Obviously, as with any blaster toy, the object is to shoot your friends! The AppTag does the shooting and the smartphone keeps score and tracks everything else!
AppTag Laser Blaster brings first person shooter
console gameplay to smartphones in the real world. The App even adds Augmented Reality objects
such as medkits, armour, weapons and ammo packs! For targeting we use a focused infrared beam and sensor
for the 'laser' so it's totally safe.
Each unit has
an IR sender and receiver, and the AppTag unit works
together with an attached smartphone or iPod Touch.
The AppTag unit communicates with iPods, iPhones or
Android devices using high frequency sound - so it
just works with no Bluetooth or WiFi setup required.
The high frequency sounds are well out of human
hearing and don't disturb animals since the volume
is quite low. Importantly - the headphone jack
remains free, so we can use the microphone and the
speaker for sound effects and in game communication.