These were crazy days, friends! We were planning this year’s InsideAR more than half a year to make it a huge success. The whole Metaio team dedicated its time to show the coolest AR demos, to invite the world’s best AR experts, to bring as many people from the AR ecosystem to the conference as possible.
This InsideAR was one of the most exciting tech events of 2013! More than 800 attendees from more than 45 nations came to Munich to celebrate 10 years Metaio with us. Thank you all for coming!
InsideAR 2013 has become the world’s largest AR industry event. Augmented Reality experts from all over the world met for two days at the event in Munich’s Olympic Park. Sponsored by internationally renowned brands like Intel, Mercedes-Benz and SAP, InsideAR saw presentations tackling the latest AR in enterprise, wearable computing and consumer facing projects from companies like Volkswagen, Audi, IKEA, McDonald’s and Vuzix.
Metaio Co-founders CEO Dr. Thomas Alt and CTO Peter Meier stressed the importance of enabling “always on, always augmented” experiences, exploring new form factors like wearable computing while continuing to research enabling technologies like new algorithms and hardware acceleration. All of this in order to move beyond passive one-off experiences to driving value in more enterprise-focused examples.
We also announced usage benchmarks along with new updates in our core technology. With more then 5.000 apps registered and 65.000 developers, Metaio added compatibility for wearable devices and a never-before-seen form of 3-D object tracking based on CAD data- in addition to overall performance increases and enhanced 3-D content pipeline management.
Metaio focused on the exciting advances in mobile technology and use-cases while looking also to the future. In this regard, Metaio released the first-ever AR browser for Google Glass and showcased numerous examples of AR in wearable computing, including assisted car maintenance and entertainment.
We graciously acknowledge all of our sponsors, exhibitors, media partners, speakers and attendees who made the 2013 InsideAR an overwhelming success! The next conference will be scheduled for Fall 2014. Additionally, we are again planning InsideARs in the US and Asia again. Stay tuned!