Use a $1 bill and the 1600 app to see 12 months in the life of the White House via Augmented Reality


Here's an interesting app that brings together two things that have kept our interest over the last few months, Augmented Reality and The White House. Pokemon Go has whetted the public's appetite about using AR. And the race to win the White House captured the public's attention throughout the year, resulting in the most acrimonious election cycle ever.

Now, a new app released by the White House Historical Association uses AR to turn an ordinary $1 bill into an animated history of the home on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue where the POTUS lives. Download the app, called 1600 for obvious reasons, give it permission to access your camera, and then focus on the back of a $1 bill. It has to be a $1 bill or else the app won't work.

If you've done everything correctly, you'll see the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury seals pop out in 3-D and start spinning. Once the animation begins, you'll be able to turn the dollar to see the sides and back of the White House. What you end up viewing is essentially a year in the life of the most famous house in the world.

You can check this out in advance by clicking on the video found at the top of this story. By the way, looking to adhere to a two-party system, the White House Historical Association is offering the app in both the Apple App Store (iOS) and the Google Play Store (Android).

Download 1600 (iOS|Android)

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source: WhiteHouse via KansasCityStar

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