Mixare has been born! A Free Open Source Augmented Reality Browser, which is published under the GPLv3. At the moment mixare is available for the Android platform. It works as a completely autonomous application and is available as well for the development of own implementations.
This is great news for the community and the users! I am very happy that we finaly are going to get the “Linux” of Augmented Reality browsers.
All platforms up until now are actualy NOT browsers. They are of the same basis of the historical ”Vodafone Live” idea.
Which mean you can get listed in the “browser / platform” if Vodafone accepted you and you would do ref share and their content standards.
The web as we know it today doesn’t work like this. A consumer has a browser and is able to browse (type in an adres or use links) to navigate to content of there liking.
Direct to the producer of that content without interference. We aren’t there yet, but this is a very big step in the right direction.
Lets hope that the Firefox version of unbranded browser will be started by Mozilla or some other foundation (Apache, WebKit.org).
About Mixare, have fun with in you own Android apps. Ik will try to build something for fun.