SprxMobile wants to set off an AR chain reaction to take the world by storm.
Today they announced that Layar will become an open platform. The first 50 keys for developers to get the API are available now. It’s unclear how open this network will be. Will it allow anyone to publish content into the system, will they expand into the other phone markets (Pre and iPhone), etc. These are good questions that Joe the Programmer asked recently on his blog and I’d be interested to see how Layar’s announcement is viewed.
Either way, let’s get the party started people.
And a very quick comeback from Wikitude – http://www.mobilizy.com/enpress-release-mobilizy-launches-wikitudeme-developer-api
they open their API as well (in closed beta, unfortunately) , and let users define their own tags.
Very interesting. It sure seems like things are slowly speeding up.
I applied for a Layar API key. We’ll see how that goes. 🙂
Didn’t expect the anouncement from Wikitude. It seems like they aren’t really ready to say much about their API and maybe just announced it yesterday to get some extra attention due to their proximity to the Layar announcement.
I hope you get a key, Joe, so we can hear about the details on your blog. Assuming there is no NDA (which I would assume at this point, they would be past the need for secrecy).