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Artists impression of new augmented reality experience in Huyton Village Centre

Augmented reality experience coming to Huyton

by Jonathan Kearney

Visitors to Huyton Village Centre will soon be able to enjoy a new augmented reality experience.

A new app is in development that will enable users to engage in an interactive digital experience within the Village Centre.

The Council has worked with augmented reality specialists Gazooky Studios to develop the ‘Knowsley Dome’, which will be free to download in the New Year.

The augmented reality mobile app uses cutting edge technology that will overlay visual, auditory, and other sensory information onto the real world to create an interactive experience for users, much like an Instagram filter.

The app will be accessible to android and iPhone users through the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

The app will be used as a platform for different digital experiences that will be published during Knowsley’s Borough of Culture Year 2022.

The first digital experience will celebrate Huyton’s identity and allow app users to explore its past, present and future.

New content will also be made available to app users periodically that will appeal to different audiences.

Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “This will be an exciting activity that anyone with a phone can enjoy. I’m looking forward to the augmented reality experience in the Village Centre. This is just one of the many things people can look forward to as part of Knowsley’s Borough of Culture year.”

Keep an eye on Knowsley News and our social media channels for updates on the launch of the new app!