"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" -Arthur C. Clarke, "Profiles of The Future", 1961 (Clarke's third law)

Friday, July 9, 2010

News Brief:

D’Fusion for Adobe Flash Player gives developers the ability to create AR applications using Flash ActionScript and Marker Less Tracking Lite (MLT) technology. According to the company, unlike other AR applications, D’Fusion for Adobe Flash Player does not require additional AR-specific markers on material to trigger the experience. The software also incorporates a security mechanism designed to prevent third-party misuse of media. ( Ed: 'mis-use'? How is *that* defined, I wonder)

Metaio launches its Unifeye Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK) 2.1 for iPhone. According to the company, the update takes full advantage of the iPhone iOS 4 camera access API to create image based augmented reality experiences on the iPhone, the world`s first and only software development kit for creating mobile AR applications.

Layar celebrates it's first year! (Ed: Okay, I'm a sucker for scrappy underdogs)
Read more about this "Little Engine that could" at Games Afresco.

 mtrip travel guides go on sale for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
A new iPhone travel guide app has gone on sale offering augmented reality, an automated itinerary planner, no roaming charges and guides for nine top US and European cities. mTrip Travel Guides also comes with a navigational tool that identifies where the user is and suggests the best route to either on foot or by public transport.
 (article clip, via Travolution)

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