geoPaste - AR Publishing for Everybody

Last year's Android Developer Challenge brought us such augmented reality applications as Wikitude and Enkin (which, until I'm proven wrong, is the first AR vaporware).
This time around, we are likely to see a surge in the number of AR applications participating in the challenge. An early bird, geoPaste, is coming to us all the way from Australia.



As can be seen in the video above, geoPaste lets you annotate reality right through your mobile phone, by sketching little pictures (or loading previously created images). Developer Gary Silva is concentrating at the moment on winning the challenge, but he has a grand vision for his app, "to make AR publishing available to everybody".

After ADC1 I had also seen a Wikitude demo and saw their slant towards providing AR content for consumers, like Enkin ( and which Layar now continues ). From there I thought that AR publishing could be put directly into the hands of end users and was inspired to start working on geoPaste to try to realize that vision. My original thoughts were along the lines of digital graffiti, legal and harmless but at the same time indelible, hence my drawings metaphor.


Good luck on the challenge!
More details, over here.

3 comments:

Louis Halpern said...

I can see this will be very useful for adding information about the world in which we live in. I'd rather it was included in glasses that project a second image as I'm looking forward through them rather than through an android phone.

Here's to dreaming of the future

Anonymous said...

Where can I download?

rouli said...

@Anonymous I would ask Gary about it (http://twitter.com/geoPaste), maybe he can provide you with the android package.

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