The Pivot App Uses Augmented Reality to See the Past in the Present

By: Meghan Young - Mar 21, 2015
References: kickstarter & fastcoexist
Photographers and artists have been overlaying past and present images together for some time now; but now people can rely on the Pivot app to instantly see what a landscape or city block used to look like years ago instantly. The Pivot app pulls up historical images of a specific location and uses augmented reality to interactively place them on a scene in real-time.

Developed by Asma Jaber, the Pivot app is a great way for people to stay in touch with the past in an easy and convenient way. It also brings added context to an area, which is great for tourists. Yet those who are nostalgic for another era will also appreciate the service the Pivot app provides. It helps preserve cultural heritages.