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Layer of the week: Creating awareness with ‘The Ocean is in Your Hand’

Redactie May 11, 2010

The Layar of this week is ‘The Ocean is in your Hand’ by Norman Chee. Norman is a student from Malaysia and experimented with Layar for his final project. Not only did he create his first layer with cool 3D objects, he also has a goal that makes the layer special: to create awareness for the threatened marine life in our oceans, supporting the World Wildlife Fund.



In the layer, you can find 3D animals that live underwater. By clicking on them, you can read more about their life and threat of extinction through the WWF website. To spread the awareness, you can take screenshots of the ocean creatures and forward them to others. We got in touch with Norman to tell us more about this project.








How do you create awareness with your layer?
Norman: “My layer lets you learn more about endangered marine life. There are two meanings behind the title of my layer. One is that the you can explore the ocean for endangered marine life through the mobile phone in your hand, and the other is that the future of ocean life depends on us.”



What can we do with your layer?
Norman: “You’re able to explore and find endangered marine life such as sharks, turtles, corals and fish in certain areas. First of all, you open the layer and look for these endangered species. By finding them you can see what the creatures look like in 3D. You can learn more about that species from a link attached that connects to the WWF website.”



Any other thoughts, ideas or things you’d like to share?
Norman: “There are many possibilities that can be achieved through layar. Because I am a designer with very little knowledge on the programming part, the things that I am able to do are limited. I would like to thank Hoppala! for helping me create this layer.
I am looking forward to the growth of layar and more things to be done with it, such as animated 3Ds. And of course, I hope that my project has raised and will continue to raise much awareness about the ocean.”





So far, ‘The Ocean is in your hand’ is only available in Malaysia, since Norman started his project on a small scale. The layer has more possibilities to spread on a larger scale. Keep an eye on Norman’s blog, where you can find the progress of his project and more about the layer.



All other new layers can be found in the Catalog.

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The First Augmented Reality Flashmob in the world.

maurice groenhart April 23, 2010

Imagine the Dam Square in Amsterdam filled with statues and odd characters and only you can see them trough the camera of Android- and iPhone. Saturday the 24th of April this is going to be the case.  At exactly 14.00 hours the National Monument on the Dam Square will be surrounded with digital 3D statues that can be viewed in Augmented Reality with the Layar app. The rumour is that even the iconic Beatles will be there crossing the street like in the famous picture on the Abbey road.



>> The pictures of Worlds first AR Flashmob





Sander Veenhof
is the creator behind this amazing idea. Veenhof says: “Every square in every major city in the world knows the ‘human statue’ phenomenon. On the Dam Square in Amsterdam Darth Vader, Superman, a Gladiator and some undecipherable sort of gothic characters colour the scene.“ But this Saturday it will be a whole other sight, at exactly 14.00 hours a big group of people will hold their Androids and iPhones in the air, turn on their Layar browser and take screenshots of the amazing 3D characters that we will place in Augmented Reality on the Dam Square. You can actually walk around them to look at them from all angles by just using your phone and the Layar browser. We are really looking forward to see the faces of those who have no clue of what’s going on.



Veenhof Teamed up with TAB Worldmedia, one of the leading creative media companies that specializes in Layar concepts to realize his idea. Augmented Reality experts Johannes la Poutre and Remco Vroom, founders of TAB Worldmedia, immediately offered their expertise and resources to realize this concept. La Poutre “when we heard about this amazing idea we were immediately captured by it. To realize this idea you need a solid and somewhat creative technical infrastructure and that is exactly what we like to build.”



JOIN the flashmob on Saturday the 24th of April at 14.00 hours on the Dam Square in Amsterdam. Prepare your phone, install the Layar Augmented Reality browser and look for the layer using “ARflashmob” under the local tab. Choose your favourite character and share your screenshots with your friends on Twitter, Facebook, Hyves, MobyPicture or what ever other kind of social media you have.

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Newest launched layers: Christmas wishes, listen to music, enjoy art, useful layers for holidays and more…

Redactie December 23, 2009

xmassgreeting Seasonsgreetings



Description: Send your Christmas Greetings in the Muzar Layar. Add  your own Santa Claus POI on the Muzar website
Country: international
Developer: Jeroen Meijer
Developer Company: Muzar.org



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wisdom WISDOM



Description: SEEDA feat. ILL-BOSSTINO, EMI MARIA; The famous Japanese rapper Seeda’s new album, promoted through Layar. At 3 locations you can listen to one of his new songs.
Geographical spread: Japan
Developer: Scott Halcomb
Developer Company: SystemK



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livebooksearch Local Book Search



Description: LibraryThing Local Book Search connects you to the “real” world of bookstores, libraries, festivals, fairs and other book-related venues. You can filter by type of venue and distance. All venues link to LibraryThing Local, where you can find detailed information like address, hours, phone number, wifi availability and upcoming events. Venues can be added and edited with a free membership at LibraryThing.com.
Geographical spread: international
Developer: Michael Bannister
Developer Company: LibraryThing.com



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art ART - 3D layer



Description: Find museums and art galleries in Spain.
Geographical Spread: Spain
Developer: Pablo Garcia
Developer Company: ELIPSE AD



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vangogh Gogh-mented reality



Description: Het leven en werk van Van Gogh in Nuenen, Noord-brabant, Nederland
Geographical spread: Nuenen, Netherlands
Developer: Michel Meeuwissen
Developer Company: Vrijetijdshuis Brabant



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tweetphoto TweetPhoto



Description: Discover photos uploaded to TweetPhoto!
Geographical spread: international
Developer: Guillermo Proano
Developer Company: GPP Software, LLC



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tweetjourney TweetJourney



Description: Create and share your journey based on your geotagged Tweets. http://TweetJourney.com
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Developer: Fredrik Davidsson
Developer Company: Teknograd AS



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partygek Partyagenda



Description: De Nederlandse augmented partyagenda. Wil je weten welk feestjes en in welk club in de buurt van jou zijn? Wij laten je de feestjes zien op de huidige dag. Maar het is ook mogelijk om een aantal dagen vooruit te kijken welke feestjes er komen (tot aan 14 dagen). Bij sommige feestjes zie je ook de flyer die erbij hoort. Zijn er geen feestjes op de jouw geselecteerde dag, dan laten wij de meest recente feestjes zien.
Geographical spread: Netherlands
Developer: Fransjo Leihitu



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plnawigacjaDelta Odry



Description: Ułatwienie nawigacji po wodach Zalewu Szczecińskiego i okolic. It shows every buoy and many navigation lights on the 10 waterways on this waters. It is designed for sailing on this waters, as a backup for traditional ways of navigation, mostly for smaller boats without built in professional devices.
Geographical spread: Location Odry Delta, Poland
Developer: Grzegorz Motowilczuk
Developer Company: PROINFO Marketing & Consulting



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transportTransport



Description: Encuentre estaciones de metro, tren y parkings.
Geographical spread: Spain
Developer: Pablo Garcia
Developer Company: ELIPSE AD



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vaconline Hotels & holiday homes



Description: Partner of Booking.com and Belvilla. We are the European leader in online hotel bookings and vacation rentals. Use this layer to find your hotel or vacation rental. From hotels and holiday homes, log cabins to lakefront and oceanfront villas to ski slope condos - there’s so much to choose from: more than 57.000 bookable hotels online and we offer over 15,000 online bookable holiday homes in 16 European countries.
Geographical spread: international
Developer: Tom Schuyten
Developer Company: T-Network.BE



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valkdddcom Van der Valk Hotels



Description: Van der Valk has over 80 hotels in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Bonaire and the United States.
Geographical spread: Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Bonaire and the United States
Developer: Fons Sonnemans
Developer Company: Objectmap BV



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maya Maya



Description: A message for you. Maya, 2109: http://loveletterstothefuture.blogspot.com/. When key words from the location clues were entered in order , they unlocked the last video! Thanks to everyone that helped unlock them - watch Maya’s final transmission on the site. Let’s hope we can change our world for the better, for our grandchildren - and Maya’s - sake…
Geographincal spread: international
Developer: Timen Rienstra
Developer Company: Triangle Studios



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climate Climate Action Map



Description: ClimateActionMap.org. On this Layar you will be able to learn about initiatives that cities and municipalities around the world are implementing to reduce their climate impact. This Layar will help educate people, companies and governments of the many innovative solutions that are being implemented at the local level to reduce CO2 emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
Geographical spread: US and Denmark (live at COP15 from 7-18 Dec)
Developer: Mathijs Gajentaan
Developer Company: Winvolve



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cop15 Copenhagen Layer



Description: See Climate and Environmental facts around Copenhagen
Geographical spread: Denmark
Status: Pending Review
Developer: Johannes la Poutre
Developer Company: Squio



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south Antarctica - International Reserach Stations



Description: The ‘coolest’ Layar possible: Antarctica Research Stations. Discover and Find all current Research Stations on Antarctica.
Country Code: Antartica
Developer Name: Mathijs Gajentaan
Developer Company: Winvolve



maps AR map



Description: powered by openstreetmap
Geographical spread: international
Developer: Sascha Hendel
Developer Company: archINFORM



masvigo más Vigo



Description: La primera aplicación de realidad aumentada para la ciudad de Vigo. Con miles de empresas y servicios localizables rápidamente.
Geographical spread: Vigo, Spain
Developer: Roberto Vidal
Developer Company: MASVIGO



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bankinterinm Portal inmobiliario



Description: Oferta inmobiliaria de Bankinter
Geographical spread: Spain
Developer: José Millares change
Developer Company: SIGNO Ingeniería del Territorio



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layarbandung food n’ fashion



Description: this is layer about food and fashion in Bandung Indonesia
Geographical spread: Indonesia
Developer: V Information Project
Developer Company: V Information Project



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tendumi Tendumi Campings



Description: Guía de campings en España.
Geographical spread: Spain
Developer: Gorka Esnal
Developer Company: Tendumi



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restaurant1 Restaurant



Description: Encuentre restaurantes, hamburgueserías, pizzerías, bocaterías cerca de su posición.
Geographical spread: Spain
Developer: Pablo Garcia
Developer Company: ELIPSE AD



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ttcbus TTC - Toronto Bus planner



Description: This layer shows the closest TTC subway & bus stops around you. For each bus stop it will show you the next busses. including destination and route information.
Country: Toronto, Canada
Developer: Andree Toonk
Developer company: Created by NetKnowledge.ca for Toronto



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happymeetHappy Meet



Description: Flirt & chat with people around you
Geographical spread: international
Developer: Pablo Garcia
Developer Company: ELIPSE AD



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corcubion Concello de Corcubión



Description: Servizos, elementos turísticos e outros puntos de interese en Corcubión.
Geographical spread: Corcubión, North West Spain
Developer Name: Francisco Xavier Sotelo
Developer Company: Sixtema



icultura Mapa Cultural Galego



Description: Censo de infraestruturas culturais no territorio galego. Cultural locations in Galicia, Spain
Geographical spread: Galicia, Spain
Developer Name: Francisco Xavier Sotelo
Developer Company: Sixtema



auswiki AusWiki



Description: Shows wikipedia entries for points of interest around australia. Also allows users to view images and leave feedback.
Geographical spread: Australia
Developer: James Cole
Developer Company: Pallian



stadtausstellungStadtausstellung.at



Description: Firmen und Freiberufler aller Sparten aus der Umgebung
Gegraphical spread: Astria
Developer: Stefan Grosz
Developer Company: stadtausstellung



tuottee Tuotteet ja palvelut



Description: Fonecta löytää tuotteet ja palvelut läheltäsi
Geographical spread: Finland
Developer: Teemu Hänninen
Developer Company: Fonecta Oy



chainoffavors Chain of favours



Description: Exchange things and services or sell them.
Geographical spread: international
Developer: Pablo Garcia
Developer Company: ELIPSE AD



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plreklama Reklamy 3D



Description: Możliwości platformy Layar w wykonaniu proinfo-reality.pl
Country: Poland
Developer: Grzegorz Motowilczuk
Developer Company: PROINFO Marketing & Consulting



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dallasareasportsfields Dallas Area Sports Fields



Description: Provides a detailed layout of the various public sports fields available in the Dallas area.
Geographical spread: Russell Creek Park, Plano, Dallas, US
Developer: Rohit Gupta
Developer Company: Quasar Solution

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Send your own 3D seasonsgreetings

maurice groenhart December 18, 2009

Muzar.org has just launched the new, free and augmented way of sending season greetings.



At the  www.muzar.org one can submit the coordinates of the home / house or whatever from the recipient and add a personal message. You can even choose the 3D model you want to place at that location. After completing the form an email will be sent to tell the lucky one he / she has received a 3D card (with a small explaination how they can view the “card”).



Imagine the possibilities of creating, sharing and giving away public or personal messages and 3D objects and pictures.



Spread the word and make this Xmas and new year celebration an augmented one.

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Permalink: www.layar.com/news/blog/72

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Newest launched layers: buy goods via eLay, go for hamburgers or “hot pepper”, win the lottery and much more

Jaqueline Heijn December 11, 2009

elay eLay Mobile Marketplace



Description: From gadgets to cars, sell and buy any kind of goods on eLay. You can place ads with your phone and manage them on www.elaymm.com. You automatically receive a password by email when you place an ad.
Geographical spread: international
Developer: Tom Schuyten
Developer Company: T-Network.BE



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hot-pepper-systemk Hot Pepper (グルメ) (Restaurants)



Description: Hot Pepperの検索
Geographical spread: Japan
Developer: Scott Halcomb
Developer Company: SystemK



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asturias Asturias 365 dias



Description: Vive y disfruta de Asturias todos los dias del año, sin perderte nada.
Geographical spread: Spain
Developer Name: Serafin Manuel Alvarez Zapata
Developer Company: Zenit Solutions



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max Max Hamburgerrestauranger



Description: Hitta närmaste Max Restaurang. Swedish Hamburger Chain
Geographical spread: Sweden
Developer: Ali Vonsensey


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graffiti Splaterz



Description: Add your own points of interest via twitter or our mobile client and view them on your Layar browser in real time.. - splat your world
Geographical spread: international
Developer: Richard Spence
Developer Company: Bluetrail



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bloosee BlooSee



Short Description: For sea-lovers, by sea-lovers. Data can be added on bloosee.com
Geographical spread: international
Developer Name: Marc Puig
Developer Company: BlooSee



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elipselotery LOTTERY



Description: Encuentre las administraciones de lotería más cercanas a su posición. Find lottery offices near you.
Geographical spread: Spain
Developer Name: Pablo Garcia
Developer Company: ELIPSE AD



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achotels AC HOTELES



Description: Encuentre nuestros hoteles en cualquier momento
Geographical spread: Italy, Portugal, Spain
Developer: Pablo Garcia
Developer Company: ELIPSE AD



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servethecity Serve the City (Vrijwilligerswerk)



Description: De volgende Serve the Cities vinden plaats op: 22 december en 9 januari en je kan je nu inschrijven!
Geographical spread: Netherlands
Developer: Naos, Wilbrink
Developer Company: aFrogleap



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cwmvictoriagardensVictoria Gardens Shopping Centre



Description: A new way to experience the shoppes at Victoria Gardens!
Geographical spread: US
Developer Name: Brad Leege
Developer company: Winvolve



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snsbank SNS Bank



Description: De dichtstbijzijnde winkel en geldautomaat van SNS Bank
Geographical spread: Netherlands
Developer Name: Michel van Velde
Developer Company: One Shoe mobile



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booli Booli



Description: Swedish real estate data plotted on layar.
Geographical spraid: SE
Developer Name: Kalle Nilvér
Developer Company: Booli Search Technologies AB



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indonesiamerahputih INDONESIAinYourHand



Description: Indonesia’s Tourism & Heritage Guide
Geographical spread: Indonesia
Developer: Amiranto Adi Wibowo
Developer Company: JSPOT mobile



uib Uitinbrabant.nl



Description: Uitgaan, cultuur, stappen, culturele evenementen, uitje, activiteiten in Brabant vandaag.
Geographical spread: Brabant, Netherlands
Developer: Michel Meeuwissen
Developer Company: Vrijetijdshuis Brabant



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whereami Where Am I?



Description: Locate your friends and enter your favorite places! - enter your position via the layer filter settings or http://www.whereami.es
Geographical spread: International
Developer Name: Pablo Garcia
Developer Company: ELIPSE AD



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