Marc Andreeseenn (the founder of Netscape) said it best:
The problem with new technology: new technology is not worth much until it’s worth a lot.
The previous applies almost to any technology widely adopted by humanity. Let’s take a look on how this phrase applies to mobile web design.
Since the dawning of mobile Internet, when GPRS and similar technologies were adopted (2000’s circa), the obvious idea was to bring the Internet to mobile devices. The problem was that mobile devices (aka cellular phones) screens at that time where:
Tiny. Not even small, but tiny
It’s no secret that our content is based on using the Layar AR engine. Last week Layar took one step further into Google Glass, by releasing the Layar app for Google Glass. Certainly, Layar is not the first one to do this in the AR world, Metaio and Wikitude have already made their stuff available for Google Glass. Nevertheless, is always better when more people join the party.
One of the great beneficiaries of this move is our City Icons series. This means that if you have Google Glass and live in any of the cities we cover, now you can take advantage of this content to be used...
Mobile AR has been driven by three main parties: Wikitude, Layar & Metaio. As we shared some time ago, all three used proprietary AR format, for the simple fact that each one was trying to figure it out how to do it. Thus deploying AR was first based on which platform to use, leaving the other ones out, due to -mainly- cost deployment reasons.
An standard was needed, but to have an standard the first thing to get is the agreement of the parties involved of the need of the standard (agree to agree).
This standard took the name of ARML (Augmented Reality Markup Language). It was initially...
The Dx3 conference took place last week in Toronto, Canada. We went there as attendants, to feel the pulse of the digital advertising industry.
The conference exhibitions are -still- focused on Web advertising, for a simple reason: Is where -still- the money is.
While mobile has grown incredibly, is -still again- catching up with the Web as a whole. That didn’t meant there were not mobile focused exhibitors, is just that they were a minority. Regardless, we still had a chance to meet great people and companies with great ideas and services, respectively.
Why focus on the Web rather than...
The computing industry is trying to make HTML5 THE standard, specially for the mobile world. And why not? The dream under HTML5 is write once deploy everywhere, a dream started by Sun with Java, we all know where that stands.
Native vs. Web
There has been a long debate on weather to take the native approach or the web one (HTML). To summarize, native code uses the set of instructions and tools meant to an specific platform, where as HTML, uses only text in HTML code. The main difference between the two is performance and ease of development. Depending on who you ask, they will tell you this...
When the initial video of Google Glass appeared online, many people automatically confused it with an AR device, which is, overlaying information on top of a live feed camera view. However, the first edition of Glass Explorers did not support any type of AR. Glass was “just" an tiny screen mounted over a eye glasses enclosure.
Late last year, Google introduced Immersion menus on the platform. These menus allow the simultaneous use of the camera and screen of Glass. Thus immersion menus effectively introduce the possibility of Glass to be used as an AR device.
Organized by Wavefront, last week was celebrated the Wavefront Wireless Summits. This is the BIG telco conference here in Canada, which takes place in Vancouver. Mollejuo was fortunate enough to have been invited to a B2B meeting with Blackberry -yes they’re still alive and kicking-. From Blackberry’s part, they were very interested on what we have to say and how we are doing it (i.e. our City Icons products).
It was a great opportunity to assist to this event and an even greater way to get to know this beautiful city located on the Canadian pacific. For sure it will lead to some exiting...
We in Mollejuo embrace the cutting edge, that’s one of the reasons we have been deploying AR worldwide. Bitcoin is the first crypto currency (a fancy way to call digital money) being taken seriously by humanity. As such, we are welcoming them! Now, when you are paying to add a site to our AR geolocation platform, your business can also pay with Bitcoins.
You don’t know what bitcoin is?
Well, long history short, it's a commodity/currency combination, with really no formal definition. It doesn’t matter, what matters is that it works and it can be used for trade and payments around the world....
Many of us have lived the experience: We are perfectly “connected” to the WiFi network, however we can’t navigate or seem to do anything, what’s going on? Don’t even try an Skype call!
The problem is the ubiquitousness of WiFi. Simply, there’re so many WiFi networks around in some areas that it becomes impossible for the devices to talk to selected/chosen WiFi router.
You see, WiFi only can work on the 2.4 and 5 GHz. Within those frequencies, channels were devised, in order to allow the coexistence of several WiFi networks close to each other. However, we have come to a time where...
As the end of the year is approaching, we’ve decided to compile some stats. Without any further a do, here are the top 10 cities with geolocated AR users:
Rio de Janeiro
The fact that those cities have the most users doesn’t mean they’re the most explored on the AR world. For these category, the results are:
Rio de Janeiro
The data was extracted from...