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March 9th, 2010 | Friends | Categories: Augmented Reality, Inspiration, Mobile, Social, Strategy | Tags: ar, Augmented Reality, bar code, barcode, barcode reader, geo-tag, iphone, social consumption, social media |
StickyBits is a new, free iPhone app that allows you to tag any barcode with text, images, even videos. The app includes a barcode scanner, making reading and attaching new content to barcodes extremely easy. Of course, content is only accessible to others on the stickybits network.
Users have several options for where to place content:
- Tag an already existing code
- Print free, customizable barcode
- Order paid barcode stickers
- Print T-shirts, Mugs and more with custom codes, thanks to a partnership with Zazzle.
The site includes a running list of innovative uses for the technology, but if you don’t have time, here are two broad implications:
- Added Product Value: Brands can add value to their products via the barcode (e.g. adding a recipe to a food product).
- People shape Brand Perception: Innovations like StickyBits enable users to tag their opinions of a product DIRECTLY TO THE PRODUCT. The power of individual’s to shape product perception has increased substantially.
October 5th, 2009 | Friends | Categories: Augmented Reality, Inspiration, Mobile, Outdoor, Social, Technology | Tags: app, ar, Augmented Reality, geo-tag, iphone |
Wikitude, an AR app using Wikipedia and geo-tagging from users, is now available on the iPhone.
You can download it from this link.
Read more on Mashable and Read Write Web.
This is the first AR app that I’ve seen work on the iPhone. I loaded it up and it showed some user-generated geotagging, including “don’t park here” and “hi ho, it’s off to work we go”, as well as business information around us. Cool, and funny. This could be interesting.
September 30th, 2009 | Friends | Categories: Augmented Reality, Mobile, Online, Social, Technology, Video | Tags: app, ar, Augmented Reality, geo-tag, iphone, photos, Robots |
Robotvision is a new Augmented Reality iPhone app that uses Bing, Microsoft’s new search engine to pull in relevant location based data. You can filter thru points of interest within a specified distance, for e.g within a 5 mile radius of your location, and the app overlays geo-tagged photos from Flickr and tweets that were tweeted nearby.
Some similar apps like this are already out there, like Yelp’s Monocle app but this app does a good job of letting you filter thru and choose what data you want to see. It also has some useful usability features the other apps are lacking – such as if you hold the iPhone directly in front of you, you get the AR view (graphics overlaid on top of your camera view) and if you point your phone to the ground, it brings up a top down map to show you were you are. You can download Robovision on the App Store (0.79 EUR)
It would be great to combine the content from Zagat’s iPhone app and Yelp’s Monocle app with Robotvision’s functionality.
July 7th, 2009 | Friends | Categories: HCI (Human Computer Interaction), Mobile, Social, Technology | Tags: digital, geo-tag, iphone, Mobile, Social |
Frog Design has created a neat little app called Postcard Express, that lets you create geo-tagged digital postcards that you can send from your iPhone.
To create a postcard, you take a picture with your iPhone, edit it using the Postcard Express’s image-editor and add a personal note. The app generates a mini-map ‘Stamp’ that shows where the picture was taken and add its to the postcard – ready for you to email.