Articles Archive for May 2010
Apparently Facebook are trying to resurrect QR Codes. Isn’t it time this technology be confined to history and the world moves on and embraces the future. A future where Markers give us the opportunity to interact with 3D and not simple redirection to a website?
Two excellent augmented reality applications for Londoners and visitors to the capital. Find out how London looked in the past and what books have a London setting
We have 2 free tickets to give away for ARE2010. Just tell us why you deserve a ticket and you could be the winner.
Toozla looks like it will be a surefire winner, if you are travelling you have access to your very own audio tour. No waiving your mobile device around in an unknown area, just put in your earphones and when something interesting is nearby the application will tell you.
The latest demo to hit the web is for Soccer City which is one of the major showcase stadiums that will play host during the Cup. It’s a simple run of the mill demo, just print the marker and hold it up to your webcam and move around the stadium in 3D
Own your own lap dancer courtesy of augmented reality.
Metaio recently released an augmented reality game for Nokia devices. Titled Zombie ShootAR, the game takes place in a world overrun with hoards of the undead who are intent on making you lunch.
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Just what the hell is mobile augmented reality anyway. Is it any application that uses the camera or is there a level of augmentedness that the application must include?
Try the new Pringles augmented reality demo for Facebook and control your very own Peter Crouch. The application uses a marker and gesture recognition to control the player. Just move your hand over the desired action and your very own Crouch will do the desired move.
Pizza Hut launched an augmented reality iPhone app recently to help you find the nearest Pizza Hut in your local area. The application is a US only application but oddly has an Australian doing the voice on the video.
Today Metaio (the developers of Junaio) announced that their partners ROFO and HotPads are one of the first in the real estate industry to use augmented reality to visually show users all nearby properties in a several mile radius on their phone to take the hassle out of property search
Verizon’s latest advertisement for the DROID is showing Layar and Lunch layer. The layer enables you to see where the nearest restaurants are in your camera view just by holding up your phone and panning around you.
Win tickets to ARE2010 courtesy of the nice guys over at Zenitum. To win the tickets all you have to do is install Space InvadAR for the Android and get the highest score. To prove your score just upload a video of you playing the game to YouTube and send a tweet to @zenitum with a link to your video
Awesome example of using augmented reality and a Lego powered robot to solve a Rubik’s cube.
If you are stuck trying to solve a Sudoku puzzle or want to show your friends just how quickly you can solve a puzzle, then try this handy mobile augmented reality puzzle solver.
Augmented reality marketing campaigns are getting more and more complex with advertisers looking to engage consumers with their campaigns to provide a better ROI, and of course help the campaign go viral. Hotels.com is the latest big brand to test the water with augmented reality, and they have done an excellent job with consumer engagement.
The Gorillaz new album, Plastic Beach is out and to launch the album as well as promote the forth coming ‘Escape to the Plastic Beach’ tour with some fanfare, a rather tasty augmented reality campaign has been created.
Doing a bit of digging this morning, it looks like Disney are about to launch an augmented reality game called Concert Mayhem which is based around characters from the new I’m In The Band sitcom.
The competition is simple, just do what you love doing and create Worlds for the Wikitude augmented reality mobile browser, and every World submitted will be entered will into the Wikitude World competition giving you the chance to win some fabulous mobile phones.
Tagwhat differentiates itself from other augmented reality applications by focusing on the social networking angle rather than by providing users with a visual search engine. It’s not about using augmented reality for finding your nearest station or restaurant but keeping up to date with what your friends and contacts are doing and what they are tagging.
Space InvadAR is a game from Zenitum that uses an image of the planet Earth rather than a black/white marker as the playing surface, a nice touch it the planet actually revolves.