- This past week, Metaio held their first insideAR conference and thankfully have uploaded all the videos from the event within a few days. Some interesting stuff there, which I'll cover tomorrow.
- Speaking of Metaio, Tish Shute held another of her in depth interviews, this time with Metaio's CEO, Thomas Alt
- int13's ARDefender, which Ori described as the first fun AR game for the iPhone, is finally available on the appstore.
- Tonchidot lands $12 million in second round funding. Wow.
- Following this fund raising, the Wall Street Journal had a piece on what we can learn from Japan about the future of AR.
- I believe this is one of the most effective campaigns utilizing AR - protesting against the hunt of Siberian tigers.
- The virtual dressing room concept put into good use - augmented reality app lets women try on swimsuits virtually (via @ayaLAN).
As for this week's video, we have Sky Canvas, an iPhone application with a brilliant concept behind it, from Shiodome Innovation Studio, Japan. A part of their PaPaCo Design Project, Shiodome tried to create an application that can be played together by a father and his son. With Sky Canvas, the two can form clouds in the shape of animals by tapping and blowing air to the microphone. Unfortunately, the app is not available outside of Japan, so I can't really test it, but as you surely have understood by now, I dig the concept:
Have a great week!