Global augmented reality market shows promise

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AR market set for strong growth Augmented reality is showing impressive growth around the world, especially as both companies and consumers begin to form a better understanding of the technology’s capabilities and current boundaries. The technology has begun having a major influence on the game industry as well as well as many others and the demand for AR platforms and services has been rising rapidly over the past several years. TechNavio, a provider of market research reports, has published a new study concerning the promise that can be seen in…

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Augmented reality could revolutionize big data

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Data could benefit from augmented reality The world is changing. Nearly everything in the world has some kind of digital counterpart, which can be found online through a variety of sources. The advent of social media and mobile technology has lead to the widespread proliferation of digitized data and have given consumers greater ability to find the information that they are interested in. Mobil technology is playing a major role in this phenomenon and the importance of smartphones and tablets is drawing more attention to augmented reality and how this…

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TripAdvisor app launched on the BlackBerry platform

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Wikitude introduces TripAdvisor application to BlackBerry Wikitude, a developer of mobile augmented reality applications, has launched its new TripAdvisor app for the BlackBerry mobile platform. The application utilizes augmented reality technology to provide users with detailed information regarding their travels around the world. Augmented reality is beginning to gain attention for its uses in the tourism industry. The technology could help travelers find their way around unfamiliar cities and even locate restaurants and other such venues that they may be interested in. App leverages augmented reality to provide travels with…

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Wikitude to provide development tools for makers of augmented reality games

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Game industry continues to show interest in augmented reality Wikitude GmbH, developers of the popular Wikitude augmented reality application, has announced a number of updates to its platform, one of which will allow software developers to make their own augmented reality games. Augmented reality has recently seen extensive use in the gaming industry. Developers have shown favor for the technology because of its interactive nature. Augmented reality can turn any environment into a digital playground, which has become a popular prospect amongst consumers. Wikitude ARchitect Engine to be open to…

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Nokia announced new augmented reality browser

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As augmented reality technology becomes more popular, more tech companies are investing into AR browsers – programs akin to web browsers but used for the real world. Nokia has unveiled plans for their rendition of this technology, called Nokia Live View. The browser is being developed by Nokia Beta Labs and will be available for Symbian^5 mobile devices. It will be an add-on to Nokia’s popular Ovi Maps application, which is very similar to Google Maps. The browser integrates with the Ovi Maps platform, allowing users to navigate their environment…

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