Augmented reality is really an advanced concept. It’s not advertised nearly enough, though. Well, it’s getting a little recognition today. Augmented Planet held an awards competition of sorts, to name the best augmented reality apps. WikiTude beat out Layar and Junaio as Best Augmented Reality Browser, for the second year in a row. We’d like to give our congratulations to WikiTude. Of course, Layar and Junaio deserve recognition. We’re dealing with the 3 biggest augmented reality apps within Android. A big thanks goes out to the developers behind this software, for helping make Android what it is today. Check out the press release below.
every year at Augmented Planet (www.augmentedplanet.com), the Augmented Reality community votes for its favorite Augmented Reality applications. Similar to last year, the race was on again for Wikitude, Layar and Junaio. Having won the category of “Best Augmented Reality Browser” already in 2009, Wikitude was able to retain the crown in 2010.
Martin Herdina, Mobilizy’s CEO comments on the success: “Here at Mobilizy we are proud and excited about retaining Wikitude’s crown for the Best Augmented Reality Browser in 2010. We dedicate this award to our community, which keeps providing the support and the feedback we need to continuously improve our products. Stay tuned – Q1 will bring even more exciting features and partnerships to strengthen Wikitude’s perception by our community and the readers of Augmented Planet.”
“We have come a long way building the Wikitude ecosystem and are glad that we have created a platform where content providers and developers can enable their innovative AR ideas and concepts. We can’t wait for all the new AR experiences, which our ever growing valued developer community will create in 2011”, says Andy Gstoll, CMO at Wikitude.
Augmented Reality browsing is still a very new concept. Similar to browsing the Internet, people can browse the reality with smartphones. Augmented Reality is a fantastic concept to make this happen, overlaying the reality, as seen through the smartphone’s camera, with additional information.
“Augmented Reality browsing is still so new, that nobody really knows for sure what people really like. Winning the People’s Choice Award “Best AR Browser 2010″ is a wonderful confirmation that people love our concept of Augmented Reality browsing. We’re continuing our quest to improve Wikitude to have interesting, local, high-quality content Worlds, an intuitive user interface, and a flexible eco-system and API, that gives developers many options to contribute”, says Philipp Breuss-Schneeweis, founder of Wikitude.
A glorious 2010 filled with awards
The Augmented Planet’s Readers Choice victory rounds up a series of many prestigious awards Wikitude was able to claim in 2010. Other highlights last year were the World Summit Award for Mobile Content in Abu Dhabi, The Galileo Master at the European Satellite Navigation Competition and of course the Global Championship at the Navteq Global LBS Challenge. More detailed information on Wikitude’s awards can be found here: http://www.wikitude.org/en/deauszeichnungenenawards
About Wikitude / Mobilizy GmbH
Mobilizy is an early pioneer in mobile augmented reality (AR) and the creator of the internationally renowned Wikitude World Browser for iPhone, Android, Symbian and Bada. Most recently Mobilizy has launched Wikitude Drive, the first AR navigation application with global coverage. Wikitude engages in the research and in-house development of location-based services and augmented reality experiences for smart-phones. www.wikitude.org
More information about Wikitude: http://www.wikitude.org