Last week was the Augmented World Expo and of course Metaio showed up in full force. Here’s a brief overview of everything that happened during the expo.
The Expo Floor
This year Metaio brought a full range of augmented reality demonstrations ranging from Edge-Based tracking on Google Glass and Moverio BT-200s, to Interactive Print demos with the Metaio Creator and various product catalogs from vendors such as IKEA, and the latest from Metaio’s R&D department: facial reconstruction, 3-D Spacial Occlusion and Thermal Touch. Booth visitors got a chance to try each of these demos hand-on while Metaio’s partner companies Epson, Intel, NGRAIN, Nod Inc., Occipital, and Vuzix also made a good showing with their own augmented reality technologies.
Metaio Wins an Auggie Award!
In 2012, Metaio won an Auggie Award for Best Demo with 3-D tracking. Since then, the Auggies have expanded their the awards to include a variety of categories and the quality of submissions has become even more competitive than before. This year we’re happy to say that Metaio won the Auggie Award for Best Augmented Reality Campaign with the IKEA catalog app. Already a well-known augmented reality application, the IKEA catalog app boasts several milestones including Most Downloaded Branded App in 2012 (despite being on the market for only 6 months) and over 1 million placements of virtual furniture across the globe. We’re incredibly humbled to win such a prestigious award against some amazing augmented reality apps. Be sure to visit the AWE Auggie Awards page to see the finalists and winners for the other Auggie Awards.
Talks, Interviews, and Information Sessions
No AWE experience is complete without a few words from the most innovative minds in the augmented reality industry. Metaio’s CEO Thomas Alt, Head of Marketing Trak Lord, Brendan Scully, and Ryan Burgoyne each presented Metaio technologies across a range of topics. Check out the videos listed below or visit the AWE YouTube page to see all the presentations during this year’s AWE.
Deepdive for metaio SDK by Ryan Burgoyne
Ryan Burgoyne – Metaio SDK for Wearables at AWE 2014
AWE.tv Floor Demo with Trak Lord, Metaio
Trak Lord (Metaio) – 3D Cameras and Augmented Reality at AWE 2014
AWE.tv Interview with Thomas Alt & Brendan Scully, Metaio
Thomas Alt (CEO, Metaio) – Big Visions for the Interactive World – at AWE 2014
Thomas Alt (CEO, Metaio) – Automotive is Driving AR at AWE 2014
AWE 2014 Closing Panel: Future Opportunities in the Augmented World
As always, AWE was an amazing experience and we had a great time showcasing the most advanced augmented reality software. In case you missed a chance to visit our booth at AWE, Metaio will be at ISMAR 2014 in Munich and will be hosting InsideAR at Beijing, Tokyo, and Munich.We hope you all enjoyed AWE, and we’ll see you next year!