watch a sequence of 2D movies. This contains “Bull Shark Vs. Hammerhead,” “Tiger Shark Vs. Dolphin,” “Diving With Sharks,” “Swimming With a Whale Shark,” “The Elite Nice White,” and “When Sharks Assault.”

My private favourite is “Diving With Sharks.” I had chills operating down my backbone as I watched the divers swim perilously shut to an enormous shiver of sharks whereas inspecting for scars.

“We’re dedicated to pushing the boundaries of storytelling to drive engagement and are grateful to have collaborated with Verizon on this immersive expertise,” mentioned Christen Harris, SVP of platform distribution gross sales at Disney Leisure, on the official web site. “Creating interactive moments with expertise like AR provides followers distinctive entry to our unequalled programming like SHARKFEST.”

“By delivering next-gen leisure and augmented actuality experiences, we’re providing clients partaking and immersive content material that they seemingly haven’t skilled earlier than,” added Kris Soumas, head of shopper content material partnerships for Verizon Client Group. “Nationwide Geographic has unbelievable content material and we’re excited for our clients to work together with it for themselves.”

Nationwide Geographic and Verizon’s Sharkfest AR Expertise is out there now on iOS and Android gadgets till August 1st. For extra data take a look at the official web site here.

Function Picture Credit score: Nationwide Geographic, Verizon