Nestle to launch new augmented reality campaign later this month

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Nestle has made a major change to its market research budget, putting a major focus on contests and games. The famed food company is preparing to launch a new crowdsourced campaign that will help it find four new flavors for their popular Kit Kat brand of candy. The new campaign will reflect the change in Nestle’s marketing focus as it will task consumers with determining what these four flavors will be. To accomplish this, the company is adopting augmented reality. The company has built an augmented reality experience and affixed…

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Mercedes-Benz enters the mobile augmented reality market with new app

Augmented Reality car

Mercedes-Benz has joined the growing number of automakers that are developing mobile augmented reality applications. Automakers are showing interest in the technology because it opens up a new avenue of consumer engagement. Because of the widespread use and ownership of smart phone, the mobile application market has proven to be more than just a passing fancy for consumers. Today, companies not developing mobile apps may be missing a major opportunity. The manufacturer has developed an app for the iOS and Android platforms that allows smart phone users to take virtual…

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Grid: A real-time augmented reality maze from Sahar Fikouhi

Augmented reality continues to gain momentum in the gaming world. As the technology has grown more advanced, companies specializing in augmented reality, such as Metaio and Qualcomm, have released tools to help intrepid designers build their own AR experiences. Such is the case with Sahar Fikouhi, a computational designer and architect from London, UK. Fikouhi has developed a new game for the iPhone that plunges players into a world of staggering geometry and tasks them with navigating their way through a virtual maze. The game is called Grid and it…

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Layar launches new app to help augmented reality become more consumer friendly

Augmented reality can be incredibly complex. So much so, that mobile applications using the technology can be fairly daunting to consumers. Layar, an AR developer based in Amsterdam, is looking to get consumers more comfortable with the technology and has launched a new app that will do just that. The new app, called Stiktu, allows consumers to get hands on experience with augmented reality content and share this content with their friends on any social network. Layar’s initial app, which shares the name of the company, continues to be wildly…

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Top Gear magazine gets a high-tech upgrade with the help of augmented reality

Top Gear Magazine Augmented Reality

Top Gear magazine, the monthly publication of the acclaimed British car show Top Gear, has adopted augmented reality. The magazine has partnered with renown AR platform Aurasma in order to bring a new dimension to the publication. The December issue of the magazine is filled with several augmented reality experience, which readers can access by downloading the Aurasma mobile applications. These experiences include various highlights from the TV broadcast as well as behind the scenes interviews with famous guests and the show’s hosts. The app works by simply pointing a…

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