As mobile phones continue to develop, the improvements to geolocation features, video capabilities, and processor speed combined with APIs from various web services are helping to make augmented reality the next big thing in mobile applications. On open platforms like Android, we've already seen amazing developments, including things like Layar, an augmented reality app that describes the world around you, and TwittARound, an app which shows you nearby tweets. But one of the items on our Augmented Reality wishlist - AU facial recognition - isn't something we've seen come about just yet. It almost seems too futuristic to be real. And yet...here it is. Augmented ID: Augmented Reality Facial Recognition for Mobile
An international team of computer scientists has created software that lets anyone perform on-the-fly analysis of live streaming video on the iPhone. Used alongside existing methods of displaying data on top of the camera's view, this new functionality signals a fundamental change in the kinds of Augmented Reality (AR) that iPhone developers can create. Existing AR apps, like Yelp, Layar, Wikitude and others display data on top of a camera's view but don't actually analyze what the camera sees. This new development changes that. The iPhone has a private API for analysis of live-streaming video but developers' requests that it be made accessible haven't been granted by Apple. Devs Hack iPhone API for True Augmented Reality
First Paris Metro, then Yelp, now London Buses. The newest is even selling database layers through in-app purchases. It has been widely reported that the API required to display Augmented Reality (AR) layers of data on top of the camera view of a non-jailbroken iPhone 3Gs would not be publicly exposed until the launch of the next version of the iPhone Operating System, expected this Fall. Many developers are patiently waiting, but some have now found a way around the restriction. We just received word of the 3rd AR-enabled app hitting the iTunes store. The Wall Has Fallen: 3 Augmented Reality Apps Now Live in iPhone
RobotVision: A Bing-powered iPhone Augmented Reality Browser Bing Local Search has some interesting features you won't find in Google, so the prospect of seeing Bing listings appear on top of your iPhone's camera viewer when you point at a restaurant or business is intriguing. That's what forthcoming iPhone app RobotVision offers - and it displays a view of Tweets and Flickr photos published nearby wherever you are. RobotVision is a new Augmented Reality (AR) app for the iPhone 3Gs. It's not available yet, but it will be as soon as AR apps are formally welcomed into the App Store by Apple, probably sometime next month. AR browsers "turn the world inside out" by exposing latent online information about your surroundings; there will soon be enough of them that they will compete based on user experience.
IPhone Augmented Reality Apps Expected in September The dazzling new trend of "augmented reality" mobile applications, software that puts layers of information on top of a mobile device's camera viewer, is something that's left iPhone owners feeling out of luck. Now one company developing such an app says Apple has said the technology required will be officially enabled in the next version of the iPhone OS - which is expected out in September. Developers are able to access the necessary controls in the phone illicitly, but when Apple offers a stable and official Application Programming Interface (API) for layering data over the camera viewer - that's going to be game changing.
Open Letter to Apple: Let us Augment Reality with the iPhone! « A letter sent to Apple Developer Relations. Dear Apple, We are a collection of augmented reality (AR) enthusiasts and professionals (from business and academia), who have been working on a multitude of AR apps for the iPhone. These apps are poised to change the way people interact with the real world. But here is the rub: we are currently unable to publish these apps on the app store because the iPhone SDK lacks public APIs for manipulating live video. We are asking Apple to provide a public API to access live video in real time, on the iPhone.
07.07.2009 by Michael Update: TwittARound is available in Apple’s App Store! This is a video of the first beta version of TwittARound – an augmented reality Twitter viewer on the iPhone 3GS. It shows live tweets around your location on the horizon. i.document » Blog Archive » TwittARound
From InfoMedia , the makers of iFart (an odd reference point, I know, but they obviously know something about creating a popular iPhone app) comes an interesting concept. CEO of InfoMedia Joel Comm claims that the iPhone applications platform is ripe for personal, branded applications which will help users stay in touch with your persona or company. As an example, Joel has created his own, personal application which can be found in the App Store. They’ve taken the concept a step further, however, allowing everyone to create their own personal app without any effort or programming knowledge. How Would You Like Your Own, Personal iPhone App?
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