Augmented Reality in Flash Now Commercially Available

Mark Billinghurst just shared with me the good news: ARToolworks announces commercial availability of FLARToolKit. He explains:

Basically it means that companies can now get commercial licenses to FLARToolKit and build flash based Augmented reality websites without having to release their source code as required by the GPL license.

Saqoosha (Tomohiko Koyama) was the first to marry AR with flash as open source – a major step in simplifying AR apps on a PC. Now ARToolworks CTO, Philip Lamb, is taking it to a commercial level.

The code is available at the Spark Project site.

To get your creative juices going, here’s a reminder of the kind of things this baby can deliver:

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What are YOU going to create with it?

Augmented Reality Made Simple in Flash

Make Me Pulse uncovered a Japanese innovation (from Saqoosha) making augmented reality a tad more accessible for the casual user.

This is as close to do-it-yourself-augmented-reality that I have seen so far: draw it yourself; no installation needed. Runs in flash. Very cool.

Check this movie, then try it yourself here.

More details on libraries and translations at MakeMePulse.

Thanks guys!