This week will go down in history as the week vision-based AR mobile applications made their first move on the iPhone platform, and you’ll find plenty of those in the linkfest. Is this the (very welcomed) end for webcam based AR?
- Junaio is the first of the browser to adopt any real time image processing, but it still limited to a tech demo, showing a superhero figure over a specific marker-image.
- Ben&Jerry’s though had gone full-monty and lets you see augmented version of their ice cream tubs (see video below) via their Moo Vision app. Created by Circ.us and Patched Reality, it’s unfortunately only available in the US appstore so I’m unable to try it out.
- However, I was able to try out ARSoccer but was fairly disappointed. This one, and a very similar minded Upsies (not yet available) let you kick a virtual ball. That’s assuming you have white floor and dark trousers. I actually enjoyed it more to bounce the ball off random furniture, but it still not worth the buck.
- And finally, if you are a big football fan, maybe virtually face painting your face with your nation’s flag is something you’ll pay 99 cents for.
- ReadWriteWeb has an interesting piece on that “the leak in your home town” app, that adds a virtual oil spill to any BP logo – Are we entering the age of augmented trademark infringement?
- The 8th International Symposium on Ubiquitous Virtual Reality (ISUVR 2010) was held this week, Wonwoo Lee of the Mobile Augmented Reality blog reported live.
As promised, here’s Ben&Jerry’s Moo Vision. Looking cool, but what’s that thing about chickens being in my ice cream? I want my ice cream to be poultry free, if you don’t mind!
Enjoy your week!