We all have picked up and watched a movie that looked really exciting in the poster, only to feel mislead when the movie itself is very sub-par. We created a tool that we can use to evade encountering this problem again by enabling easy access to view movie trailers and read Imdb ratings and reviews on-deamnd.
What it does
Our application augments movie posters and DVD covers to reveal information about the cast, ratings, and reviews while also providing an immersive trailer viewing experience.
How we built it
We utilized the Vuforia API and the Unity engine to recognize keys (movie posters and covers) and overlay the trailer in an augmented reality environment in Google Cardboard.
Challenges we ran into
We needed to learn the Vuforia API and Unity in a single day when only one group member had slight experience with Vuforia and the other two group members had never used Unity.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We figured out a virtual/augmented reality API and a developer engine in a day and created a working demo for a useful project.
What we learned
Our team learned how to work with augmented reality environments and how to develop for Google Cardboard and other VR headsets.
What's next for TrailerVR
We plan to implement a larger cloud storage to expand the database so the application works on a wider range of movies. We also see potential for web integration with popular movie and television providers, like Netflix or Comcast, to save a list of movies to watch later or schedule recordings to home DVRs.