Battle of the AR Browsers

See update at the end of this post (if only I've waited ten more minutes!)

Three weeks after its launch, SPRXMobile's Layar partially opens up its layer creation API to developers. It's not freely available online (bad decision?), however, interested developers can register here, and may be among the lucky 50 to get access keys to the API. The press release is here.
Meanwhile, Mobilizy (creator of Wikitude) is not keeping silent. They congratulated SPRXMobile on their twitter account, and placed a comment on Layar's press release:
On behalf of Mobilizy GmbH the developers of the original Wikitude AR Travel Guide we would like to congratulate SPRX Mobile in their efforts to help shape the Mobile augmented reality landscape.

Good Job!

Mobilizy also put this picture depicting Wikitude on the iPhone 3GS, and released the following advertisement video

and commented about AcrossAir's Tube Locator application, saying "you can tell it is fake if you look closely".

All this while both SPRXMobile and Mobilizy are founding members in the new AR Consortium. So, am I making a lot of noise out of nothing? Probably, after all I'm a blogger!

Update: Mobilizy just announced that they will let user add their own tags to the world via and that they open up their API in a closed beta. And thus begins the battle to control the mobile AR world!


Anonymous said...

Mobilizy - Launches and Developer API


rouli said...

Update: now Mobilizy spams without reading the post first :)

Raimo van der Klein said...

Everyone take a deep breath... ;-)

David Beaney said...

The AcrossAir's Tube Locator is a fake? Looked real to me the first time I must say, but I'm no expert. I'll have to take another look.

David Beaney said...

Well I dunno, I've looked fairly closely looks real to me. Maybe this is just FUD from mobilizy people. Innocent until proven guilty.

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