Vote For Metaio for the 2013 Auggies!

May 17, 2013

Sorta reminds me of this.

It’s that time of year again, as the Augmented World Expo has renewed and expanded the annual award for the best of the best in the augmented reality industry, the “Auggies”. Previously consisting of only a single award, the competition now has 6 categories, and Metaio and its partners are competing in 4 of them!

For the next two weeks, awards will be open to public voting in order to narrow down the entries for each category to just 5 finalists. We’re competing against some of the best and most creative apps in the world, we’d love your support. Please take a moment to vote for our entries (individual links are listed below), or just click on one of the category buttons below to go straight to the entry.


And while you’re at it, we’d love for you to support our amazing partners working with our technology:

Here’s a look back at the our winning submission from the 2012 Auggies, 3-D object recognition and tracking:

Once again, thanks for your support in making Metaio the best Augmented Reality Company out there!

Metaio Nominated for 18th Annual Global Mobile Awards

February 4, 2013

We’re pleased to announce that Metaio has been nominated for the prestigious 2013 Global Mobile Awards for the 2013 Mobile World Congress in the category of Best Mobile Service or Product for Automotive. As Metaio has strong roots in augmented reality applications for the car industry, we’re very proud to have the chance to present with our partner, Audi AG in Barcelona this year.

For more information about Metaio Augmented Reality solutions for the Automotive industry, check out “VW Augmented Reality service of the future” [video]

Metaio and Audi AG worked together to develop the Audi eKurzinfo augmented reality assistant app. New Audi A1 owners can download the app for iOS devices and get introduced to their car in just a few minutes- no manual necessary. Through the app, the user can use Metaio’s visual search and recognition technology to identify insignia throughout the vehicle and receive immediate feedback on how to use that particular feature of the new Audi.

The first iteration of the Audi eKurzinfo app was purely image recognition, as showcased in the above video. For 2013, Audi will release the brand new version of the app featuring real-time visual graphics and advanced augmented reality interactions. Audi intends to roll out this service beyond the A1, starting with the A3 but with the potential for future models as well.

If you’re attending the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, please come visit us! In addition the Awards Ceremony, Metaio will be in Hall 8.1 at the App Planet, showcasing the latest in augmented reality and 3-D technology. We are fortunate to also have amazing partners like Intel, Imagination Technology and ST-Ericsson, at whose booths you can see how Metaio’s technology works with some of the best chipset platforms and handsets out there. For more information, visit our Mobile World Congress page- and feel free to set up a meeting!

For more on the Global Mobile Awards, check out the GSMA Press Release:

4 February 2013, London: The GSMA today announced nominees for the 18th annual Global Mobile Awards. The winners will be presented on Tuesday, 26th February at the GSMA Mobile World Congress, in an afternoon ceremony hosted by one of the UK’s best-loved writers, actors and comedians, David Walliams. In total, 158 nominees have been shortlisted for this year’s Global Mobile Awards; the full list of nominees and awards categories can be found at

“The GSMA warmly congratulates all the nominees announced today. The competition this year was of an exceptionally high quality, breaking all previous records,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “Our judging panel has assessed well over 600 entries and nominations for the 37 awards, the largest ever number of honours to be presented at the Global Mobile Awards. It is a tremendous achievement to have been shortlisted and we look forward to recognising the winners at Mobile World Congress next month.”

For 2013 the GSMA introduced several enhancements to the awards, such as the addition of the inaugural ‘Connected Life Awards’, and notable developments in the ‘Best Mobile Technology’ and ‘Apps of the Year’ categories. Thirty-two awards will be presented during the afternoon ceremony, which will begin at 2.30 pm in Hall 4, Conference Village, Auditorium 1, and will be open to all Global Mobile Awards nominees, Mobile World Congress Platinum, Gold and Silver Pass conference attendees and accredited press and analysts attending the Congress.

Also being awarded on Tuesday 26th February are the expanded Government Leadership Awards, which recognise governments from around the world for their innovation and leadership in use of mobile technologies in the public sector; the presentation of these awards will take place at the Government Mobile Forum. The GSMA’s prestigious Chairman’s Award 2013 will be presented at the Leadership Summit on Monday 25th February.

The award for the ‘Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2013’ will be identified and selected from those on show at the event. The shortlist for this award will be announced on both Mobile World Live TV and the Global Mobile Awards website on 27th February, with the winner being honoured in a live presentation on Mobile World Live TV the following day.

The Global Mobile Awards 2013 host David Walliams shot to fame through his work, with co-creator Matt Lucas, on the television series “Little Britain” and later “Come Fly With Me.” “Little Britain” has won numerous international awards including three BAFTAs and has been shown in more than 100 countries. In addition to a wide variety of television, stage and film roles, David has worked tirelessly for various charities raising over £7 million, and in September 2011, he swam the length of the River Thames (140 miles) for Sports Relief, raising £1 million in the process. He has also authored a number of best-selling children’s books and is a judge on “Britain’s Got Talent.”

To select the nominees for the 2013 awards, more than 160 independent analysts, journalists, academics and subject matter experts throughout the world participated in the judging process. In addition, the chief technology officers of 14 mobile operators took part in judging the ‘Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology’ award, including CTOs from 3, Etisalat, KT, M1, Movistar, MTN, NTT DoCoMo, Optus, SK Telecom, Telefónica, Telstra, T-Mobile,  VimpelCom and Vodafone.

2013 Global Mobile Awards sponsors include: McAfee (Apps of the Year), Myriad (Social & Economic Development) and Telmap (Connected Life Awards and Best Mobile Services). Market data for the ‘Best Mobile App for Consumers’ and ‘Best Mobile App for Enterprise’ categories was provided by Distimo.

Full information on the Global Mobile Awards can be found at

The Mobile World Congress 2013 will be held 25th- 28th February at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. For further details please visit

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metaio | junaio recap:

Mark Swarek started his Wall Street to Main Street Augmented Reality Exhibit, which will run until May 31 and features junaio [blog]

We announced our first Indian Certified Developer, GAMOOZ [blog]

Ball Packaging Europe won two awards for their junaio marketing campaigns [blog]

Developer Sander Veenhof used junaio for an homage to Muybridge in his “Moving Pictures” installation [blog]

metaio introduced Harmony, its first Mobile SDK Certified Developer [blog]

FlyARworks release a cool audio recognition junaio channel [video]


Upcoming Events

Make sure to join us at the Augmented Reality Event in Santa Clara, CA, May 8-9! Use our discount code, METAIO375 when you register [event site]

Trak Lord will be speaking at the O’Reilly Media 2.0 Where Conference April 3 in San Francisco, “Building The Augmented City”. If y0u’d like to attend, use the discount code METAIO at registration [event site]

Pick of the Week: New Sony Xperia TV Spot

Normally I would be morally opposed to posting commercials, but this one happens to be directed by Wes Anderson and narrated by an 8-year-old. This is…very well done. Enjoy.




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