Tag: AR

Wikitude Announces First Augmented Reality SDK

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Augmented Reality Pioneer Wikitude announced the first Augmented Reality SDK. The beta release of the Wikitude SDK allows developers to quickly deploy AR features into their BlackBerry 10 apps.
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BlackBerry Jam: Gaming Press Panel Discusses the Future of Gaming on BlackBerry 10

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A panel of gaming industry leaders met to discuss all things gaming and BlackBerry 10. They covered issues such as the new features of BlackBerry 10 and how gaming studios will utilize them. It’s undeniable that the BlackBerry Playbook/BlackBerry 10 is much more game-friendly than legacy BlackBerry OSes.


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BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 to Ship preloaded with Wikitude Augmented Reality Software

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Today at BlackBerry World, RIM announced that the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones will be shipping with Augmented Reality software Wikitude. This will be one of the first utilizations of the new Bold series’ digital compass and will allow users to browse the over 150 million Augmented Reality items already in their system.

The Wikitude World Browser has won the “best Augmented Reality browser” in 2009 and 2010 by readers of Augmented Planet.

I look forward to see what sort of apps and use cases come out of the new Bolds’ AR-friendly features. The influx of BlackBerry users into the AR space will mean a lot more user generated content. It will be interesting to see AR leveraged by BBM’s colossal user base.

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