Intro to Augmented Reality & Aurasma Introductory PreziI first started playing around with Augmented Reality (AR) and the Aurasma app a few months ago, and have been totally blown away by the possibilities that the app and the Aurasma Studio offer for a classroom teacher or teacher librarian, like me. The best way I can think of to describe Augmented Reality is that it's like a suped up QR code that combines a "trigger image," which is a static image, with an "overlay" of the creator's choice (I'm pretty sure someone else explained it in the exact same way, I just can't remember where I read it!). Trigger images can really be anything: a logo, a photo, a poster, a book cover, handout, etc). Overlays could really be anything - another image, an article, a video, a 3D component that brings the trigger to life. When you hold a device that has the Aurasma app open over the "trigger image", the overlay automatically is called up and is in view, as long as you hold the device over the trigger image. Give it a Try
porpoise - Project Hosting on Google Code PorPOISe for Layar Portable Point-of-Interest Server for Layar Administrative contact Jens de Smit, firstname.lastname@example.org Creation Tools: Series Wrap-Up By Chris Cameron on December 20th 2010 Over the last several weeks here on the Layar blog, we profiled three services for generating Layar content, which we call Layar Creation Tools (or LCTs). While other services exist or are in development, we chose to focus on these three – Skaloop , Hoppala Augmentation and BuildAR – because of their availability and accessibility to users of all skill levels.
Vision – Layar Developer Documentation What is Layar Vision¶ Layar Vision uses detection, tracking and computer vision techniques to augment objects in the physical world. We can tell which objects in the real world are augmented because the fingerprints of the object are preloaded into the application based upon the user’s layer selection. When a user aims their device at an object that matches the fingerprint, we can quickly return the associated AR experience. Layar Reality Browser / FrontPage Welcome to the Layar Developer Wiki! Sign up to be a layer developer at layar website ( Read API Documentation in the sidebar to get familiar with API technical details. Create your layer on the publishing site. Check Tutorials to see how to build a simple layer. Need some help?
Find Great Local Deals with Anca 3D’s Groupon Layer By Adriane on March 10th 2011 While coupon-clipping is a practice generally reserved for those who still pay for a print newspaper subscription, collective-buying companies like Groupon and Living Social are growing rapidly. Both companies also now have mobile apps that allow you to view and purchase daily deals on-the-go and redeem them digitally (saving time and trees, yay!). Layar developer and Anca 3D co-founder Juan de la Torre (a recent Canadian transplant from Colombia) used Groupon’s open API to create a layer that displays nearby Groupon deals. sologicolibre About / Screenshots / Downloads / Documentation / System requirements / FAQ / Videos / Contact ATOMIC Beta 0.7 DOWNLOAD IT NOW! Available for: Ubuntu, Windows and Mac
Creative projects with young people and schools The Nominet Trust funded 'Young Digital Citizenship' summer school ran during August 2013 in collaboration with Action in Rural Sussex and Lewes Town Council. Undergraduate and PHD students from the School of Art and Design worked alongside 20 children aged from 8-18 years old to help establish how they might be empowered by accessible technology to communicate co-designed visions for the future of their community. This followed a 6 week classroom session ran with 35 Priory School students as part of their citizenship curricula. The co-design workshop utilised a range of technologies including digital animation, augmented reality, geo-tagging, 3D modeling and vlogging and helped compare, contrast and critique the value of these tools in the establishment of a peer-to-peer learning toolkit for communities and community development practitioners that will be integrated into the Community21 platform.
Business Ecosystems » augmented reality The increasing popularity of Augmented Reality apps for smart phone (which means, iPhone and Android: apps for Windows Mobile are still to come) is under the radar of our blog since a (quite) long time and, indeed, we have found that most of the apps available for download are focused on a small number of application fields. According to a classification developed by Gary Hayes, augmented reality applications can be catalogued in 16 different business (we’d rather write service) models. The chart below is useful to understand which apps are more popular and profitable (or, whith a higher commercial value). We believe that our of these 16 service models, we can pick up four or five main models which could be applied or involved in an AR service concept which a strong relationship with telecommunication and social network capabilities:
AR-media™ Plugin for Trimble SketchUp™ Description With AR-media™ Plugin, Trimble SketchUp™ users are allowed to visualize their 3D models using Augmented Reality directly in the real physical space which surrounds them. In a very precise sense, through AR-media™ Plugin, SketchUp™ 3D models can be visualized out of the digital workspace directly on users' desktop, by connecting a simple webcam and by printing a suitable code. By means of the Exporting feature, users can create and publish augmented reality files autonomously.
WhatWasThere Install WhatWasThere and your iPhone or iPod Touch becomes a portable portal into the past! After launch, the app will detect where you are and show you any historic photographs that were captured nearby plotted on a map!Switch into Camera view for an augmented reality experience of the history that surrounds you!If you’re at a location where a historic photo was taken, enlarge the photo to full screen mode to use your camera and the on screen fader to transition between past and present!Launch the Info screen for more detail, including source information should you want to investigate further!No photos nearby? Visualize 3D Models in Augmented Reality Augment is a mobile app that lets you and your customers visualize your 3D models in Augmented Reality, integrated in real time in their actual size and environment. Augment is the perfect Augmented Reality app to boost your sales and bring your print to life in 3 simple steps. Your brand deserves the best. Thanks to its amazing ease of use and visual appeal, Augment is the best rated Augmented Reality app on iOS and Android. The quality you expect for your team and customers. “We were looking for a good working AR app.