Augmented reality apps for the logistics sector help companies ensure that their employees are following best practices for shipping, receiving, and storing inventory. Augmented reality apps use GPS tracking to verify that shipments are being transported to the correct destination. They also allow warehouse staff to scan items with their phones or tablets, instantly verifying that inventory is in place. These apps may be integrated into an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system so they can also track sales orders, manufacturing requests, and other aspects of a company's day-to-day operations.
Augmented reality (AR) apps are similar to other mapping-type apps like transportation rental apps, task apps, and delivery apps. Four popular AR apps for logistics are Amazon AR View, FedEx AR View, UPS AR View, and Cargomatic AR.
An AR app for a logistics company. The user receives a quote based on information imputed by the carrier on his log in. If accepted, the carrier receives a notification with all the information including the AR image. Carrier and user can then chat through the app.
An augmented reality app can grow by appealing to a large portion of the logistics industry. Augmented reality apps allow users to interact with virtual objects in real time through a device, such as a smartphone. This technology has been used to train professionals in several industries, including logistics. For example, an augmented reality app could help logistics workers ensure that packages are properly packaged and labeled before being shipped to their destinations. In order for this app to be adopted by professionals in the field, it should provide enough value for users to justify the costs of the equipment needed to use the app.
An augmented reality app for a logistics company faces risks associated with the delivery of sensitive information to third-party devices, the risk of misidentification of the object being delivered, and liability for damage to property. If you are developing an augmented reality app for a logistics company, it is recommended that you carefully consider whether your app will be used as a component in a multi-app solution, or as a standalone application that directly enables the delivery of goods.