Augmented reality royal wedding features add fun to ABC News report

Augmented Reality Royal Wedding - British Flag - Crown - rings

At the same time that the AR function was amusing, it didn’t offer users any new images. ABC News did its best to draw as many viewers as possible this weekend, including using augmented reality royal wedding features. The news outlet was said to have invested heavily in search engine advertising and other ways to appeal to viewers. The AR features allowed iPhone and iPad users to view 3D models of certain royal wedding components. The details weren’t new or live. Instead, the augmented reality royal wedding images were 3D…

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Restaurants and bars are beginning to use the Tabbedout mobile payment app

Mobile Payment App

Tabbedout is starting to become available at many different bars and restaurants to offer patrons the opportunity to pay for their food and drink purchases by using the mobile payment app. It functions by allowing customers to open a tab and view it in real time, paying it at their convenience by way of their Android smartphone or iPhone. To use it, consumers simply need to download the Tabbedout app, which is available for free. They must then enter their credit card information which is then safely stored on the…

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iPad apps provide free helpful cancer information

Cancer Mobile App

A cancer diagnosis can be terrifying, and the ability to obtain information in order to better understand what it is, what treatments and support are available, and how to better cope as the patient or a loved one, can make all the difference. This is how some apps designed for the Apple iPad are hoping to help. A guide to the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s 120 forms of cancer is only one of the services available through the Cancer.net Mobile app. It is a free application that provides useful…

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Augmented reality shows promising signs of practical use in the near future

Augmented-Reality-Marketing

Though augmented reality was still only in its experimental stages two years ago, it is showing signs of truly coming into its own through the latest commonly used and readily available technologies. Augmented reality is a cutting edge electronics industry innovation which superimposes audio, graphics, and other sensory enhancements from the screen onto an environment in real time. Though images on television and other standard graphics technologies don’t change with the perspective of the viewer, augmented reality systems let the viewer change what is seen through movements of the eyes…

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A winning mobile solution for sport fans

QR code linked to mobile website

The world of sports is making use of QR codes as a way to keep fans up to date on the events going on during off season. Several sports publications are also taking advantage of the codes to deliver this information to readers. As mobile devices become ever more popular, there is a growing demand for new ways in which fans can keep in touch with their favorite teams. The National Football League, in particular, is finding that the codes can meet that demand. Despite the complications of a recent…

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ShareSquare makes all the right connections

Snap Shot of ShareSquare Website

ShareSquare, a platform that connects audiences with the entertainment industry, made a strong showing at this year’s South by South West conference. They have launched their new initiative today that will make use of QR codes. The company will also offer a content management system that will let clients easily customize the codes as well as obtain real-time analytics. This year’s conference, held in Texas, was overrun with QR codes. As the barcodes become more popular, more companies specializing in their use are beginning to emerge. Mobile technology is likely…

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Groupon Now promises to bigger and better!

Groupon introduces Groupon Now, the company’s innovative mobile app tool that is designed to change how the people eat, play and shop. The app will be released next month, which will be an addition to the various deals of Groupon wherein specific deals on time and location will be provided. When the app is opened, there will be two options provided and these are “I’m hungry” and “I’m bored.” There is a wide range of choices available for each of the choices which depend on the user’s time and location.…

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Newspaper QR code sends readers to free app

The Orange County Register has begun including QR codes in issues of their newspaper. The codes are being used to offer readers more dynamic experience. An increasing number of publications have begun using the codes to bridge the gap between offline and online media. Newspapers in particular have been offering exclusive video content, letting readers watch interviews of commentaries without interrupting their reading experience. Print media has been struggling to find a foothold with an audience that has become increasingly dependent on technology. The public now has access to all…

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