The titles of the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World series are among the most famous films ever. At the beginning of July 2022, the latest part "Jurassic World: A New Age" was released in German cinemas. Now the story of billionaire John Hammond and his dinosaur amusement park is becoming reality, at least in the virtual world, thanks to Dinotracker AR.

With the Dinotracker AR app, owners of an Android or iOS smartphone can search for the primeval lizards and interact with them. The animated dinosaurs appeared life-size over the camera in the real physical environment.

Dinotracker VR uses technology from the Pokémon GO developers

Dinotracker AR was developed by US studio Trigger VR, based in sunny California, and is available on the App Store or Google Play Store. With the help of the app, the dinosaurs can be fed and stroked. These then react, for example, when the users come too close to them. Dinotracker's AR technology is based on Niantic's Lightship SDK and thus offers advanced features. For example, the dinosaurs, including realistic shadows, are covered by physical objects such as buildings or plants. This all happens in real time via the smartphone camera.

Dino search with AR

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Players can encounter the following dinosaurs on their adventure:

  • Velociraptor
  • carnotaurus
  • The most important
  • Tyrannosaurus Rex,
  • Pterandon
  • Stygimoloch
  • Dilophosaurus
  • compsognathus
  • Nasutoceratops