Sekai Camera AR iPhone App

Posted: August 12th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Apple iPhone, Camera based, Platform | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

This new video came to my attention yesterday.

Tokyo-based developers Tonchidot have created a way that allows phone users to write information about objects viewed through a phone’s camera.

The Sekai camera calculates your position using GPS and images, then displays information graphically on top of your real-world view.

The company has released a demonstration of a prototype version being tested on an iPhone at a Paris science museum.

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8194356.stm


Wikitude has more news soon!

Posted: July 10th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Platform, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | Comments Off
@Wikitude tweet

@Wikitude tweet

According to this Tweet from @Wikitude there is a lott more news in the following weeks to come. I can’t wait! This week was already very good.


Wikitude has opened there platform

Posted: July 10th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Apple iPhone, Browser, Camera based, Google Android, Platform | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

Wikitude (the makers of the first AR browser on a mobile in the world) have released a GEO-tagging website that helps developers to use there application.

Press-release

Mobilizy GmbH introduces enhancements to its award winning WIKITUDE Mobile AR Platform, focusing on end users and opening up an application-programming interface (API) for developers. The enhanced WIKITUDE Mobile AR Platform consists of three components:

1. WIKITUDE World Browser – The original mobile AR browser and travel guide.
2. WIKITUDE.me – Wiki-tag your world (user generated geo-tagging portal)
3. WIKITUDE API – Build your own augmented reality application.

I wish them the best of luck!


Layar API key form has opened

Posted: July 10th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Browser, Camera based, Google Android, Platform | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Layar has opened a API key request page.
According to there press-release they have a new strategy.
If you are interested in developing a Layer for there browser than got to http://layer.com/API and signup for a key request.

It is unclear to me what a developer can do with this key. There a no guidelines that I know of. So lets just what until next month.


KDDI virtual “Augmented Reality” app

Posted: June 27th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Browser, Camera based, Channel, Platform, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

The biggest telco of Japan KDDI has made an AR application that combines UGC and Anime in een real world display.
Check these video’s out.


Highlights IBM Seer developed for @wimbledon

Posted: June 27th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Browser, Camera based, Google Android, Platform | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

A tweet from the Wikitude team has come to my attention about the Wimbledon IBM Seer application. The application has been developed by Ogilvy and Mobilizy.
Have a look:


Real world “Layar”-ing

Posted: June 27th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Apple iPhone, Browser, Camera based, Channel, Google Android, Nokia Symbian, Platform, Windows Mobile | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Yesterday at the terras we did some layar testing.
We where looking at a Android HTC magic phone with the Layar application installed in the Netherlands.

Real world layar (c) @marcfonteijn

Real world layar (c) @marcfonteijn

My first findings are that the application could use some tweaking to optimize performance. The sliders to shorten the radar view are unworkable IMO.
But to conclude the findings, I don’t realy find it usefull as for a bussiness case but it sure is loads of fun.

To find an ATM because layar tells me that it is the clossest in birdflight perpective is not that handy in the real world if there is a channel (water) in between it.

The Hyves.nl point of info stuff is very handy. The yellowpages could also be good if you could pick the type of bussiness.

Jobs: I personly find this useless. It doesn’t tell me anything about the fact that the job is interesting for me. I don’t want to see an opening for a cleaning lady. This layar is more a campagne branding thing for the job company.

It would be best if there is a AR directory on which one can select a layer of intrest and use that in there desired application/AR browser. The App-store of layers if you wil!


AR ad for car brand in magazine

Posted: June 21st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Adobe Flash, Camera based, Marker based, Platform | Tags: , | Comments Off

This video shows several implementations for AR in magazines and TV shows.


Layar Android application launch

Posted: June 21st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Browser, Camera based, Google Android, Platform | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Yeah! What can I say, this is the best application I have seen. It looks realy cool and fun.

The best thing about this application is that it is a platform.
So if you have got some Longtitude Latitude data you can display this in a “Layar” layer.
This is a vey good thing, the only bad thing is that it is not OPEN.
Lets hope that they will change there mind. Good luck SPRXmobile! I am impressed.

Layar is NOT open

Layar is NOT open (c) Photo by Andrew Grill

Check the video.