Up until the beginning of this year, Layar was a company focusing on GEO related AR. However -from what I think are business reasons-, the company decided to change its focus to marker base AR (i.e image recognition). Our stand is that everything that helps popularize AR is great! that being said, the shift gave us doubts on what’s the future on Layar take on GEO related AR. This is important to us, since we base our AR in Layar GEO platform.
Layar was founded by three pioneers, among them a woman named Claire Boonstra. I can say a lot of things, but you better check this, it will summarize her contributions to the humanity 🙂 We were lucky enough to have her gave the talk and it was quite enjoyable.
Given that she was the one coming here to represent Layar, we took the opportunity to remind and request her three points we need from Layar to put on their priorities:
On a side note, I brought with me a friend who knew nothing about AR. Before the seminar he asked me some things, but I told him: wait, they’ll explain it on the seminar. Later while he was seeing the presentation, he was like:
WHAT?!?!? How?!?! This is amazing! Incredible! I have a million ideas on my head about this!
Yeap! That’s the same reaction we see on people when the get AR.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t stay until the end of the presentation as we had to take the train back to Montreal. You know, here in North America, high speed trains are far fetched ideas. Anyway, it was a wonderful day to spend in Toronto, even with rain. 🙂