Today we released a significant upgrade to our mobile augmented reality browser. Though junaio has been capable of image recognition and tracking since its inception, we wanted a way to connect everything in our open development platform for the convenience and accessibility of the user, and allow junaio to interact with everyday objects to return helpful information- and moreover, we wanted it to be natural, intuitive, and familiar.
You can now scan QR codes, barcodes and all images that currently reside in the junaio database and link to AR experiences. Users will still be able to find specific channels using the Search Bar, but the dream of scanning a given AR image and quickly accessing its content has now been realized. We don’t consider this technology to be a gimmick, a novelty, or a toy- we’re looking for ways to assist users in obtaining contextual, helpful information about their surroundings.
Scan QR Codes, determine pricing and location of items in stores before you purchase them- these seemingly simple tasks provide the foundation of a universal interactivity for which we at metaio strive, each an every day. In a single update we’ve managed to:
- exponentially increase the number of things with which a junaio user can engage
- create a plethora of great development opportunities
- make giant steps towards content curation and management.
I’m a former mobile AR developer and project manager; I’ve researched mobile AR browsers extensively, I’ve worked with some of them meticulously and relentlessly. Many have their irrefutable strengths and disheartening downfalls- junaio is not perfect, but I can write the following with professional and technical and inarguable certainty:
With this update, no other browser can do what junaio does.
And it’s breathtaking.
For more information ( and some very educated opinions) check out some of our press for the release:
Fast Company, by Kit Eaton
TechCrunch, by Jay Donovan
TheNextWeb, by Nancy Messieh
Ubergizmo, by Eliane Folet
And don’t forget to take a look at our newly-designed website: http://www.junaio.com