Augmented Reality Apps
Friday 23rd March, by Stephanie Clark
Ovjet integrates social media and augmented reality to supply a user with an experience that makes use of the technology to provide real-time data and correspond with others.
Augmented Reality Apps
While there are several other augmented reality apps on the market which can be applied to find the location of restaurants and bars nearby, Ovjet takes the innovation a step further by integrating many other areas that aren't usually covered. Users can "follow" the page of any location, individual or other object-- in a similar fashion to Twitter-- and the latest information can be seen as a feed.
We've seen a range of mobile-based starts in Korea look to overseas markets and, with Google now helping the nation's startps, Kiwiple could be one of the next wave of services to expand its international ambition.
With Wallit, a cost-free new iOS app today, real-world places are finally getting the equivalent of Facebook walls of their own. The app lets you leave text, photos, video, and audio messages on virtual walls for specific locations-- but only if you're literally there. The virtual walls are also viewable through a glossy augmented reality mode, which lets your Wallit contributions seem like digital graffiti layered on a place.
"We are trying to socialize augmented reality experiences," Wallit founder and CEO Veysel Berk told VentureBeat in an interview. While you can only contribute to Wallit's virtual walls if you're actually near a specific location, you can still view entries created on any wall from anywhere in the world. You'll be able to like and rate particular Wallit posts, and Berk tells me that the company will be using some automatic filtering as well to keep junk items to a minimum.
As rumours circulate around Google's plans to announce head-up display glasses by the end of the year, the business has quietly begun advertising for a designer and engineer responsible for augmented-reality mapping. The positions include a "special projects" front-end software engineer and a designer for local, mobile and social apps. Both job summaries list augmented-reality mapping as a leading duty.
According to the Times report, information will be featured on a "small screen that will sit a few inches from someone's eye." A low-resolution camera will supervise the real world and "overlay information about locations, surrounding buildings, and friends who might be nearby." The glasses will presumably function with a user's Android device, and will ship with a 3G or 4G data connection.