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