A new mobile app from Google – Field Trip. Field Trip can help you learn about everything from local history to the latest and best places to shop, eat, and have fun. You select the local feeds you like and the information pops up on your phone automatically, as you walk next to those places.
When the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers meet on Sunday at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, to go head to head at this year’s Super Bowl, fans will be able to enrich their experience with augmented reality tidbits, courtesy of USA TODAY and junaio. The Monday, February 7th edition will give readers a 3D view of the “Play of the Game” in an animated sequence and an option to receive player stats. Pepsi and Papa John’s are sponsoring the two augmented reality experiences. Awesome!! Go Packers… See more details in this official announcement from junaio
I’m a fan of Augmented Reality technology… already embraced by consumers with some really cool uses, the amazing enterprise uses of AR are staggering to say the least. Today metaio released details of yet another cool use of AR via their junaio platform – interactive TV!
Some details from metaio… Yesterday was a historic day for television. For the first time ever, viewers could actively participate in a live television show and react to things shown on the TV screen by simply using a smartphone and the augmented reality browser junaio. The occasion was a live quiz of the popular German science show ProSieben “Galileo” and it was just like having a TV set with a touch screen. Pointing the phone`s camera at the displayed choice of answers and clicking on one of the options was all that was needed to get instant feedback on whether the viewer`s choice was right and how well he was doing compared to others. This interesting breakthrough technology could open up many new opportunities for news networks and popular shows like “American Idol”.
The number of junaio downloads was staggering, and for ProSieben “Galileo”, who advertised the show well in advance, it was a huge success. See more details HERE
There’s no questioning that Augmented Reality (AR) is a hot and up-coming technology – I’m thinking it will be definitely be huge one day in the future with ideal apps emerging in local government, tourism, real estate, and other hot sectors. Once developer has rolled out a simple AR app that enables iPhone users to locate their parked car using AR – enter AR: Augmented Car Finder by AugmentedWorks.
The app is pretty simple, the user leaves a mark or way point, identifying his/her car location/parking spot. when it comes time to return simply fire up the app, look through the lense, and get direction and distance information leading you back to your parked car – A nice idea. the app is fine, basic, although in my mind the UI is a little bit cumbersome so reading the instructions is a must, for example, a button option called “Geo Travel” really doesn’t mean anything to me nor do I have a clue what to do with it. A nice first effort though. See iTunes Shop
Here’s a fun way to show off the potential of augmented reality (AR) technology from Much-based metaio, a leader in the AR space. Enjoy this fun, AR inspired Christmas tale – see more details here.
Metaio is doing some amazing things with Augmented Reality… Example, Advertisers may “augment” their print ads with games or added displays. Museums may offer a guided tour of their art treasures through augmented reality. See more info here in this PR.
Yes indeed, I’ve been very hot on mobile technology, augmented reality, and location services for the real estate market… all these areas have massive potential for Geo developers and Geo technology professionals… here’s a new service from junaio that brings together these areas for a KILLER app… love it! See more HERE
Myself and many other techno geeks are huge fans and advocates for Augmented Reality (AR) I mane, after all, the potential uses, particularly in 3D visualization apps and services are seemingly endless – already we can use an AR app on iPhone or Android mobile for local search results and viewing historical views and the potential uses for first responders and others are immense. Check out this interesting video showing yet another use for AR – heck, pretty soon we could all repair our own vehicle or even perform emergency surgery! See more in this article on O’reilly Radar
Interesting as I was just thinking that things have been pretty quiet from Brightkite recently… in all honesty, I was thinking that the Brightkite users had chilled out a bit as well, having not seen much activity from my Brightkite connections. Just today the company has announced that they are using the Laya Augmented Reality (AR) browser to add mobile advertising to the Brightkite experience. Seems that Best Buy is the first client to jump on board as iPhone and Android mobile device users can use the app to view notes ,sales, and other interesting items via the application – see more on the Brightkite blog