Softeq developed a proof-of-concept mobile application for one of the world's oldest international boat regattas. It generates overlays augmenting the reality on an Android device’s screen.
All boats are equipped with sensors that send real-time geolocation data to a backend server. As the user aims his Android tablet or phone at a boat during the sailing race, the app displays an informative AR overlay on the camera view on the screen. It shows the boat’s name, class, speed, rank, and more. In order to provide accurate info to the user, the app’s algorithms calculated the boat’s position taking into account the Earth’s curvature.