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We’ve posted about this on our Twitter and Facebook pages, but we wanted to write something special about this awesome Kickstarter project that just launched yesterday, built on the metaio Mobile SDK.
Circa Mobile LLC, started by developer Mark Skarulis, is trying to raise money for a mobile application that will let you place and remove digital content in the real-world in a process he has dubbed “Ghosting”. Ghost the image in, Ghost the image out- freely experiment with reality by placing historical, contextual, relevant or artistic information in actual space, wherever you are!
Mark used the powerful metaio Mobile Software Development Kit to assist him in creating this great experience. We’re very proud to be mentioned in the video and we wish Mark and Circa Mobile LLC the best of luck in raising money for their app! Visit the link above, back the project, and help bring this new Augmented Reality user interface “Ghosting” to life!
Yes, I realize the inherent irony of what I just wrote. Lay off.
In the meantime, check out the great video that Mark and Circa Mobile LLC produced for their Kickstarter Project, as well as the press release that has received all sorts of local and national coverage:
REVOLUTIONARY CIRCA APP REDEFINES IMAGES FOR MOBILE WORLD
Circa is the evolution of images. Currently, evocative photography is lost in a sea of mundane portraits and filtered pictures of food. We can now be more creative with our images through Circa! Circa returns fidelity and depth to digital imagery so you not only see photos, but also connect to that moment, feeling as if you are there!
With our patent-pending technology, all images are pasted onto reality for others to experience that moment as it truly occurred, natural to the eye. We call this ghosting. A skateboarder can ghost a photo performing a trick. Architects can ghost future plans, Graffiti artists can ghost creations to walls without destroying physical property. Anyone can ghost artwork, virtual signage, or even create their own augmented reality world using photographs, images and more.
Circa also provides a new way to explore documentary, presenting our history as it occurred. Circa connects us with our past in an new unique way. Anyone with an iOS device can soon witness and recall history as experiences, firsthand. Circa Mobile LLC is excited to be working with local Historical Societies in Los Angeles to return archived photos to their origin for all to witness in context. Participating organizations include The Los Angeles Public Library, Redondo Beach Historical Museum, Hermosa Beach Historical Society, Manhattan Beach Historical Society, Redondo Beach ELKS, USC Digital Library and local photographer Robi Hutas. Circa will ghost over 300 historical photographs along the coast to be launched later this year.
Over the next month, we invite the public to back the project on Kickstarter so that we can bring the Circa App to the App Store in late 2012 for every hometown to enjoy. Circa Mobile LLC has partnered with Regard Inc. (www.regard.com) to develop the Circa App Pilot using the Metaio Mobile SDK. (www.metaio.com) We can currently ghost photos and view them in scale at any location. However, we need to refine the app and release it so millions of users can create independently. When readers fund the project on Kickstarter, they will be the first group to beta test the app on iOS Devices before its release on the App Store later this year.
For more information, visit our website circaapp.com
To fund the Circa App on Kickstarter visit