Brightkite Launches Nation’s First AR Advertising Solution

Social discovery networking mogul, Brightkite, has launched the first augmented reality (AR) advertising solution in the nation. The California based company which has been bringing people together since October of 2005 partnered with AR application developer “Layar” back in August of 2009. Since then, the same social networking tools that have made Brightkite a success have been available in real-time through the lens of your phone’s camera.

Now, in addition to photos and posts from friends, users of the Brightkite layer can receive up-to-date and relevant location based advertising in an AR format simply by opening the application and pointing their phone at a participating business. As the holiday season hits a fever pitch, timing couldn’t be more perfect for the new feature, which is set to run through the end of December and will act as a proving ground for the new ad solution.

It appears the new feature is available to both Android and iPhone users.  So what do you think, on demand advertising through the lense of your camera… helpful or intrusive?

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  1. kenia tee
    December 23, 05:03 Reply

    Thats really wonderful news .For the Brightkite users, this novel ad format not only shows them offers that are both relevant to them, but also nearby.Great

  2. oynetwork
    January 13, 18:34 Reply

    Wow! This is definitely a great way to open the year 2010 with mobile phone applications that are sure to increase advertising revenue and make great income for our businesses. New applications are really hard to resist and are greatly effective in generating sales!

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