While social distancing guidelines are still in effect, many Fourth of July celebrations have been put on hold. Though nothing can replace the real thing, HoloPundits, a technology company, has created a free augmented reality fireworks experience.
“We wanted to make something special for the public to enjoy,” said Vinod Dega, founder and CEO of HoloPundits. “With our app, Fourth of July fireworks can be brought to life wherever you are through augmented reality.”
The app, called TotalAR, puts fireworks displays in the sky through your smartphone or tablet, giving you the chance to see these bursts of light as if you’re seeing them in person.
The 12-minute fireworks display will be available to view between 9 p.m. and midnight local time on July 4. Those interested can watch it once or multiple times before midnight.
“People can enjoy the holiday safely, and that is important to us,” said Dega.
To enjoy the experience, download the TotalAR app for free on Google Play or the App Store (no ads appear in the app, so don’t worry about that). Allow the app to enable camera and location services, open the app, and click on the Geo AR option.
You can check out a video that demonstrates the tech below: