Augmented reality may seem relatively new to most smartphone users, but the immersive technology has been present on the mobile scene for years. It can most recently be traced back to October 2008 when the Wikitude AR Travel Guide first launched on the T-Mobile G1 Android phone. Many analysts predict AR technology will be featured natively in every smartphone by 2014, with overall revenue generating up to $1.5 billion by 2015. And with the public demanding more engaging and productivity-enhancing apps, software developers are already putting in overtime to create the next wave of interactive smartphone programs. Matter of fact, we compiled a dope collection of AR apps available now. So break free from the norm of Temple Run and Words with Friends by checking out the 10 Coolest Augmented Reality Apps. 

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