The Epic Reality app uses AR to help tourists with COVID-19 risks in Dubai

April 6, 2021

Offering real-time updates on current health precautions.

‘Epic Reality’ is a new AR-powered travel app that aims to help tourists and event residents of Dubai navigate the Emirate safely amidst the ongoing pandemic, and it’s launching for iOS and Android devices today. More than just a city guide, Epic Reality brings real-time updates of Dubai’s safe and risk zones, with details about current health protocols being implemented.

A special COVID-19 Risk Score will be calculated based on existing data where an algorithm determines how safe a place is. Along with that, you have immediate access to some of Dubai’s most popular tourist spots, providing you with information about each venue along with details about safety health measures. AR is also used so you can rotate the app and see hidden places that you can explore along with some recommendations. With AR, you can simply point your camera and you will have immediate access to information about that place.

“We are extremely excited to be able to allow travelers to enjoy Dubai in a safe and risk-free environment by helping them stay well-informed of the city’s health & safety measures. We want to provide travelers—and locals alike—with essential information on how to get around Dubai during the pandemic when health and safety concerns are top of mind,” said Ahmad Daneshvar, Epic Reality Co-Founder.

New York-based Venture Builder and VC fund Modus Capital partnered with Epic Reality to develop the app, which had an original 2020 release date. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the product underwent some adjustments to maintain the original vision while adapting to the current changes brought upon by COVID-19.

Epic Reality is currently only available for Dubai, but the makers have promised that other cities in the UAE will soon follow as well as cities across Europe and the US. You can download the app on iOS and Android for free.

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.