|Description||Smartphone Software Developer|
Wikitude is a mobile augmented reality software which is developed by the Austrian company Wikitude GmbH (formerly Mobilizy GmbH) and was first published in October 2008 as freeware. It displays information about the users’ surroundings in a mobile camera view, including Image Recognition and 3D Modeling. Wikitude was the first publicly available application that used a location-based approach to Augmented Reality.
Wikitude 7Added: 5/15/13
Wikitude and Zalando at the Geneva International MotorshowAdded: 5/15/13
Wikitude World Browser is the very first Augmented Reality Browser for smartphone-users. It was published almost simultaneously to the first Android device end of 2008 (the G1).
An Augmented Reality Browser scans the users surrounding for (e.g.) geo-referenced content using the camera and the deviceâ€™s sensors. The obectsâ€™ information is displayed in the cam right where the real object is located.
There are millions of places to discover in Wikitude and users are most interested the ones nearby. The World Browser collects the closest places of all local content providers, so you immediately know whatâ€™s happening around you. Each place (or POI, Point Of Interest) belongs to provider, a so called â€œWorldsâ€. Local Worlds are listed on strt-up, each one providing information of places around you. E.g. check â€œWikipediaâ€ to see all Wikipedia information around you. Users can then view the information in a List, on a Map or in the Cam (AR-View). This way the user always know whatâ€™s around you, no matter where they are.