Articles in the iPhone Category
Nokia entered the augmented reality gaming market with a game called ‘Conspiracy For Good’. The game developed in conjunction with Tim Kring (the director of Heroes), sees players pit their wits against a corrupt company, using their Nokia device players can take on assignments in their city to help bring the company down.
If you’re a golf fan and looking for that extra edge out on the course then augmented reality could provide an answer. Golfscape is an iPhone application that comes with the course details for over 35,000 golf courses worldwide. Using the application you are able to see the course overview, hazards, distance to the green etc and make a better choice of club.
The Ben & Jerry’s Scoop of Happiness iPhone application is officially the first standalone natural feature tracking application to be released for the iPhone. It also has the honour of being the first natural feature tracking application to be used by a major brand.
June was a busy month for iPhone developers, with 42 new augmented reality applications being published to the Apple App Store. In addition, there were 57 updates to existing augmented reality application over the month.
If you’re looking for your first demo of feature tracking for the iPhone (I’m pretty sure the feature is also there for junaio Android users) then make sure you have junaio installed, go to the featured channel and click the GLUE demo option.
Natural feature tracking is going to be big and take the mobile world by storm. At Augmented Planet we think what while iOS3 represented the year of the augmented reality browser, iOS4 will become the year of the natural feature tracking application.
These are just some of the scenarios that natural feature tracking makes possible, and hopefully we can expect in the future:
The most popular genre of augmented reality games so far are those that require you to pan around and flight the aliens, ghosts, slime or whatever else comes at you from all sides. With iOS4 opening the camera API for developers we’ll start to see image recognition games making an appearance very soon.
The IBM Seer application is ‘the’ essential application for tennis fans attending Wimbledon this year. If you haven’t heard of Seer, it tells you everything you need to know about what is happening at Wimbledon. And when we say everything we really mean everything.
I came across an augmented reality demo a few weeks back that showed real-time tracking of players in a football game to show when they strayed offside. Assuming it is real, the most interesting bit is that the description says ‘based on Layar technology’
Apple have opened up the iPhone camera API for developers, July promised to be an interesting month and we should see some interesting applications being made available. The first of which is Flying Legends a natural feature recognition flight sim
Our research showed that there were 338 applications listed as ‘augmented reality applications’, plus we found a further 42 applications that were not listed as augmented reality applications but we included in our data. The total applications included in the data is 380 applications.
If you have played Pandemica or Arcade Reality then the game is very similar, only this time instead of pitting your wits against an Alien attack you’ll be fighting for survival against hordes of ghosts who’ll attack you with their ectoplasm.
The battle lines are drawn. Dig out your spray cans and spray your neighbours house with graffiti, team up with your friends to become the neighbourhood graffiti king.
I have been meaning to write about Microsoft Tags for a while, and since yesterday I was on a rant about QR Codes now is as a good a time as ever. Microsoft Tags and QR Codes are like peas in a pod. Both offer you dynamic links so you can update where the code points and both can give you rich stats enabling you to the monitor the efficiency of your campaign and well as track the geographic location of your visitors. So what’s so different about Microsoft Tags?
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.