Virtuteq augmented reality application allows users to add digital content to the real world

Mobile Commerce

As the world grows more attuned to mobile technology, augmented reality is beginning to take up much of the limelight. The technology has opened up a new way for people to interact with their environment. This is done through augmented reality browsers, simple but sophisticated smart phone applications that act as a sort of Internet browser for the real world. As people become more familiar with augmented reality technology, these browsers are growing more advanced, allowing smart phone users to embed their own digital experiences into the world. Mobile technology…

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ERA Real Estate adopts augmented reality to connect with potential homebuyers

Real Estate Mobile Marketing

Augmented reality has gained a foothold in the real estate industry. The industry has been growing more attuned to technology over the past few years, attempting to utilize emerging technologies to catch the attention of potential clients who are inseparable from their mobile devices. Realtors were one of the earliest users of QR codes. The popularity of the codes today is partly due to the extensive use they saw in the real estate industry. Though augmented reality is already quite popular, realtors may be able to find new ways to…

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Online clothing giant Mr Porter launches augmented reality treasure hunt to celebrate first anniversary

QR Code Scavenger Hunt

Mr Porter, an expansive online clothing retailer, has launched a new campaign to celebrate its first anniversary. The company will kick off an interactive treasure hunt later this month to mark the occasion. The hunt will span five cities around the world. These cities will be Sydney, New York City, London and Hong Kong. What makes the treasure hunt interactive is its use of augmented reality. Using the Goldrun application, participants will be able to track down digital clues that could help them win prizes from Mr Porter. The application…

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Holiday Inn London launches augmented reality campaign ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games

Holiday Inn London is claiming the title of world’s first augmented reality hotel. The expansive hotel chain has teamed with augmented reality developer Aurasma to launch the Holiday Inn Olympic STAY YOU Campaign. The campaign brings together some of the British athletes that will compete in this year’s Olympic Games, which will be held in London. Holiday Inn is preparing for the event by giving those visiting the country to view the Olympics a chance to see Olympic athletes in their own rooms. These will only be digital representations, of…

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3M enters into the augmented reality arena with Post-It application

Augmented Reality App

3M, an international manufacturing and technology conglomerate, has entered the increasingly competitive arena of augmented reality. The company has developed a new application for iOS mobile devices that takes the idea of post-it notes and turns it digital. The app, fittingly called the Augmented Reality Post-It Application, seeks to bring a more social aspect to leaving notes. Users will be able to leave each other messages, which will not add to the clutter of an office or room as they will be entirely digital. Using a mobile device’s camera, users…

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Marvel teams with Aurasma to make interactive digital comics

Marvel Augmented Reality

Acclaimed comic and entertainment company Marvel has announced a partnership with augmented reality developer Aurasma this week. Marvel has taken a keen interest in the advent of augmented reality technology and how consumers are responding to the new interactive platforms it has spawned. As such, the company hopes to provide fans with an engaging experience with its new line of comics, called “Marvel Infinite Comics.” This new line is designed specifically for digital viewing and will be using the Aurasma platform to make the story interactive. The print world has…

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Myspace and Gravity Jack team to bring augmented reality to the forefront of social media

*Gravity Jack augmented reality demo As augmented reality and social media begin to intertwine, more companies and networks are building partnerships. The latest of these is the teaming of Gravity Jack, an augmented reality developer, and Myspace, the one-time ruler of social networking space. The duo has plans to bring augmented reality technology to the realm of music and entertainment. The effort will produce new and engaging content that will be available on the Myspace platform. Myspace has been working on this content since last year, when it was purchased…

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Sony opens up about the augmented reality technology behind the Playstation Vita

Augmented reality’s incorporation into the world of gaming is currently being championed by Japanese developer Sony and their new handheld device the Playstation Vita. In the months and weeks before the handheld console was released, Sony had touted the device as one of the most advanced gaming platforms ever made. This was mostly because of its use of augmented reality. The company kept the specific details of the technology used in the Vita under wraps, even in the days before its release. Now, however, Sony is finally willing to show…

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South Korean social network Ovjet uses augmented reality to stand out amongst the competition

Augmented Reality Social Network

South Korea’s Kiwiple is virtual unknown outside of its home country. The company specializing in social networking and its associated technologies and has some big plans on how to make itself the biggest name in social media since Facebook. The company managed to gain some attention around the world in 2010 when it showed off a new augmented reality application for smart phones that was linked to its Ovjet social networking platform. Kiwiple now has ambitious plans to take this application to the next level and become one of the…

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Total Immersion to show off D’Fusion platform at CeBIT 2012

Augmented Reality

Total Immersion, a leading developer of augmented reality software, has announced that it will be showing off its latest program at the CeBIT 2012 conference in Hanover, Germany. The company will be letting attendees get their hands on the D’Fusion platform, a 3D rendering platform that is designed to create immersive augmented reality experiences. The platform will be used on the Intel’s Ultrabook and Total Immersion believes that it will push the boundaries of the powerful computer platform. The D’Fusion platform is designed to build entertaining augmented reality gaming experiences.…

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In the wake of the Mobile World Congress, Aurasma continues to make waves in the tech world

Aurasma AR App

The Mobile World Congress has come and gone, but the technology community around the world is still buzzing with what developers showed off during the conference. Like many similar events last year, the star of this year’s show was augmented reality. Acclaimed AR developer Aurasma was able to garner a great deal of attention during the conference by proving the concept that augmented reality could be used anywhere as true. The company showed off the various ways that the technology could be used, none of which relied on lighting, special…

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