With the help of Muzar.org and their partners, the City of Manor has placed a virtual 3-D Santa Claus on City Hall for your viewing pleasure. This virtual Santa Claus is visible from up to 3 miles away, and demonstrates the new augmented reality (AR) technologies being developed for mobile devices. Currently, it is only visible to individuals with an iPhone or Android-based mobile device. In order to view you must download the free Layar application from your app-store, and launch the Seasons Greetings Layer. If you have any questions about how to view, please e-mail [email protected]. You can also send your family and friends an augmented reality greeting card at Muzar’s homepage at http://www.muzar.org.
The City of Manor and Manor Labs are currently working on bringing augmented reality technologies to a local government setting. For more information about how you can participate in this research and developed, please e-mail [email protected].
Really, really cool, Dustin! Been using my Layar app on occasion…thanks for the recommendation!
Thanks Andy! Just wait to see what we have in store for you in 2010!
Very cool . . . you’re on the “bleeding edge” as they used to say in the 90s . . . .
Hard to imagine all of the possibilities of AR at this point but what a great, creative way to start down this road…
Thanks Andrew, we’re just starting to get our feet wet in Manor with AR. We are planning on deploying AR layers to compliment our current QR-code points-of-interest located on city infrastructure, construction projects, historic homes, etc.