10 Games That Could Be Made with Layar 3.0

TweetThe new Layar 3.0release brings more functionality to the reality browser.  To help people envision what the service can do, Layar touts five new use-cases: Five Layar 3.0 Use-Cases 1) Architecture Showcase – Visualize the final building at a construction site. 2) Storytelling: Beatles Tour – A visual tour of forty-three locations in London involving […]

Layar 3.0 Publishing Site is Up

TweetInteresting options contained within the Layar 3.0 release.  Auto-trigger actions and POI-to-POI capability will help people make games and other products.  I’d love to see a good cheesy choose-your-own-adventure using real places and Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy style zaniness.  Layar 3.0 Publishing Site is up The Layar Publishing site is up, with support for Layar […]

Interview with Layar

TweetIsabelle Okane interviewed Claire Boonstra from Layar at eComm.   Interview highlights: * Claire wields her smartphone like a lightsaber. * “Very soon will be head-mounted displays.”  (Soon is translated in dutch as not next year) * Tons of Layars available in Amsterdam. *Layer 3.0 will include 3D (demo of windmills and dome foiled by a weak […]

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 […]

Voodoo Experience Augmented Reality App

TweetThe music festival experience can be quite overwhelming with copious drinks, flickering lights and nose curdling levels of patchouli in the air.  Add Caribbean voodoo, the masked hooligans of Halloween and the general craziness of New Orleans, and you’ll wish you had a guide back to your friends at the Silversun Pickups stage when you wandered […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Things Your AR App Must Have to Succeed

TweetWith the iPhone OS 3.1 launch set to debut next month, I wanted to explore the features that are going to help make some AR apps succeed over others.  We’re going to be seeing a spike of releases since many have been working towards this moment waiting for the iPhone to become AR enabled, so […]