Posts Tagged ‘ARBrowser’

Featuring BikeInUmbria App

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Today we had the chance to interview Giovanni Rocchini, one of our very best active and more contributing users, that included our AR Browser SDK on his great Bike In Umbria app. Here bellow you can check out the whole interview. Thanks Giovanni for your time!

- Tell us a little about your company. What kind of apps you develop? Services you offer?

Liquidapp started in 2010 by Sesinet and Salt & Pepper, with over 20 years experience in new media and design we develop integrated media solutions. Creating cross platform applications is the bedrock of our work, be it mobile, tablet or online. We are always interested in developing new markets, helping clients expand their market brand awareness.

-We have been trying out your Bike In Umbria app and its really cool. Not to mention the amazing design and UX. Who is the target market? 

The Bike in Umbria app is an on-going branding exercise of the local government authority’s tourism and cultural, awareness campaign. Started in

2010 the Umbria App project has over 34 separate app both in English and Italian with over 50,000 separate downloads.
This app’s target market is tourism and is intended for use as both presentation and utility app

- Did  you find useful the ARBrower library? What about the integration, API, doc?

We found AR Browser really userful, and with lot of potential. The integration is easy and the API is well documented. We love to add new feature on our app, and ARBrowser help us with Bike In Umbria. We are
planning new app with AR and we are waiting new wounderful things from ARLab!

- Future plans: any other AR app in mind?

AR is the future and with integrating library such as AR Browser they facilitate our clients with reduced R&D costing helping us to deliver the products in record time. Knowing that the products integration has been thoroughly tested allow for piece-off-mind and an expanded user experience.

We are really waiting for all your news, expecially 3D world! AR Browser with 3D support will be a wonderful addon for our app, and the 3D engine could help us to develop some new cool effect on our app!

Thanks a lot for your work and for the chance of this interview!

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Augmented Reality, linking augmented and real world.

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     As its definition states, augmented reality is a technology that augments the view of a real world environment, overlaying extra information to the real objects present on that real world, and so enhancing users’ current perception of reality. This extra information is “augmented” by computer-generated sensory input, like graphics or GPS data which comes from the GPS’ device. It is important to say that unlike in virtual reality, where the computer generated data replaces the elements present in the real world, in augmented reality this computer data is added to it in order to improve the user´s perception of the environment.

      Modern augmented reality systems allow smartphones and other mobile devices to be able to integrate these systems into them. In order to make possible the creation of augmented elements into the real world, devices can use one or more of the following technologies: optical sensors,  accelerometers and gyroscopes , GPS, solid state compasses, RFID and wireless sensors.

      According to how or what Augmented Reality will show, one or more than one of the aforementioned technologies can be used. One example that we can find of linking augmented components into the real world is an augmented geolocated view (picture 1). In this type of geolocated views, the augmented reality system will use the GPS, accelerometers, gyroscopes and compasses in order to place a lot of Point of interests according to the user´s location and direction. Once all the data received from this hardware are analyzed, the output will be used to place some POIs on the screen, with very useful information for the user like distance to the POIs, directions to them, or what is the meaning of those POIs, for example.

      Picture 1. Example of an augmented reality geolocated view.

      Another widely spread augmented reality system is the one that uses the optical sensors to “catch” what is happening in the environment, analyzes the input information and overlays the augmented information over the real physic world. As augmented reality is becoming more popular, these AR systems which use the camera as the “door” for input data are playing an important role on the merging between both worlds.

  Picture 2. Example of an augmented reality image tracking.

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ARPicBrowser, an Open Source Application created with the ARLab ARBrowser .

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      The ARLab team brings you another amazing and useful open source application, with which you will be able to create your own application following the same steps that the ARLab did. This open source application tries to show the power of our ARBrowser, and some of the features it has, like the customizable callback on clicked POI or the extremely light view and smooth movements it provides. But the most powerful feature it provides developers is the very simple interface API, which ranges from totally beginners to expert developers. This easy SDK allows you to add augmented reality geolocation view to your device in less than 5 or 10 minutes, once the environment has been configured.

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BombAR. The first game developed by ARLab with the ARBrowser technology

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       In this entry we want to present you the first Augmented Reality game developed by ARLab using our own technology. The technology used in this application is based on the ARBrowser, an augmented reality geolocation view which allows you to add extra information to the real world.

Figure 1. Promotional Image of the game in Google Play  

        The game shows several capabilities of the ARLab ARBrowser, like the possibility of adding and removing POIS- represented in this case by the bombs- in real time, the accuracy and smoothness of the movements or the capability to customize 100% the look and feel and workflow of this “white label” solution.

          As it is claimed in the ARBrowser features, the action to be carried out when the user clicks a POI are fully customizable, and in this case we decided just to remove the POI and give a punctuation according to the POI clicked.

Figure 2. It shows an example of the game running.  

              Right now, you are able to develop something like this following the very simple API documentation available here. This documentation and of course this Browser have been created to be used by both beginners or experts. Moreover, it is so easy to use that you will have your ARBrowser ready to be used in less than 20 minutes, like is shown in this video tutorial.

These are some specific features of BombAR:

- BombAR the ultimate augmented reality game! Deactivate bombs around you!
- We have prepared 8 different levels, starting from super easy #1 to super hard #8! Try to get 3 STARS!
- Additionally, you can play the survival mode. Bombs will silently approach to you, check out the radar to deactivate them! This mode has no end, survive as much as possible!

Get it for free from the Google Play in this link. Soon it will be available also for iOS devices.

Bilbao Anuncios. App based on the ARLab ARBrowser.

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        Anuncios.com, one of promoters of the “Festival el Sol” in Bilbao city, has used ARLab technology, in this case ARBrowser, in the event’s official application, “Anuncios Bilbao”. This application presents to the users information about the last festival’s news, essential places in the city, closest and available hotels, and even the location of the users of this application. Furthermore, you will have the chance to explore the creative city of Bilbao using “Anuncios Bilbao” application.

Get if for free:

Google Play: Android devices.

iOS Store: iOS Devices.