Augmented reality (AR) is changing the way smart phones and tablets are being used. Ingress – a gaming app that fuses real world maps with a sci fi driven narrative – is a gateway for bringing people together via AR. It raises questions about how users interact with technology and access information.
Ingress was created by Niantic Labs – a startup company that is part of Google. The company took its name from a whaling vessel that brought people to San Francisco in the Gold Rush, 1849.