The Pokémon Go craze is over but huge Lawsuits remain

Pokémon Go Mobile App - AR Mobile Game

The mobile app fad practically took over the world during the summer of 2016, leaving problems behind. Pokémon Go was one of the hottest mobile app crazes the world has ever experienced. Moreover, it was by far the most popular example of augmented reality to date. That said, while the application’s use has faded away, many of the problems it caused continue to exist. Unfortunately, some of the AR app users failed to exercise common sense while they played. As a result, many homeowners experienced a significant amount of trespassing.…

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IKEA Place app bring augmented reality experience to Android users

IKEA Place App - IKEA Store

The augmented reality mobile commerce and home décor application is no longer limited to iOS. The IKEA Place app has now been updated to make it possible for Android users to experience its augmented reality features. These have already been available to iPhone users but are now expanded to Android users. The augmented reality feature lets shoppers preview the way an object would look in their home. Therefore, users of the IKEA Place app could use augmented reality technology to better inform themselves. They could look through their mobile device…

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eBay augmented reality features to change shopping experience

Ebay augmented reality Mobile Commerce

The online marketplace has been undergoing a huge number of large changes over the last while. Among all the changes going on with the online marketplace, eBay augmented reality is one of the latest features headed to its m-commerce site. The news about its dabbling with AR comes at a time when it has nearly entirely severed itself from PayPal. The near full separation from PayPal was easily the most surprising change. However, word has now been revealed that suggests that there are a number of different consumer experience changes…

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Art Gallery of Ontario creates augmented reality experience with ReBlink exhibit

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The world renowned gallery is bringing its classic paintings to life with AR technology. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), located in Toronto, Canada, has created a new augmented reality experience for visitors to some of the classic exhibits there. The goal of the AR technology is to bring a new layer of excitement into the artwork in the exhibit. The augmented reality experience is called ReBlink. The AR artwork app creator’s goal was to provide mobile device users with a new perspective when it comes to classic artwork. According…

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Snapchat augmented reality camera available for users to access

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The social media app has launched a new Lens Studio platform letting users create their own AR Lenses. Snapchat has now made it possible for users to design their own augmented reality camera Lenses to share with other users. The Lens Studio is a free desktop app released by Snap Inc. for users of Windows and Mac computers. The augmented reality camera app is designed to be simple to use with a range of different tools. The Lens Studio is meant to make it fun and easy for users to…

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Amazon augmented reality gives a high tech boost to its Apple app users

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The massive online marketplace introduced a new feature letting consumers visualize products in real life. This week, Amazon augmented reality found its start in the iOS version of the shopping app. The new feature is called AR View, and it gives shoppers the ability to visualize the products they’re considering for online purchase within a space in real life. The app, the phone camera and the display let consumers view the products as though they were in the room. So far, the Amazon augmented reality feature is available only in…

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Coca-Cola unveils Halloween themed AR and VR marketing campaign

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The soft drink giant’s UK division will break its own advertising spending record for the themed campaign. Coca-Cola’s UK division will launch an AR and VR marketing campaign for its Fanta brand on Halloween. This campaign will represent the most they have ever spent on a Halloween campaign to date. Part of the advertising for the brand has to do with a virtual reality short riddled with jump scares. The VR marketing short brings viewers onto an elevator on their way to a 13th floor Halloween party. That said, they…

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IKEA augmented reality strategy is designed to make home décor a snap

ikea augmented reality m-commerce app

Now, shoppers can see how a piece will look in their home without ever needed an Allen key. A new IKEA augmented reality component has been added to the overall mobile commerce experience offered by the furniture retailer. The forward-thinking business has always carved its own unique path through the shopping experience. Still, this represents a shift for IKEA, which is mainly focused on the shopper’s in-store experience. Now, the IKEA augmented reality experience is letting consumers turn to their smartphones to make their purchasing decisions, too. It’s clear the…

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Augmented reality car design techniques among Ford’s latest strategies

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The automaker is using Microsoft’s HoloLens as a part of its process for creating future models. Ford has joined a growing number of companies using Microsoft’s HoloLens, in this case as an augmented reality car designing tool. The AR headset has been taking gradual steps into the commercial market in 2017. Ford is joined by NASA, Lowe’s, Volkswagen, Volvo and Audi among others testing the HoloLens. In actuality, Ford has been using the Microsoft HoloLens headset for a while now. It recently completed an initial pilot testing phase. Now, it…

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Virtual reality brain surgery recorded for first time for medical students

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The idea is to provide med students with an improved opportunity to gain firsthand experience with the procedure. A new virtual reality brain surgery recording has become the first of its kind and is designed to give medical students the chance to see the procedure as they would within an operating theater. It can be very difficult for med students to obtain this type of opportunity as spaces are very limited. According to Barts Health NHS Trust surgeon, Alex Alamri, virtual reality brain surgery is on the edge of changing…

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Vikings VR app drums up hype for the show’s next season

Vikings VR app Google Cardboard viewer

The popular television series will be starting its fifth season on November 29 and is using virtual reality marketing. A new Vikings VR app was recently launched to provide fans with a unique experience to hold them over until the next season starts. This mobile marketing technique was expanded with participation in events such as the Fan Expo in Toronto, where Vikings branded Google Cardboard virtual reality viewer devices were distributed to attendees for free. The mobile application offers an immersive experience into the show featuring some of the hit’s…

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