Work with experienced VR & AR developers and designers

The past few years have been a breakthrough period for both virtual reality and augmented reality. While big-name VR hardware like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Playstation VR all hit the marketplace, the worldwide hit Pokémon Go brought augmented reality into the mainstream, setting App Store records in the process.

Guaraná has been a leading Toronto mobile app development company for over 10 years. We specialize in creating Android and iOS VR/AR games, simulators, and innovative virtual environments.

Virtual reality and augmented reality have become intertwined in everyday technology and our developers are helping clients across industries realize the potential, whether they’re looking to build a multiplayer game, e-commerce platform, or create educational opportunities.

If you’re thinking about getting on board with this trend, let us help bring your idea to life.

VR & AR Agency in Toronto & Montreal

For over a decade, Guaraná has been a leader in web and mobile app development. We embrace new technology and ideas to help our clients reach new heights in brand recognition and revenue growth.

We understand the nuances and unique features augmented and virtual reality brings and have helped companies of all sizes put those features to their advantage. Our specialists work closely with our clients to understand their short-term and long-term goals so we can identify the ideal platform for their projects.

Learn how a Guaraná development specialist can help you make the most out of your virtual presence.

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Features & benefits of using VR & AR development


Our advanced AR & VR services are designed to highlight the range of possibilities offered through this innovative technology. We help our clients realize the infinite potential, from games to retail opportunities and more.

Consumer Engagement

Consumers are looking for new ways to engage with their favourite brands and virtual/augmented reality is the ideal solution. Our developers help their clients increase user engagement with fresh, new technology.


The desire to bring technology with us on the go is greater than ever. With our dynamic VR/AR development services, we help clients monetize and utilize the opportunities to connect with consumers in a more mobile way.

Our expertise with VR & AR development

Virtual and augmented reality is changing the way we interact with technology and we’re excited to be a part of the action. Our experienced developers understand the nuances of this technology and can leverage its unique features to help our clients reach new heights in user engagement and revenue.

Our virtual reality and augmented reality specialists have helped businesses in every major industry realize the potential of this new and innovative technology, including:

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This innovative technology allows engineers and designers to visualize how a vehicle will look and function before the building process begins.

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Healthcare specialists can practice techniques on simulated bodies before executing high-risk surgeries and students can learn in a more unique way.

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Arts & Culture

Museums and cultural centres can utilize AR to transform the way patrons experience the arts, from custom guided tours to educational opportunities for students.

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With VR/AR reality, the tourism industry can help its clients experience a destination before they arrive, experiencing its landmarks and amenities.

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Virtual Reality vs Augmented Reality

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Virtual reality (VR) is a computer technology that uses Virtual reality headsets, sometimes in combination with physical spaces or multi-projected environments, to generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations that simulate a user’s physical presence in a virtual or imaginary environment.

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Augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are “augmented” by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called computer-mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified by a computer.

Who is VR & AR Development for?

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for startups

Tech Startups

Startups and innovation go hand-in-hand. We help budding businesses redefine their place in the market with our engaging VR and AR development services.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Development for Existing Businesses

Existing Businesses

Established companies can benefit from expanding their portfolios and embracing new technology. We help our clients achieve those goals through AR/VR development.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality development for Manufacturers


Manufacturing is changing every day and production leaders must keep up with consumer needs. Our developers help them understand how VR/AR development can help.

What Can Be Done with VR & AR? 

From marketing stunts to product enhancement, there are many ways brands have used this technology in order to impress, engage, and wow customers and users all over the world.

The possibilities are endless, but here are just a few of the most common uses for augmented and virtual reality:


An extremely engaging experience for all ages. Create AR/VR games that interact with your product or the users’ surroundings.

VR AR Simulator

Create real-life experiences by using AR/VR to simulate training, product experiences or any adventure you can think of.

VR AR Product Experience

Enhance your product experience by adding an AR/VR engagement element to it through a mobile app.

VR AR Virtual environments

Create a unique brand experience by using VR/AR to build virtual environments such as virtual stores and online shopping.



We’ll help you define the scope of your project and the goals for your new mobile app to determine if our VR or AR services are right for your business.


We get to work creating a custom wireframe, UX/UI and incorporate the unique features that you desire for your app before we move on to regular testing.


We present the final product to the market and closely monitor its progress and reviews to ensure it’s meeting expectations and achieving your desired goals.

What it is like to work with our developers

★★★★★ – Trisha Stone – CEO at In the mood 
Guaraná managed all of the technical elements of the design/build of my mobile application, In the Mood. They’re creative, they care, and they build great products. I have come to rely on them to not only build an amazing product but to also offer strategic advice on design and growth.

Frequently asked questions about VR & AR

What is virtual reality?

Virtual reality involves using computer technology to create a simulated environment. This technology includes a head-mounted display that users wear to begin the virtual experience.

This technology allows the user to become a part of the experience, immersing them in the chosen environment. Rather than watching a screen, they are given a 3D world in which they can interact. It is designed to stimulate multiple senses from vision to hearing and touch.

What is augmented reality?

Augmented reality is an innovative technology that allows users to supplement digital content, from images and sound to text, over a real-world environment. It is an enhanced reality with varying interactive elements.

This technology has become an important part of the consumer landscape and is primarily used on smartphones to display an enhanced version of the real world. Users can add 3D models, change colours, alter an appearance through filters, and more.

What is VR & AR app development?

Virtual and augmented reality development is a complex process that involves adding interactive elements to everyday technology and engaging with users in a new way.

For virtual reality, developing this technology involves creating an immersive experience using hardware that ignites the user’s senses. When it comes to augmented reality, the process is slightly different, as a developer is tasked with incorporating interactive elements to an existing smart device, including filters or 3D applications.

At Guaraná, our mobile and web app developers know how to leverage this innovative technology to change the way your business competes in the marketplace. We create real-world environments and multi-projected environments that draw in users and encourage them to engage with our clients. We believe in utilizing new technology to build on current innovations and take mobile technology to new heights. We work with clients across industries to determine if our AR or VR development services are right for their businesses.

What is VR & AR app development used for?

These unique technologies are designed for different purposes, though they both offer elements of interactiveness and innovation to today’s technology.

Virtual reality is used to create experiences for various industries from e-commerce to manufacturing, military, and consumer-focused iOS VR games. Developers can utilize this immersive technology to help users become a part of their simulated environment.

Augmented reality is designed to change real-world perceptions and is ideal for industries like manufacturing and construction, where AR allows developers to create enterprise-focused tools for factory workers. Retail has become synonymous with AR apps in recent years, as companies look for new ways to engage with their customers outside of their brick-and-mortar stores — adding features like interactive makeup stations or allowing homeowners to visualize how a brand’s furniture will fit in their home.

At Guaraná, we’re at the forefront of VR/AR development and have seen first-hand how this innovative technology is changing the way users interact with brands. Our developers are proficient in designing apps that are not only engaging but are scalable and able to compete in a challenging marketplace.

What is the role of a VR & AR app developer?

The role of a VR & AR developer is to design full-scale mobile apps that reach audiences in new and creative ways. They’re tasked with utilizing the hardware and software at their disposal to create immersive experiences.

Professional developers are responsible for understanding their clients’ unique goals for AR & VR development and applying those needs to every step of the development process from planning to execution. They must be able to understand the nuances of their client’s industry and translate those details into an application that speaks to their audience.

Why do I need a VR & AR app developer?

AR/VR development is a unique, complex process that involves incorporating advanced hardware and software to effectively bring this technology to life. Developing either technology involves an in-depth knowledge of today’s programming languages and an understanding of how these technologies play important roles in their respective industries.

When it comes to augmented or virtual reality development, it’s important to seek out an experienced developer who can take your initial idea and cultivate a well-rounded and robust app. A professional developer is not only an expert in the technical side of the process but understands the most effective ways for clients to utilize this technology to build their brand.

At Guaraná, we provide full-service VR and AR app services with developers who have helped clients across North America. We’re your partners in Android and iOS VR/AR, utilizing our extensive knowledge and experience to create apps that engage with users in new and innovative ways.

What are the benefits of VR & AR app development?

These technologies have become a key part of everyday consumer behaviour, from immersive gaming experiences to interactive retail opportunities. Its innovation offers several unique benefits to industry leaders, including:

Advanced Learning Experience
Various industries, including the educational sector, are leveraging AR & VR technologies to create unique learning opportunities, expand language capabilities, and offer real-time interactive engagement.

Effortless Mobility
Convenience and accessibility are essential components for user-friendly mobile applications. Incorporating virtual and augmented reality is a dynamic way of providing consumers with the mobility they need in everyday life.

Marketing Opportunities
When companies utilize virtual and augmented reality, they are also incorporating additional marketing opportunities by allowing users to experience what they offer in real-time.

How to get started with VR & AR app development

The first step to launching an AR or VR app is finding an experienced developer with the tools and skillset to bring your vision to life.

At Guaraná, your developer is your partner from start to finish. We’re committed to working closely with our clients to take the original idea and create a fully-developed mobile app that is innovative and engaging. We’ll leverage the unique technologies in virtual and augmented reality to ensure your app creates an immersive experience for the user.

We take the time to understand the goal for your app and will use our expertise to identify the best platform to launch the final product. We’ll guide you through our detailed process, from creating a wireframe to the final rounds of pre-launch testing. Once your app is live, our team will closely monitor its progress to ensure it’s performing to our standards and free of bugs or malware.

What VR & AR app development services does Guaraná provide?

Guaraná is proud to offer a wide range of specialized AR & VR development services designed to increase our clients' brand awareness and interactive user engagement. We understand how important this new technology is to the consumer landscape and how it provides an unparalleled level of insight and expertise to help our clients take advantage of AR & VR apps.

We help clients across North America embrace every feature and benefit these modern technologies provide, from improved learning experiences to enhanced consumer engagement. Our full-service developers are committed to creating dynamic, scalable applications for every major industry, from automotive and manufacturing to retail and tourism.

When you work alongside a Guaraná VR/AR app developer, you can feel confident your brand’s vision is in capable hands.

Where does Guaraná provide VR & AR app development services?

Guaraná is proud to provide professional AR and VR development services across North America. We’ve helped clients discuss their projects in person at our Toronto and Montreal offices and internationally via phone and email. We’re always on hand to talk shop and answer any questions you have about your new app.

We’re ready to help our clients embrace the innovative technology of tomorrow with robust, scalable applications that stand out in the marketplace. Get in touch with us today to get started.

How can I get in touch with Guaraná’s VR & AR application developers?

If you’re ready to embrace the world of virtual and augmented reality, get in touch with us today. Visit our Toronto or Montreal office for an in-person consultation, give us a call, or send us an email to get started.