Augmented Reality (AR) is getting bigger than expected and its users specially the mobile users are getting a hand of it so easily. Simply downloading Apps from either the playstore or appstore (or any other resources). There are actually tons of great AR Apps already available out there.
Though there’s something not so yet stable – the WEB AR. Yah there’s AR.JS, JSARToolKit, trackingJS, AWe, Etc. that somehow works but still limited in terms of the following:
Marker design is still the QR code alike which is not so good in branding
The marker is so sensitive and should be seen in full before augmented objects will show
The marker is very limited on skew & rotation making the augmented objects disappear from time to time if the skew limit is reached.
Some web AR tracking only do 2D tracking
Non of it works on mobile (or very limited on mobile)
Also, most people uses google chrome or firefox to view websites, social networking sites, etc. And users specially bloggers uses wordpress, joomla, drupal, and other web CMS.
The missing link is – “How can a user create an AR experience and connect it to his/her website by simply providing a linked”, “How can users share AR easily – its best by using the web or socialmedia site and just provide link to the AR experience”.
My solution 🙂 – introducing OPEN Augmented Reality
OpenAR – is a platform where AR will be easily accessible by user as it is web enabled allowing users to just create an AR experience (drag & drop) and share it using a URL link that he/she will post on his/her website, social networking wall/page, then the other users will just click the link and voila “AR experience” will be shown (without downloading another AR App on their mobile phone or desktop)
A “dead simple” scheme that will make everything easy for everyone to experience Augmented Reality (later Virtual & Mixed Reality)
KAMUKAMU is just another “just for fun” project of mine (with the help of my team). Well, this idea was four (4) years ago already but due to too much occupied with profit making projects it went this long hehe. Then Snapchat & Facebook (etc) are now making face recognition apps. Well, kamukamu is actually a bit different as it will overlay somebody else face on the users face.. sort of a facemask though kamukamu will show popular Filipino celebrities, politicians, artist (singers/actors), and on the premium version an option to capture or upload any bodies photo that can be users facemask – and then users will find out if they are “magkamukha” or kamukamu.
Well, KAMUKAMU – is a word taken from Filipino language “kamukha mo” that means “look a like you” 🙂
Techtalk about AR+VR+IOT integration @ SEIPI http://www.seipi.org.ph/ – Association of SEIPI IT Executives and Professionals’ 1st General Membership Meeting on March 18, Friday, 11AM-5PM at The Bellevue Hotel Manila, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Will be conducting another Global Game Jam activity this January 29-31, 2016. It sure will be more than just fun – being i sync with thousands of cool people from GameDev and Artist to Audio Engineers and Voice Talents 🙂
I think ill be making another Mix Reality Game (Augmented and Virtual Reality combined) 🙂
As the age of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality is fast approaching, there are tons of devices coming out such as Head Mounted Displays (HMD) like Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Hololens, Epson Moverio, ODG, and SpaceGlasses. Also, tons of attachments for users control such as Haptics, Leapmotion, SmellVR, Rides, Etc.
But all these are still not available to the public yet as most of the above mentioned devices releases are for developers only as of now.
So me and my team do some research and development in order to bring the “touch experience” to VR and AR using only plain camera (either web cam or the mobile devices back/front cam).
To be cont… busy awhile – client meeting – will be right back