Monday, November 7, 2011

3 Tools for Creating Augmented Reality for iPad

Augmented Reality seems popular at the moment although many people think it is still beyond our reach as content providers. This has changed recently with the development of a new range of Apps that allow you to implement AR features on your iPad. Have a look at the three we have featured here for a peek at the way educational information could be presented. If you know of other please let us know so we can include them in the list.

1. Junaio - FREE
The new junaio 3.0 elevates the iPad 2 camera capability to a new level. Point your camera at whatever it is you want information on. This "Scan the World" feature can recognize pictures, QR codes and even product barcodes. Keyword search is still available, but the scanned image itself works now as a search query to get to content in junaio, making other kind of markers obsolete.

Junaio is an advanced mobile augmented reality browser, a mobile companion and instant source of information about places, events or bargains. What’s on at the movies, where is the nearest cash dispenser, taxi stand or subway station? Finding your way inside exhibitions, getting added information on products, ads or news articles. This and more at your finger tips with junaio, your mobile companion. 





2. Daqri -FREE

View augmented reality enhanced QR codes created on daqri.com with the daqri App! Keep track of previously visited daqri codes in the History. Save daqri codes you really like to Favorites to check out later. Take photos with augmented reality and post them directly to Facebook!

daqri is an augmented reality platform that allows you to publish and view amazing augmented reality experiences, without writing a single line of code. With the daqri app, you can scan daqri QR codes to gain access to all kinds of content including videos, images, maps, phone numbers, links, and 3D augmented reality.




Layar is a mobile app for discovering information about the world around you. Using Augmented Reality (AR) technology, Layar displays digital information called “layers” into your smartphone’s field of vision.

Share your augmented experiences with your friends and followers. Simply connect to Layar with your Facebook or Twitter account and share your layers, spots and screenshots within your social networks.

Find your way around in Augmented Reality with Layar's intuitive user interface. Start directly from your most favorable and recently used layers. Easily explore brand new and featured layers.

Last year we introduced 3D objects in augmented reality. Now, 3D objects are no longer just waiting to be discovered. They can come alive!


1 comment:

  1. I can think of multiple opportunities for using AR with Kindergarten my students, especially in light of reading your article. Time to get those apps on the iPads and having a play.

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