Wikitude

  • In its battle with Layar, Wikitude hires new CEO to continue Euro expansion

    In its battle with Layar, Wikitude hires new CEO to continue Euro expansion

    The fight for European predominance in Augmented Reality (AR) is a competitive one. Both Layar from the Netherlands and Wikitude, Austria, are working hard on establishing strategic distribution partnerships and strengthening their position with a raft of handset producers, mobile phone operators and producers of navigation systems. AR itself, of course, has been around for years, but the… Read More

  • Mobilizy, maker of Wikitude, raises major funding round

    Mobilizy, maker of Wikitude, raises major funding round

    Mobilizy, the Austrian based company behind Wikitude, one of the leading Augmented Reality browsers in Europe and a direct competitor to well-known Layar from the Netherlands, has just raised an undisclosed round of funding from Austrian VC Gamma Capital Partners and tecnet Capital as a co-Investor. It’s Mobilizy’s first round and will be used for developing their two core… Read More

  • Lonely Planet's 25 travel guides get a dose of Augmented Reality

    Lonely Planet's 25 travel guides get a dose of Augmented Reality

    Lonely Planet, the BBC World-owned travel guide company, has rolled out an Augmented Reality option for Android users. Now targeting 25 popular European, US and Asian cities, its AR-supported ‘Compass Guides’ use a combination of GPS, compass and the phone’s camera to enable users to see their current location and nearby points of interest. The app then overlays information… Read More

  • Junaio launches augmented reality platform for the iPhone and the Web

    Junaio launches augmented reality platform for the iPhone and the Web

    [Germany] Munich-based metaio, a developer of visual interaction software products, is today launching a consumer-oriented iPhone application (iTunes link) and complementary website that combines the fun and usefulness of augmented reality with social networking. The application, dubbed junaio, is billed by the company as the ‘world’s first augmented reality platform’ but… Read More

  • Augmented reality browser Layar now available for the iPhone

    Half an hour ago, I just had an iPhone 3GS. Now, I have an iPhone 3GS with Layar installed. It was one of the main questions I had for the Dutch company, which markets an augmented reality browser, when they launched at the Mobile 2.0 Europe event in Barcelona last year. When would they be complementing their Android program with an application for the iPhone? They said it’d come in the… Read More

  • Layar Brings Augmented Reality Browser To The iPhone (Screenshots)

    Layar Brings Augmented Reality Browser To The iPhone (Screenshots)

    Half an hour ago, I just had an iPhone 3GS. Now, I have an iPhone 3GS with Layar installed. It was one of the main questions I had for the Dutch company, which markets an augmented reality browser, when they launched at the Mobile 2.0 Europe event in Barcelona last year. When would they be complementing their Android program with an application for the iPhone? They said it’d come in the… Read More

  • Twin Towers seen once more via Augmented Reality iPhone app

    Twin Towers seen once more via Augmented Reality iPhone app

    [Austria] Mobilizy, the company from Salzburg, that brought us one of the world’s first Augmented Reality browsers, Wikitude, just released a major upgrade which crosses that significant line between technology and its effects in the ‘real’ world. Their idea was to build a virtual memorial in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks in the U.S. and the destruction of the World… Read More

  • Twin Towers Re-appear Via Augmented Reality iPhone app

    Twin Towers Re-appear Via Augmented Reality iPhone app

    Mobilizy, the company that brought us one of the world’s first Augmented Reality browsers, Wikitude, just released a major upgrade which crosses that significant line between technology and its effects in the ‘real’ world. Their idea was to build a virtual memorial in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks in the U.S. and the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City. Read More