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 ...

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‘Zagat To Go’ Arrives on Android Today

A full press release should hit the wires later today, but we’ve got some early information on the new Android app from Zagat.   The new app is called Zagat To Go and it comes a few months after the launch of ‘nru‘ from a few months back.  One of the longest running series ...

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Mobilizy Demos 3D Objects with 9/11 Memorial [VIDEO]

The two big guns in Augmented Reality apps for Android, Mobilizy (maker of Wikitude World Browser and other apps) and Layar have quite a little arms race going. Two weeks ago, Layar announced support for 3D objects.  This week, Mobilizy matched the feature, and demonstrates it with perhaps ...

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App Review: MoVue

Augmented reality allows you to layer objects over a view of your surroundings whilst you look at them through the camera on your phone. This brings up many possibilities and MoVue uses this technique to look at your surroundings and display on your screen locations of different attractions and ...

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Mobilizy Proposes Open AR Markup Language

It’s been a big day for Augmented Reality news. On the heels of the announcement of Layar’s support for 3D objects, Mobilizy, maker of Wikitude World Browser, announced that it’s proposing an open Augmented Reality markup language (ARML). ARML would be based on KML and ...

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Real World Hyperlinking From GeoVector’s World Surfer

San Francisco-based GeoVector has announced the launch of their directional search and pointing app for Android handsets.   Available today in the Android Market, World Surfer allows for users to simply point their phone towards a place that interests them and learn more about it.  One can ...

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SomaView Helps Users Discover Their Virtual Neighborhood

I’m a big fan of Augmented Reality (AR) apps for Android.  While some might see them as the current fad in mobile apps, I view the concept as just a stepping stone.  Anytime I get a chance to try out a new AR title, I’m game.   Naturally, I was pleased to get an email... Read More

Introducing Wikitude Drive

Mobilizy is showing off an early look at their augmented reality navigation system called Wikitude Drive. Billed as the first fully functional mobile AR navigation system for Android, it was created out of curiosity. Members of the team wanted to see if it was feasible to combine real-time ...

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Enabling the Ecosystem: WIKITUDE, Part Two

Want to augment your reality? Use WIKITUDE, your Android device, and your programming skills to document and annotate the world around you. Learn more in this second post of a two-part Enabling the Ecosystem interview, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Enabling the Ecosystem: WIKITUDE, Part One

Want to augment your reality? Use WIKITUDE, your Android device, and your programming skills to document and annotate the world around you. Learn more in this first post of a two-part Enabling the Ecosystem interview, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Mobilizy Announces WIKITUDE.me and Developer API

One of original winning apps of the initial Android Developers Challenge, Wikitude is rightfully the first name we think of when it comes to Augmented Reality.  The team behind the app, Mobilizy GmbH, recently announced enhancements to their award winning mobile AR platform with a focus on end ...

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IBM’s ‘Seer’ Brings Augmented Reality to Wimbledon [VIDEO]

IBM has unveiled an Android application designed to change the way tennis fans keep up to date with all the action going down at Wimbledon 2009.  The app called Seer features location-aware visualization built for the T-Mobile G1.  Using augmented reality, Seer works as a real-time guide and ...

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Layar’s Augmented Reality is Dreamy [VIDEO]

Augmented reality applications are changing the way we view the world.  No longer do we have to wonder what’s on the other side of town or, for that matter, on the next block.  Android users are able to pull out their handsets and run apps like Wikitude, nru, and now Layar to see where ...

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Demo of ZAGAT’s ‘nru’

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