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Mr. Jobs, Tear Down This AR Wall!

TweetReagan famously said, “Mr. Gorbechev, tear down this wall!” While arguments can be made whether Reagan’s challenge had any affect on the end of the Soviet Union, it still marked an important time in history.  In that same speech, Reagan referenced some crudely spray painted words on the wall–“The wall will fall.  Beliefs become reality.”  […]

The Augmented Reality Pop Quiz

TweetThink you know everything there is to know about augmented reality?  Well, prove it and take the augmented reality pop quiz.  If you’re proud of your score, post the results on twitter with the hashtag #arpopquiz or in the comment section if you don’t use Twitter.  Thanks to Rouli who helped me with some of the […]

25 Things I Learned At ISMAR09

TweetInspired by Joe’s “50 Things I Learned at ISMAR“, I’m going to take a crack at 25 things since I was only there for half the conferance.  1. Participation in ISMAR doubled from 2008 to 2009. 2. In the next six months it’s important that a few AR companies have success so funding will flow […]

Another Augmented Reality Business Card

TweetSo it’s another augmented reality business card.  This time from the company Genuine Interactive.  The use of a 3D video landscape within the augment is cute, but there’s one major flaw with this application.  It requires the use of a PC.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’m all for the AR business card.  I even requested one.  […]

6 “Nearest X” Augmented Reality Apps and 5 Ways to Improve

TweetNow that the OS 3.1 is upon us we’re seeing a few more augmented reality apps and some of them are in the category of the “Nearest X” variety.  I’m not saying these apps are necessarily a bad thing, but my fear is that they’ll crash the market as a gimmick and not try to solve […]

WorkSnug Augmented Reality iPhone App

TweetWorkSnug, an augmented reality app for the iPhone 3GS, has released a video of their product.  The service shows in the camera view the nearest places to work.  The service explains: WorkSnug is an Augmented Reality application for the iPhone 3GS. It connects mobile workers to the nearest and best places to work. We’ve personally […]

Around the ARNet

TweetThis past month the specter of augmented reality, which in the past had been mostly research papers and speculation, has slowly been turning into real products.  With a nice long three day weekend to relax, I thought I’d reflect on the more important happenings of augmented reality. Augmented Reality Apps Yelp The hottest topic for […]

Hype Delayed, iPhone AR May Not Come In September

TweetWhile this is not confirmed, Techdare suspects that the OS 3.1 will be delayed because of a big Apple event on September 9th and reports from some developers that the OS needs more beta testing before release.  What does this mean for augmented reality hype?  Not much really.  As we’ve seen some applications have already […]

Proposal: Augmented Reality Scale

TweetAs we collectively disembark on a long journey to a future, hence unknown.  We’ll want to mark our progress as it goes zipping by our technological car windows. With augmented reality intruding into the general consciousness, we’re going to need ways to explain and document our progress and point to where we’re going.  Currently, there are […]

Put A Spell: Augmented Reality Game from Ogmento

TweetLong ago the founder of Ogmento, Ori Inbar, promised he would make augmented reality games that would get our children away from screens and learning more.  Today Ogmento released a teaser trailer for their new game – Put A Spell.  Put A Spell is a way for children, ages four to seven, to learn to spell using augmented […]