Articles Archive for December 2009
Imagine using your mobile device to point at any player at a sporting event and being able to have access to related statistics. How far that player has ran, how many goals he has scored as well as other useful information. EYEPLY are a start-up company that are working on such solutions. The future may not be as far away as you think.
Just a quick happy Christmas post today as I know many of you are finishing work for the holiday. I’m behind with blogging, emails, and twitter as I am on holiday in Brazil and getting …
Toozla have just announced the launch of what I think is the worlds first augmented reality sound browser. It works just like Layar or Wikitude in that it uses location based services to determine your current location and then depending on what channels you are subscribed to will give you an audio commentary. The channels include a Tourist channel for finding information on nearby landmarks, a Services channel to receive promotional information from shops and business and a Weather and Chat channel
The votes have been counted for the first ever Augmented Planet Readers Choice awards. We asked you the readers to vote for the augmented reality applications and demos that have caught your eye in 2009. We are pleased to annouce the winners are:
QuickMark have recently teamed up with Google who have distributed over 100,000 QR codes to local businesses in the US. The announcement states:
“We’ve identified over 100,000 businesses in the U.S. as “Favorite Places on Google” based on Google users’ interaction with local business listings. Each business is receiving a window decal with a unique QR code that you scan with your phone to read reviews, star the business as your own favorite and more.”
Rouli at ARTimes has been running a series of predictions this week on what experts in augmented reality predict will happen in 2010. Yesterday Rouli published my predictions, today I take a look at each of my predictions and explain my rational and whether or not I still believe.
Google Goggles must have the CEOs of the various augmented reality browser companies laying awake at night as Google are about to change the way location aware augmented reality browsers work.
Check out the fantastic new augmented reality demo from Total Immersion for Coca-Cola Zero and the upcoming hit movie; Avatar. The demo uses marker based technology on a Coke Zero bottle to engage the viewer into the world of Avatar using cool 3D graphics and augmented reality technology
Ingloble Technologies have released the first ever augmented reality greetings card service which is a dream come true to people like me. I can send a free greetings card that uses augmented reality and send a greetings card that will be remembered. The service works really well and is bound to be sure fire hit this Christmas. Just visit www.arwishes.com to design your card, select the image and a music track, enter the recipients name and a message then hit send and you’re done.
Google have just announced their first augmented reality application for the Android device. Google Googles for the Android allows users to search by taking pictures of real world objects and having Google provide related information. However unlike existing augmented reality browsers that rely on a compass and location based services to provide search data Google Goggles uses LBS and image recongition.
Until today, Symbian users have had very little to shout about when looking for augmented reality applications, but the good news is if you are a Nokia 97 owner you can now download Wikitude from OVI.
Layar 3.0 is now available in the Android Marketplace. The Beatles Tour developed by a London based company and fellow augmented reality blogger is one of the most exciting launch layers available. Start the tour, and you are guided to the first location where you have a unique picture opportunity with Ringo, Paul, John and George on the famous zebra crossing in Abbey Road
If you have an iPhone and you love Twitter then take a look at Presselite’s new augmented reality application that lets you see nearby tweets in a 360 camera view.