Argon is a standards-based Augmented Reality (AR) web browser. The goal of Argon is to make AR accessible to the widest possible group of developers and users through a web-centric platform model. The development of Argon and its applications (as an AR research platform as well as for commercial uses, tours and cultural heritage, dramatic experiences, and personal expression) has been a major focus of the AEL since 2009. For a full description, go to the Argon website.
- AR support: background video, gps and orientation tracking all provided seamlessly by the Argon app itself
- Placemarks: geolocations in the world with associated data
- Geospots: specified geolocations that override the GPS for higher precision
- 3D graphics: provided by three.js graphics.
- Panoramas: support for 360º photos that replace the background video
- Feature tracking: provided by the Vuforia tracking system
The previous version of Argon implemented KHARMA, a hybrid language of KML and HMTL. The KHARMA project is described separately. Argon1 is still available in the Apple App Store.