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Sesame Street And Augmented Reality Bring Toys Alive
Tuesday, 25 Sep, 2012 – 20:03 | 2 Comments
Sesame Street And Augmented Reality Bring Toys Alive

 
Qualcomm’s Vuforia augmented reality SDK is without doubt one of the most powerful tools on the market for creating augmented reality experiences.
If you haven’t already, check out the proof of concept demo from Qualcomm and …

Wikitude – Technology Spotlight
Sunday, 16 Sep, 2012 – 15:47 | 3 Comments
Wikitude – Technology Spotlight

Wikitude, serial winners of the Augmented Planet’s Reader Choice Awards, the only AR awards voted for by you, real AR users, recently added natural feature tracking to their browser.
The natural feature tracking functionality now enables …

ARLab – Technology Spotlight
Sunday, 16 Sep, 2012 – 14:12 | No Comment
ARLab – Technology Spotlight

If you are looking to build AR applications you are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a rich platform that will give you all the features you need.
To add to the mix of …

Augmented Planet Event – The Agenda
Sunday, 16 Sep, 2012 – 12:26 | No Comment
Augmented Planet Event – The Agenda

This year’s Augmented Planet event, the event that showcases innovation in augmented reality is shaping up to be the biggest and best ever. With the agenda now published (see below), I have to admit, there …

Augmented Planet 2012 – The AR Developer Event
Sunday, 22 Jul, 2012 – 10:25 | 4 Comments
Augmented Planet 2012 – The AR Developer Event

The UKs largest augmented reality conference is back!. Now in our 4th year, Augmented Planet 2012 is the UKs largest augmented reality conference dedicated to building augmented reality applications.
Augmented Planet 2012 will take place in …

Wikitude Gaming SDK and Games
Wednesday, 16 May, 2012 – 21:16 | No Comment
Wikitude Gaming SDK and Games

When you think about augmented reality browsers, gaming is probably not something that springs immediately to mind. Sure other augmented reality browser platforms have dipped their toes in to gaming but these have mostly been …

DroidAR Tools for Android
Monday, 6 Feb, 2012 – 15:17 | One Comment
DroidAR Tools for Android

I know I blog a lot about iOS and often neglect our Android readers, so it’s always good to hear from Android developers who ask ‘how about me’. Good stuff.
This morning I posted about the …

Developing Augmented Reality Applications is Obvious
Monday, 6 Feb, 2012 – 12:49 | No Comment
Developing Augmented Reality Applications is Obvious

After writing a book last year on developing content for augmented reality browsers using Layar, junaio and Wikitude, I’m pleased to say that I will shortly be starting a more ambitious book project focused on …

Augmented Reality Tools Now Free From metaio
Thursday, 8 Dec, 2011 – 18:07 | One Comment
Augmented Reality Tools Now Free From metaio

No doubt about it, everyone wants to capture the augmented reality developer and have them building applications using their tools. Even a casual search around Google will dig up a plethora of SDKs all demanding …

Cool AR Concept for Xbox Kinect
Friday, 25 Nov, 2011 – 15:42 | No Comment
Cool AR Concept for Xbox Kinect

Immersive gameplay where you become the character in a game is an interesting concept and one that I think the Xbox Kinect will do pretty well at.  Below is an interesting video from a developer …

Ball Invasion – AR Gaming Using SLAM Technology
Wednesday, 10 Aug, 2011 – 10:37 | No Comment
Ball Invasion – AR Gaming Using SLAM Technology

The trouble with mobile augmented reality games that use the camera feed for the background is the camera usage is entirely superficial. If you’re fighting aliens, watching them appear from the TV or in front …

AR Games You Need To Try
Tuesday, 9 Aug, 2011 – 12:46 | One Comment
AR Games You Need To Try

It seems like only yesterday that augmented reality gaming consisted of games that simply enable the phones camera to provide an interesting backdrop. Thanks to tools from companies like String and Qualcomm (and of course …

String OJ Demo
Sunday, 5 Jun, 2011 – 10:38 | No Comment
String OJ Demo

I went to a String AR drinks evening in London a month or so ago. Since then I have been eagerly awaiting the launch of the SDK as I’m sure once it is released it’s …

Augmented Reality Powered By String
Monday, 16 May, 2011 – 9:30 | 2 Comments
Augmented Reality Powered By String

Many developers ask me about natural feature tracking SDKs for mobile devices.  One of the cool SDKs I like is the String SDK.
If you are already familiar with AR you’ll notice that String lives somewhere …

IN2AR Flash SDK And Demos
Sunday, 15 May, 2011 – 11:39 | No Comment
IN2AR Flash SDK And Demos

Natural Feature Tracking (NFT) solutions are become ever easier to create thanks to some great tools and SDKs that are beginning to appear. The latest to come my way is the IN2AR Flash Library.
Using NFT …

Face Tracking is Beyond Reality
Sunday, 15 May, 2011 – 11:02 | 3 Comments
Face Tracking is Beyond Reality

Earlier in the year I wrote a post to say that 2011 will be the year of face tracking and face recognition. On cue is the latest face tracking SDK from the German based company, …

AR Book And PodCast
Wednesday, 4 May, 2011 – 21:14 | 2 Comments
AR Book And PodCast

Most of you probably know that late last year I decided it would be a good idea to write a book about augmented reality. I found a publisher and pitched the idea of a guide …

DroidAR Engine For Android Developers
Wednesday, 4 May, 2011 – 20:26 | No Comment
DroidAR Engine For Android Developers

Android developers looking to get their hands on new augmented reality tools take a look at the new engine developed by Simon Heinen, a computer science student from RWTH Aachen in Germany.
I know how much …

IN2AR Natural Feature Tracking With Adobe Flash
Wednesday, 4 May, 2011 – 20:07 | No Comment
IN2AR Natural Feature Tracking With Adobe Flash

Any augmented reality demo in my opinion is only as good as the 3D model that it displays. Users don’t care about the underlying AR engine or how long it took the developer to write. …

Professional Augmented Reality Browsers for Smartphones
Friday, 11 Mar, 2011 – 14:47 | One Comment
Professional Augmented Reality Browsers for Smartphones

The last few months have been a blogging wilderness from me and for that I apologise. The reason being is; I am pleased to announce, I have been working on an augmented reality book titled: …

Win a share of $200,000 with AR
Sunday, 21 Nov, 2010 – 22:06 | 2 Comments
Win a share of $200,000 with AR

Qualcomm recently launched their AR SDK to enable developers to build powerful augmented reality applications for Android devices.
In addition to the announcement about the availability of the new SDK,   to get developers started they …

Popcode natural feature recognition SDK
Wednesday, 8 Sep, 2010 – 12:00 | One Comment
Popcode natural feature recognition SDK

Popcode is a new free SDK that has been released by Extra Reality Limited here in the UK. The Popcode SDK contains everything that a developer needs to build their own natural feature recognition applications for the Popcode client available