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Wikitude For BlackBerry
Thu, 8/12/11 – 14:59 | No Comment
Wikitude For BlackBerry

Wikitude Expands Support for BlackBerry Smartphones
The BBM connected app now supports BlackBerry 6 OS and higher, and is available in BlackBerry App World starting today
As part of BlackBerry® Dev Con Asia taking place in Singapore …

Fake Your Own Moon Landing
Thu, 8/12/11 – 13:33 | No Comment
Fake Your Own Moon Landing

Have you have ever wanted to fake your own Apollo moon landing? As they say at Apple, there’s an app for that. MoonWalking is a new £0.69 ($0.99) app that enables you to experience the …

Take the GoldRun Challenge
Thu, 8/12/11 – 12:44 | One Comment
Take the GoldRun Challenge

GoldRun if you haven’t tried it is an augmented reality application for the iPhone that enables you to interact with virtual objects placed around the city. Unlike other apps that encourage users to interact with …

Adidas Augmented Reality Scotland
Wed, 30/11/11 – 13:12 | 2 Comments
Adidas Augmented Reality Scotland

Adidas recently put together an augmented reality campaign in Scotland to promote the new official football kit. The campaign allowed passes by in a local shopping mall to have their pictures taken with the football …

Fuego River Adventure Motion Tracking iPad 2 Game
Wed, 30/11/11 – 12:49 | One Comment
Fuego River Adventure Motion Tracking iPad 2 Game

Fuego’s River Adventure is an iPad 2 only game that detects your movements to control the onscreen character. You’ll need to stand about 4-5 feet away from your iPad so it has good field of vision of your movements

PlayStation Vita Augmented Reality Teaser
Mon, 28/11/11 – 15:55 | 2 Comments
PlayStation Vita Augmented Reality Teaser

If you are wondering what to do with those envelopes stuffed with cash you’ll receive from aunties and uncles over the Christmas holiday then wonder no more. Our advice is to put the cash away …

Cool AR Concept for Xbox Kinect
Fri, 25/11/11 – 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 …

AR Defender The Benchmark in AR Gaming
Fri, 25/11/11 – 14:56 | No Comment
AR Defender The Benchmark in AR Gaming

Recently there have been a number of great augmented reality games hit the market that extend the genre beyond just turning on the devices camera for the sake of being called ‘augmented reality’. One of …

The Mercedes-Benz AR Experience
Fri, 25/11/11 – 13:50 | No Comment
The Mercedes-Benz AR Experience

Mercedes-Benz is the latest brand to get in on augmented reality bandwagon with the launch of not one but two augmented reality applications for iOS and Android. Unfortunately neither app is particularly impressive.
If you are …

Change The Way You Shop With Webcam Social Shopper
Mon, 21/11/11 – 17:42 | 3 Comments
Change The Way You Shop With Webcam Social Shopper

Some years back I went to the first ARE event in San Mateo I had the pleasure of meeting with the guys from Zugara and seeing a live demo of their Webcam Social Shopper application. …

RC vCar The Next Best Thing To Owning A Car
Mon, 21/11/11 – 15:05 | No Comment
RC vCar The Next Best Thing To Owning A Car

If the sky-high cost of fuel has put you off owning a car, the next best thing is owning a virtual car. RC vCar from Pop Culture Software is an entertainment based application that displays …

Parrot AR Drone Review
Mon, 14/11/11 – 15:32 | 4 Comments
Parrot AR Drone Review

The AR Drone is the ultimate flying experience and the most fun I have had with augmented reality for sometime. The added bonus of cameras and dedicated augmented reality games just takes the fun to the next level.

Augmented Reality Events Calendar for 2011
Mon, 7/11/11 – 20:58 | One Comment
Augmented Reality Events Calendar for 2011

If you haven’t discovered already, at Augmented Planet we try to keep track of the various augmented reality events taking place around the globe. If you are looking to learn more about the technology or …

Vote Now. Augmented Planet Reader Choice Awards 2011
Tue, 1/11/11 – 9:45 | 5 Comments
Vote Now. Augmented Planet Reader Choice Awards 2011

Regular readers know that each November we hold the annual Augmented Planet Readers Choice Awards. The only awards dedicated to recognising the world of augmented reality and the only awards that matter. The awards are …

Ice Cream Sandwich Face Recognition
Wed, 19/10/11 – 15:04 | No Comment
Ice Cream Sandwich Face Recognition

Sometime last year I said 2011 would be the year of face recognition. I thought come December we’d be knee deep in people waiving their phones in our faces that it would almost be second …

Farrago augmented reality experience creator
Mon, 17/10/11 – 19:40 | No Comment
Farrago augmented reality experience creator

Farrago, published by Hololabs Studio is the oddly named yet interesting augmented reality app you’ll find hidden away in the iPhone App Store.  Simply put, it’s an easy to use augmented reality experience creator that …

Augmented Planet Readers Choice Awards Nominations
Wed, 12/10/11 – 9:17 | 3 Comments
Augmented Planet Readers Choice Awards Nominations

As it’s getting to the end of the year it’s time to start thinking about the annual Augmented Planet Readers Choice Awards. The only place where you vote for your favourite augmented reality experience of …

AR Drone + Vuzix Wrap 920 = Serious Fun
Mon, 10/10/11 – 19:37 | No Comment
AR Drone + Vuzix Wrap 920 = Serious Fun

The Parrot AR Drone is a seriously fun piece of kit. I also most had my hands on a review unit a few weeks ago. Unfortunately the reviewer before me broke it so I am …

Augmented Reality and NFC. The wave of the future?
Thu, 8/09/11 – 14:29 | 2 Comments
Augmented Reality and NFC. The wave of the future?

This morning a colleague of mine attended a talk about NFC (near field communications). The talk was aimed at how NFC is set to become the technology of the decade and the impact it will …

AR Drone Hits Android
Wed, 7/09/11 – 15:42 | No Comment
AR Drone Hits Android

There is no doubt about it, the AR Drone looks like a seriously fun piece of kit. Unfortunately however its been an iPhone/iPad exclusive since launch, until now that is. Android owners dust off your …

Layar Vision Webinar and Win $$$
Wed, 31/08/11 – 11:59 | 2 Comments
Layar Vision Webinar and Win $$$

You may have seen that Layar recently released Layar Vision as a beta for Android. What’s more, if you’re the creative type then you have the opportunity to win a share of $55,000. Layar if …

junaio 3.0: The next step in mobile AR
Tue, 30/08/11 – 15:54 | No Comment
junaio 3.0: The next step in mobile AR

When Google released Google Goggles a year or so back I’m sure it caught many of the incumbent AR browser providers off guard. Goggles in case you don’t know is an image recognition application that …