Below are the slides and the transcript of the Ignite talk Maarten Lens-FitzGerald gave at this year’s WPP Stream event (read what else he did, in his own words, here).
Adriane Goetz September 8, 2011
Here at Layar, we like to stay busy creating new concepts, improving existing products, and sharing our hopes, dreams and coolest new endeavors with our community.
Some days we do all of these things at once—and last Thursday (Sept. 1) was one of those days.
First, we hosted a webinar for developers interested in the Creation Challenge, and had a great turnout! You can download the audio file for the September 1 Creation Challenge webinar as well as a PDF of the presentation here.
After the webinar, we kicked off another Augmented Reality Thursday (ART), a monthly meetup we host to share news, exchange ideas and visions, and meet others interested in Augmented reality.
Check out this video of last week’s ART presentations from Layar Co-founder and General Manager Maarten Lens FitzGerald, Layar Research and Development’s Michael Hofmann and renowned ARtist Sander Veenhof. These fellas show off some cool new Layar concepts!
Adriane Goetz September 6, 2011
As all good things must come to an end, so has this class, but not without some impressive final student projects! Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be sharing videos of these projects as well as footage from the class presentations with Layar strategist Gene Becker making a guest appearance to offer comments and feedback. You can read all our posts related to the Design Class here.
This next project video is from students Daniel Young, Eugene Seo, Simon Tien and Trevor Freel. Harvest is a concept for a standalone app that uses augmented reality to display custom information for people with allergies and special diets; it is targeted at those with dietary restrictions due to health, ethical or religious reasons.
The team also started building a Harvest layer (still in testing) to locate nearby health food stores that cater to these types of dietary restrictions.
Check out the Harvest team’s impressive video (we’re suckers for motion graphics) for their awesome concept!
Adriane Goetz August 31, 2011
As all good things must come to an end, so has this class, but not without some impressive final student projects! Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be sharing videos of these projects as well as footage from last week’s class presentations with Layar strategist Gene Becker making a guest appearance to offer comments and feedback. You can read all our posts related to the Design Class here.
These next two videos were made by students Shi Jie (CJ) Lim, Shih-Hao (Tony) Chiu and Ailun (Karen) Chiu for a mobile app concept called Dobu Dobu. The first video is a demo of the Dobu Dobu virtual pet-making layer (not yet public), and the second is a concept video for a magical 3D Augmented Reality experience centered around interacting with your virtual pets.
Perhaps Dobu Dobu is the Tamagochi of the future…
Adriane Goetz August 29, 2011
Now that we’ve released the Layar Vision beta and are well into the Creation Challenge, we want to make sure you have all the tools and knowledge necessary to build immersive experiences and win some of that $55,000 prize money!
We have already provided some tutorials and sample code, but we also want to give you the opportunity to ask non-technical questions and get realtime feedback, so this week we’re hosting a webinar!
Whether you’re having trouble coming up with a concept for the Creation Challenge, you want feedback on your current concept, or you just want to be sure you understand how Layar Vision works, join Layar Strategist King Yiu Chu and Layar Partner Network Manager Ivo van Barneveld this Thursday at 5pm Amsterdam time (CEST) to help you with concepts, strategies and best practices for Layar Vision and the Creation Challenge.
The tips, tricks and expert advice you’ll get from this webinar will surely give you a leg up in the competition, so sign up now!