Weekly Linkfest

Another week passed by, and I was especially lazy this week. Sorry, but apart from those augmented strippers from Monday, nothing excited me enough (or annoyed me enough) to write a post about. Which means, we have an extra long linkfest today.

However before we start, I would like to learn a thing or two about our dedicated readers. The next poll asks you to define yourself, and you may select more than one answer. Are you more the creative kind of person, or a problem solver? Please vote, and I’ll post the results on next week’s linkfest:

And now, for the links:

The quote of the week comes from Tish Shute’s interview with Robert Rice:

This is part of the problem right now though…no one seems to be thinking about the bigger picture much. All of the effort is either on making the next cool ad campaign for a car or a movie, or creating a tool to tell you where the nearest thingamajig is, but in a really cool fashion on a mobile device.

No one is talking much about filtering data, privilege systems, standards, third party tools, interoperability, and so on. There is also little conversation about where hardware is going. Right now everyone is developing software based on what hardware is available. This needs to change where hardware is being developed to take advantage of new software coming out (this happened in the PC industry a while back and growth accelerated dramatically).

And finally, the next video is of GeoBeagle, an application for Android that adds an augmented reality twist to geo-caching (which is an idea I first encountered here). Interestingly, it uses Wikitude’s API, showing off some of the power of that platform.

Have a nice week!

5 Responses

  1. Oddly though my “great comment” isnt visible at the moment for some reason ;)
    Some error at the bottom of the webpage. (least on opera/firefox

  2. Hi Rouli,

    I have some exciting news for next week:

    During the Layar NEXT Event on Monday August 17th, Layar will be making many announcements on new features, new content layers, developer partners, the international roll out plan and more.
    There will be live demos and of course you will have the opportunity to try out Layar yourself. Keynote speaker is world famous science fiction author Bruce Sterling.
    For more info see http://www.layar.com/NEXT.

  3. […] Posted on August 16, 2009 by rouli Last week I published a poll, asking how do you define yourself – are you an engineer, an artist or maybe an Entrepreneur? […]

  4. […] and Augmented Times are there for you, and so for thousands others. Judging from last week’s poll, our readers come from all walks of life, but all share a passion for augmented reality. So, […]

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