A bit of a busy week, here are just some of the augmented reality stories that happened in the past seven days:
- Where can you find Metaio’s Peter Meier and Layar’s Maarten Lens-FitzGerald on the same panel? At the DLD conference. Video well worth worth watching if only for seeing Lens-FitzGerald’s face when Meier declares Junaio as the most advanced AR mobile application.
- Why so many AR apps fail in the real world (via @genebecker). I think that statistically speaking, AR apps are no worse than “normal” apps.
- The AR art manifesto, I’m not smart enough to get it. (via @genebecker)
- AR comes to the Classroom: a game-changer for children learning to read (via @jack_benoff)
- Pantomation is the late 70’s edition of Kinect and augmented reality. Makes me wonder what the people of 2040 will think about our current technology (via @String)
- Early signs of dystopia: Going to the outdoors and using your iphone to see augmented “live” butterflies
Sometimes, you don’t need enticing narrative to create a touching AR application. “Jack in the box” by the Spanish company Sensaa is an evidence to that. Just open a box, and an augmented surprise will pop out of it. Simple, but wonderful:
Have a great week!