This just makes a lot of sense. People post needs, others who can help post solutions.
Needs vary from anything like “a dog-friendly hotel in Orlando” to “a good book on Python” to “an inexpensive, non-hydrogenated, corn syrup free powdered coffee creamer.” And if you’re not currently in need, you can browse and follow other peoples’ needs, loop in other friends who might be helpful or agree with posted solutions — all with a clean, easy to use interface.
Another Chrome experiment from Google, All Is Not Lost features the band OK Go and members of the dance troupe Pilobolus. Filmed from below a glass floor, bodies move and press against the glass (in seafoam green unitards, no less) to form kaleidoscopic shapes and your personalized inspirational message to Japan.
The online video was first shot in 3D and made possible by HTML5 — hence Google’s connection and endorsement of Chrome as the preferred browser. While it kind of feels like it could have been cooler, the video is reminiscent of the captivating, multi-window viewing experiences of the Wilderness Downtown and Soul-Mirror.
110 Stories imposes an outline view of the Twin Towers on the NYC skyline using augmented reality.
Based on your location, the app offers a glimpse back of how the towers figured into the cityscape from multiple vantage points. The app also encourages people to comment and share their memories and impressions of the augmented skyline.
The project, from artist Brian August, reached its goal on Kickstarter just in time for the 10 year anniversary of 9/11.