If you have an iPhone or a smart phone, then you can use Facebook’s augmented reality features to help you find what you are looking for. You may not be aware of it, but the social networking giant has been working on this product for quite some time, and today it is available to everyone. You don’t even need to download anything, and if you are logged into your account, then you can search for restaurants by zip code or state.
Unlike the early versions of the AR feature that showed images of a destination in 3D, the latest version of the software allows you to search for restaurants based on your location. With a simple flip of the phone, you can immediately see all of the restaurants in the area, and with the click of a button, you can find out how they are ranked according to your preferences. If you find an establishment that you like, you can enter your address to find out how close it is to you, and the software will even suggest several restaurants based on your input.
If you are worried about having to spend hours searching through results, you don’t have to. Just sign up for an account with the restaurant mobile advertising company, create a username and a password, and then you can begin searching instantly. The augmented reality experience starts only after you choose an app. You can browse through the different categories, search for restaurants based on proximity, or enter your favorite cuisine to find recommendations. Since the system knows where you are in real life, it creates an instant experience that makes you feel at home while dining out.
Like many of the other apps, the mobile ad company offers several demographics to choose from, and ads are also tailored to suit the profile. When you create your profile, you can choose the city that you are from and also select which demographic you would like your ads for. These ads are carefully targeted to make sure that they are only seen by people who are interested in your chosen demographics. After you’ve selected the demographics, you’ll be able to start setting up your Facebook augmented reality effects. These are simply custom advertisements that you can put on top of your regular pictures or in the newsfeed. They work great for restaurants because they give your customers a quick look at what’s going on while they are waiting for their table.
To set up the ads manager, go to the bottom of the page, click on “Apps” and then” Abramson Apps.” Click the link for “Facebook Augmented Reality Ads Manager.” Once you’ve completed this step, you’ll be able to see your ads immediately. To change the image, tap on the images in the menu. You can also add new items to your menu with the right-click function.
Tap into the Facebook Instant Experience view and you’ll be greeted with a series of options for how you would like to customize the ads that will appear on your actual Facebook page. There are two different ways to go about this: one is by changing the actual image and the second is by using the URL. You can customize the image either through the browser or by using the URL. If you choose the latter, you will have to enter a query to specify the image you want, otherwise, it will use the default image that Facebook-owned properties offer. If you change the image, it will change to a default photo that is shown on your newsfeed.
Facebook augmented reality offers a great opportunity for real estate agents to expand their business beyond the traditional real estate listing area and give potential buyers a first-hand look at properties. The ads show on the right hand side of the home feed, which means your customers won’t miss any of your listings. If you are an agent, you can put the photos of each property you are selling so that people who are interested in those properties will have a visual representation of what they can expect to see when they arrive at the property. In the future, you may be able to advertise directly to these individuals so that they never even see your ads on your home feed. It’s all still in the development stage and Facebook plans on expanding the system, but it looks like this feature is headed to the forefront of Facebook’s advertising platform sooner rather than later.
The ads that are displayed on your Facebook account can be customized with any image that is downloaded from your computer or from the internet. One of the coolest aspects of the augmented reality feature is that you can add text to any of the images you post. For example, if you are selling a house in Purchase, Florida, you can put some specific information about the house so that a prospective buyer can get a better understanding of what they can expect when they go to the property. Even though the technology isn’t quite complete at this point, it looks like real estate agents are going to start posting photos of their properties in a near future.