It’s already been over a week ago now that I went to the night of the Augmented Reality hosted by TAB Worldmedia in Pakhuis De Zwijger in Rotterdam.
As part of the Appril apps festival in Amsterdam an evening was dedicated to Augmented Reality and 3 speeches were given by:
- Remco Vroom, co owner of TAB worldmedia
- Maurice Groenhart, product manager of the Stiktu app (Part of Layar)
- Michiel Roukens, father of the soon to be realized product “OWNR”
Most interesting to hear was the chat by Michiel Roukens. Although not strictly an Augmented Reality project it definately is original.
Everyone into extreme sports where doing a cool trick is the goal will love the idea.
The platform is serve as a map of spots where extreme sporters can register the trick they did, earn credit for it from other sporters and thus become the “owner” of that spot. It allows one to get into the spotlights without actually being in competitive events. Upload a video (the evidence) of your trick and you’re on your way to fame and … broken bones.
Having skated for many years myself and still an enthusiastic snowboarder I really felt this idea has potential.
For more info see www.ownr.fm
Maurice Groenhart gave us some insight in the way Layar’s has been developing and researching it’s newest product “Stiktu”. Although based on the same technology used in the Layar app, the use case and idea is completely different and way more social.
Although the app doesn’t have a whole lot of users yet, the idea is entertaining enough and might actually be found by a niche that can justify it’s existence.
The idea is fairly simple. Leave your comments, stickers, graphics on all kinds of printed objects/magazines/walls etc. for other to see.
In contrary to actual graffiti Stiktu allows one to paste several things on the same object by allowing the user to browse through the pasted expressions.