Features Easily drag & dropengaging content With the Layar Creator, you can enhance flyers, postcards, packaging or any other item with interactive content, including video messages, Web and social links, photo slideshows, music clips and much more! Transform everyday objects into… A multimedia player How Teachers are Using Minecraft for Education Can popular video games actually be used as educational games? With gamification being all the rage, it’s not such a far-fetched idea. Take Minecraft, which has over 100 million users. Over 3000 schools around the world use it for teaching (200 in the UK). Why not join them?
Augmented Reality iOS Tutorial: Location Based - Ray Wenderlich Learn how to make a location based augmented reality app that displays points of interest over video! Augmented reality is a cool and popular technique where you view the world through a device (like your iPhone camera, or Google Glass), and the device overlays extra information on top of the real-world view. I’m sure you’ve seen marker tracking iOS apps where you point the camera at a marker and a 3D image pops out. And of course, you’re probably familiar with the robotic overlays in Terminator! In this augmented reality iOS tutorial, you will write an app that takes the user’s current position and identifies nearby points of interest (we’ll call these POIs). You’ll add these points to a MapView and display them also as overlays on a camera view.
Projection Augmented Reality - The AREA Projection Augmented Reality, sometimes also referred to as “spatial Augmented Reality,” is a method of delivering digital information to users within a stationary context. Target objects and users can move around in the environment, but the zone in which AR experiences take place is limited to the fields of view of both the fixed projector and supporting camera for tracking. The first example of projection Augmented Reality was called the “Digital Desk.” In November 1991, within months of their contemporaries at Boeing, Tom Caudell and David Mizell, coining the term “Augmented Reality,” William Newman and Pierre Wellner, then researchers at University of Cambridge and Xerox EuroPARC, published a paper in the UIST 1991 conference proceedings called the DigitalDesk Calculator: Tangible Manipulation on a desktop display.
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ARToolKit Home Page ARToolKit is a software library for building Augmented Reality (AR) applications. These are applications that involve the overlay of virtual imagery on the real world. For example, in the image to the right a three-dimensional virtual character appears standing on a real card. It can be seen by the user in the head set display they are wearing. When the user moves the card, the virtual character moves with it and appears attached to the real object. A Worldly Mind Share: Website: aworldlymind.comApple App: itunes.apple.com/us/app/worldly-mind-ultimate-world/id945794166?ls=1&mt=8&uo=4&at=11lt9ZAndroid App: play.google.com/store/apps/details? HTML5 for the Mobile Web - a guide to the Geolocation API In this second article in our series on HTML5 for mobile web (first part here), we cover the Geolocation API. For mobile users, location-based services are hugely compelling. Long the holy grail of mobile applications, and something of a missed opportunity for service providers, the addition of location-awareness to mobile apps has made for some very exciting use cases. Apps and services can take on a whole new dimension when location is added into the mix.
New Technology Allows Users to Feel Impact in VR Imagine playing a virtual-reality boxing game, complete with a menacing opponent aiming a haymaker at your head. You get your gloves up in time to block the punch, but you feel no impact when it hits, breaking the otherwise immersive experience. Impacto, a prototype developed by researchers in the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) lab at the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany, sidesteps this deficit in mainstream VR experiences. The technology consists of an armband that combines basic haptic feedback (a tap or vibration on the skin) with electrical muscle stimulation to push or pull the user’s limb in a way that convincingly simulates a physical impact.
Gesture Control Any Computer or Mobile Device Using Gest So much about computers has changed over the years: processors and computing power have grown, and so have screens, mice, and our other gadgets and accessories. Yet, despite all these advances and changes, most of us still use keyboards that look nearly identical to the ones people were using two decades ago. Looking at the way keyboards have lagged behind, the startup team behind Gest decided to put control into the hands of the user — literally. In a nutshell, the Gest device is a three dimensional, gesture-based input tool that lets you navigate your computer display with hand motions. The device features a main band around the frame of the hand, and finger extensions that are designed to fit like a glove, literally.
The Best Augmented Reality Apps That Aren't Pokemon Go In a very short time, Pokémon Go has pushed augmented reality (AR) into the mainstream. Its ability to overlay digital animations onto the real world using your phone's camera and screen is unlike any other popular game before it. But Pokémon Go isn't the only app that seamlessly blends virtual objects into the real world. Here are the best AR apps not linked with Nintendo.
4 Ways to Create an ePub eBook by David Kudler By David Kudler Last month I talked about just what an ebook is — a website in a box. Ebooks come in a number of flavors, but for the purposes of this discussion I’m going to stick with the most common and most malleable format of ebook, the ePub file that is the basis of all of the major retailers’ ebook offerings. There are four basic ways you can create an ePub file: From scratch Saving from a word-processing or page-layout application into ePub format Using a conversion app or online service Hiring a designer