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Augmented Reality Golf – But Not What You Think
Tuesday, 11 May, 2010 – 12:19 | 5 Comments
Augmented Reality Golf – But Not What You Think

Gigaputt is a game that takes place in your own neighbourhood, a game where climbing over your neighbours fence and wading though their flower beds to get your ball is all part the fun.

iPhone Augmented Reality Marker Tracking
Tuesday, 4 May, 2010 – 14:04 | 6 Comments
iPhone Augmented Reality Marker Tracking

We don’t often publish random augmented reality demos from YouTube showing spinning cubes or the like, but since iPhone OS 4.0 opens up the camera API to developers we thought we’d post some proof that the iPhone will support multi marker tracking.

Hidden Sky
Tuesday, 4 May, 2010 – 11:28 | 4 Comments
Hidden Sky

There are a few applications that show you the locations of man made satellites (eg the location of the DirectTV satellite). While these applications are designed to help you install a satellite dish they are horrendously expensive, one actually cost £11.99 (around $17.99).

Augmented Reality Jigsaw Live
Thursday, 29 Apr, 2010 – 20:23 | 3 Comments
Augmented Reality Jigsaw Live

The new game titled Jigsaw Live takes advantage of new features added to the iPhone OS and provides the user with a constantly changing puzzle to solve. Unlike most jigsaws which are based around static images, Jigsaw Live uses the iPhone video camera to provide a constantly changing puzzle. Depending on how brave you are feeling your puzzle can be as small as 4 pieces or as large as 100.

Visualize Earthquakes with Wikitude
Friday, 16 Apr, 2010 – 10:01 | 6 Comments
Visualize Earthquakes with Wikitude

A new World for Wikitude has been released that helps users visualise earthquake data through augmented reality and a mobile device. The World shows users the last 7 days of earthquake activity and you’d be surprised just how much activity there is.

Find a second hand cAR: Autotrader on the iPhone
Thursday, 18 Mar, 2010 – 14:56 | 3 Comments
Find a second hand cAR: Autotrader on the iPhone

This week, AutoTrader have enhanced their iPhone application by adding augmented reality and allowing users to search for cars for sale in their local area, similar to ones that they snap with their iPhones camera.

ScavengAR and Junaio
Wednesday, 17 Mar, 2010 – 13:37 | 2 Comments
ScavengAR and Junaio

The new Junaio browser has the ability to recognise markers, so at SXSW delegates had the opportunity to take part in a scavenger hunt at the show. This involved installing Junaio and then hunting down people in the special tee-shirts that have markers or finding carefully hidden markers around the event.

Build Mobile Augmented Reality Applications In 1 Hour
Thursday, 11 Mar, 2010 – 15:30 | 8 Comments
Build Mobile Augmented Reality Applications In 1 Hour

I ran an interesting workshop at Mobile World Congress for people interested in augmented reality. The topic, should I build a plug-in for another application or write my own application came up along with how do I make money? So what are the pros and cons of each and is there a 3rd better way?

Augmented Reality Dating For The iPhone
Thursday, 4 Mar, 2010 – 17:00 | 5 Comments
Augmented Reality Dating For The iPhone

Could augmented reality dating be the next big thing? Street Spark have created an augmented reality application for the iPhone that allows you to findpotential love matches around you, view their profile and send them chat messages. Looking for love, why not give it a go?

Layar 3 Back To The iPhone – worth the wait?
Wednesday, 3 Mar, 2010 – 13:19 | 9 Comments
Layar 3 Back To The iPhone – worth the wait?

Layar was pulled from the appstore a month or so back but makes it’s return with version 3.0. An update with new 3D layers. Has it been worth the wait? Layar fans may want to skip today’s blog and get themselves a cup of coffee.

Layar The First Augmented Reality AppStore
Tuesday, 16 Feb, 2010 – 12:38 | 2 Comments
Layar The First Augmented Reality AppStore

If you have an idea for a new layer but have been put off developing it because there is no revenue opportunities then good news. Layar announce that from mid March developers will have the option to produce both free and chargeable content. Layar are making a serious bid to become the augmented reality application store for all devices.

Tiger Beer for the iPhone
Monday, 15 Feb, 2010 – 11:51 | 2 Comments
Tiger Beer for the iPhone

Stuck for a beer? Tiger Beer is here. Tiger Beer are the latest brand to throw their hat in to the ring and release an augmented reality iPhone application. Like all augmented reality applications we have seen, it has an AR view, hold the device up and see the results in the camera view, or see them in a map. Nothing new there. But it seems that advertisers are finally catching on to the whole concept of augmented reality as a branding platform.

Wikitude World Browser Update – Quick Look
Thursday, 11 Feb, 2010 – 23:03 | 3 Comments
Wikitude World Browser Update – Quick Look

The latest update of the Wikitude World Browser hits the iPhone store. We take a very early look to see whats new, whats hot, and whats not.

Ultimate Guide To iPhone Augmented Reality – Part III Browsers
Tuesday, 9 Feb, 2010 – 13:58 | 8 Comments
Ultimate Guide To iPhone Augmented Reality – Part III Browsers

Say augmented reality to any iPhone owner and they’ll say Wikitude or Layar. A detailed scan through the appstore shows there are more browsers than any other category of mobile augmented reality application. We continue the ultimate guide to iPhone augmented reality and focus on the augmented reality browser. Are there any threats to the Wikitude crown? What’s hot and what’s not.

Augmented Reality Browsers Innovation & Best Practices
Friday, 5 Feb, 2010 – 13:44 | 6 Comments
Augmented Reality Browsers Innovation & Best Practices

Building augmented reality applications presents developers with a unique challenge. How do you build a user interface that presents a large amount of data to users, data that needs to reflect distance and location, and may have multiple data in the same location. Visually laying out that data is challenging. We look at some of the unique approaches some developers are taking to solve this problem.

Augmented Reality Navigator and Impact Detection
Tuesday, 2 Feb, 2010 – 13:02 | One Comment
Augmented Reality Navigator and Impact Detection

iDRNAVI is a multifunctional drive-recorder that displays GPS data, acceleration, speed. Its also a GPS logger, will record up to 120 minutes of video and should you have a crash it will email the impact to any email address you specify. With a description and functionality like that it was just begging to be installed and tested.

But is it as good as it sounds?

Ultimate Guide To iPhone Augmented Reality Part II
Friday, 29 Jan, 2010 – 13:02 | 5 Comments
Ultimate Guide To iPhone Augmented Reality Part II

We continue to look at every augmented reality iPhone application available in the Apple appstore. Today we look at navigation.

Ultimate Guide To iPhone Augmented Reality Part I
Tuesday, 26 Jan, 2010 – 17:20 | 10 Comments
Ultimate Guide To iPhone Augmented Reality Part I

Now is a good time to be thinking about releasing an augmented reality application, but what’s out there in the appstore already? Searching the appstore for ‘augmented reality’ used to produce a single page of results, these days there are hundreds of apps all fighting for your attention and hard earned pennies. We thought we would take a look and see what applications are available. Welcome to part one of the ultimate guide to iPhone augmented reality applications.

WhereMark Augmented Reality Browser
Wednesday, 20 Jan, 2010 – 13:24 | One Comment
WhereMark Augmented Reality Browser

I was on holiday when WhereMark hit the iPhone store in December but I was in contact with the developers back in September when they released a preview video to Youtube and remember being excited about it.

Having had a chance to test the released version I have to say they have done a pretty good job and lived up to my expectations.

Twitter 360 Augmented Reality Application
Tuesday, 1 Dec, 2009 – 15:57 | 4 Comments
Twitter 360 Augmented Reality Application

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.

Pandemica Augmented Reality Game
Monday, 30 Nov, 2009 – 11:24 | 13 Comments
Pandemica Augmented Reality Game

Pandemica from XMG Studios is the latest augmented reality iPhone game that uses the camera and accelerometer to produce an entertaining arcade style shooter that you can experience with full 360 degrees of movement. Pandemica transforms your iPhone into a sub-field bio-scanner that can detect the invisible alien organisms that are around you.

MMORPG Augmented Reality Game
Wednesday, 25 Nov, 2009 – 16:06 | 7 Comments
MMORPG Augmented Reality Game

Parallel Kingdom is a massively multi-player online role playing game that takes place around you. The game uses GPS to figure out your location and places the character directly in your neighbourhood where you can explore, declare war on other players or just fight the many creatures that live there