Yes, we reached another milestone. Last week we reached the mark of 1000 published layers. We would like to thank all developers who are making this possible and published all their layers over the past year. Unfortunately not everybody can publish the 1000th layer and the lucky one who published it, is SystemK. We talked to Scott Halcomb from SystemK.
|Scott, congratulations you’ve published the 1000th layer. Can you tell us something about this layer?|
Layarで記念撮影’ allows users in Japan to showcase their artistic abilities by placing their own 2D and 3D images into this social layer. By visiting this special website Japanese users can learn all about how to create 2D and 3D objects specifically for Layar.
Step by step guides walk users through the production process and an easy to use uploader lets anyone place their creations into the layer. Initially this layer has been populated by some of the creative characters designed for prefectural institutions around Japan. Visitors to these areas can experience the creativity of local designers by taking pictures along with the famous characters.
Ultimately though, ‘Layarで記念撮影’ encourages users to be inventive and design their own characters and works of art. Soon, user generated 2D and 3D experiences could start popping up into the stream of Layar user’s all over the world.
Why did SystemK choose Layar as the platform to develop on?
It is exciting to work on projects that are the first of their kind and are on the cutting edge of technology. With Layar SystemK is able to provide users with brand new experiences that can be both informational and entertaining.
Could you tell us something about the usage of layer in JP?
Layar is being used in all sorts of different ways in Japan. Our tourism layers and several of our discovery layers have been well received. The layer used to debut an album last year was a huge success. We also continue to see steady growth in our layer populated by user generated content.
Any future plans when it comes to layer development?
We are currently testing some fantastic 3D content for a partner in real estate that wants to pre-visualize building construction. Also, we have a layer for enterprise use in the works for a major Japanese gas company.
We’re looking forward to see these layers published.