Real Strike Augmented Reality iPhone App

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The developers of the Real Strike, an “3D Augmented Reality FPS Gun App”, sent us an email asking to have their app reviewed. I was intrigued so I paid the $2.99 it cost and downloaded the app. The app displays video from the iPhone/iPod/iPad rear camera and superimposes video game style guns. It was pretty nifty, for about two minutes. I had expected an app with the words “3D”, “Augmented Reality” and “FPS” to actually allow me to interact with an augmented reality like, for example, shoot virtual targets.

Because the application is nothing more than one of the many “3d gun” apps that are prevalent in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, with the slight addition of a camera, I give it 1 star rating (out of 5 stars). If it was selling for $0.99 I would have given it 4 stars for being a nifty demo.


Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • Samopal

    Slow news day?

  • Woodroez

    Harsh reviewer! Yeah though, that seems like a pretty fluffy app.

  • Dilhack

    They may want to think twice before using an Activision model from MW3 for their app…smells of copyright infringement and those video game companies tend to be mean in courtrooms.

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/ Steve (The Firearm Blog)

      I did think the models where familiar!

    • Mr. Dimples

      Looks like I’m not the only one who actually noticed it. This means it won’t be hard until someone from Activision to notice it as well.

  • Dave Derrick

    What a rip! The reviewer pays for the app??? I always submit free versions of my apps to reviewers.

  • http://nwpodcast.blogspot.com Bill

    using the camera makes it more fun.

    there is an android app i like (and the kids like even more) that keeps it simple – a couple of shotguns and a glock. basic is best.

    it does have night sights (for lowlight) and can sense if you are leading the target (i.e. birds) with shot placement. the kids like to do “quickdraw” cause you can save the images to see who hit where first.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pgo.talltree.bpshooter

    sounds like a commercial. sorry.