If you’ve ever wondered where you’d end up if you were to transport directly to the other side of the Earth, Google now has a browser-based AR toy that lets you find out. It calls the site Floom, and the experience is pretty simple: you point your phone’s camera at the ground, tap the little tornado object, and it will show you a hole to the other side of the Earth. Then you can open that location in Google Earth to take a look around.
Testing it out was kind of a joy, and I have discovered that, depending on where I am in my house (and how I have my phone angled), I’m directly above either the Middle East, New Zealand, or the Antarctic.
Explore the world with Floom, a new experiment that lets you create AR tunnels to get to the other…
Article originally published https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2021/4/7/22372132/google-ar-web-experience-globe-android-floom