Google Tango

What is Tango?

Google Tango is the first consumer hardware platform for mobile Augmented Reality. It uses computer vision to enable mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to detect their position relative to the world around them without using GPS or other external signals.

The Signal Garden team leads Tango development having helped to deliver:

  • The top two most downloaded third-party Tango apps.
  • Winners at the Google I/O 2015 Tango Hackathon.
  • Finalists in every category of the 2015 Tango Build-An-App contest.
  • The overall Best-In-Show winning app of the 2015 Tango Build-An-App contest.
  • The only AR/VR app to earn a place at the 2016 Google Play Store Indie Games Festival.

Signal Garden developed the Tango Workshop for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and delivered Tango at MIT Media Lab’s 2016 AR/VR Hackathon on Google’s behalf. The complete source code and workshop instructions are available on GitHub here:

Outlets including Engadget and PocketNow have named Signal Garden’s Signal Mapper utility the best commercial app for Tango, and Johnny Lee (Google, Tango Engineering Director) featured the app presenting Tango during the Google I/O 2017 AR/VR Keynote.

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