Microsoft leaker WalkingCat is at it again, revealing an app letting users tour Microsoft’s Redmond campus (which will be significantly changed in the next few years) in Augmented Reality. Although currently unavailable on iOS, we managed to get the app working on our Windows 10 PC and Android phone, and it’s a pretty cool experience.
— WalkingCat (@h0x0d) December 8, 2017
The first step in getting started is to install the app by visiting the links below. This type of experience is best done on a Tablet PC with a world facing camera (like a Surface Pro 4,) since you can experience it with a larger screen.
You can then visit this link, and download the PDF file with a special patterned image. If you’d like, you can print out this image and use it on a desk, or you can simply view the PDF/image from a secondary device. We’ve also included the image below. Quite obviously, the final step is to open the app and scan the image seen in the PDF file using the application.
Again, this is an awesome experience, as you can see an overlay of the new campus on the grounds of the old one by pushing the (+) on the top left corner. There are even some special spots where you can touch for a closer view of things. If you’ve tried it out, let us know your thoughts below.