April 11, 2013
A magician once brought my memories alive. Once.
Brought to you by the same minds that brought you- well, Augmented Minds, this is a brand-new service that allows people to attach real-life sentiment in the form of digital greeting cards, anchored to everyone’s favorite snail mail: postcards. With pixories, friends and family can upload their own special videos and send them anywhere in the world (hopefully, to someone you know) to be accessed through the pixories app in true augmented reality fashion.
Pixories is currently available as a free download for iPhone and iPad, with an Android version soon to follow. This incredible app was built with the powerful Metaio augmented reality software, available for free download right from our website, http://metaio.com/products.
“Many of us tend to store their postcards in special places like a picturewall or on front of the fridge and with pixories the memories stored in those cards can be accessed fast and easy”, states Markus Ambrus, CEO and cofounder of pixories. “The possibility of storing digital data in real, common objects like printed postcards fascinates me. Digital Videos now can be wrapped in a real gift without the need of hardware like USB-Sticks or CDs and DVDs.”
“But where do they get these wonderful postcards?!” you might be saying to yourself as you wring your hands through your hair. Fear not! You can make them yourself through the pixories website, right here. “What about shipping?!” Well, they do that, too.
Wondering what they’re doing now? Stay up to date with this great new service at their blog, on Facebook, or even on Twitter.
April 10, 2013
As Google announced Project Glass last year, we thought this is the most logical step after the invention of smartphones and tablet-PCs. As digital natives we are either sleeping or online. But there are situations when we find mobile devices quite disturbing, for example during jogging, shopping or, let’s say cooking. With the Google Glasses we would have our hands free again and could use all of the applications which we already enjoy on our smartphones and can enjoy Augmented Reality.
Starting the 28th of February this year, Google started a competition “asking prospective Google Glass buyers to take to Twitter or Google+ using the #ifihadglass hashtag to explain why they deserve one of the first-ever Google Glass Explorer Editions” (Techcrunch.com). Eventually, the application phase was closed by Google after thousands of people reacted and shared their ideas.
The blog We Wear Smart Wear has started a Blog Carnival with the Hashtag #IfIhadGlass to continue asking for expectations and visions people have for using Smart Glasses. We, at Metaio, really like the idea of a BlogCarnival (Don’t know what it is? Have a look here!) and want to support it.
We want to know from you and all our clients, developers and blog readers:
What would you do with Google Glasses? And what is your vision of Augmented Reality?
Publish a short story or make a video on your blog about what you expect from Smart Glasses and send the link with the hashtag #IfIhadglass until 30th of April 2013 to email@example.com.
Please, link your article with http://www.wewearsmartwear.de!
We will also collect all the blog entries and publish the best texts and videos on our Augmentedblog and on the Junaio Blog.