Bicentennial app offers augmented reality experience

By | November 2, 2017

Throughout 2017, U-M has celebrated its Bicentennial in many ways. One particularly novel tribute is MGoView. Developed over 15 months at the School of Information, this multifaceted app offers a virtual tour—or augments a physical tour—of 30 sites on the U-M campus. Those on site can use the phone’s camera to view locations and find icons. Offsite, photos can be swiped to view locations, surroundings and special features. MGoView has been downloaded more than 3,000 times. It’s available for free at as an iPhone or Android app.

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Evan Hoye, MGoView project manager from the School of Information, demonstrates the MGoView app. (Jeffrey Smith, School of Information)