Location-based channels without programming - now with the free Metaio POI Creator for Excel 2013

Discover the Metaio POI Creator plugin for Excel, announced at InsideAR Munich 2014. Within minutes and without programming skills, you can create your location-based channels and publish them in Junaio. 

How does it work? Simply download the plugin from the Microsoft Office Store in the upcoming days (currently being reviewed by the store) and install it. Fill in the coordinates of your POIs, the information you wish to display, and publish it in Junaio or the Metaio Cloud. More information will be available soon, right after InsideAR. Stay tuned!

InsideAR & what’s so amazing about it

How can we teach mobile sensors to understand the world and interact with it? How will the ‘Internet of Things’ be combined with smart devices to improve our everyday lives? When will smart homes and intelligent factories become a reality? And how can privacy and data be protected in a world of “always on” computer vision devices? 

Find all the answers at InsideAR Munich on October 29-30! Check out the blog article for more information about what you can expect at the event.

Augmented Reality in Tourism, with Junaio

Scan the Image with Junaio

Scan the Image with Junaio

The ide stampe agency certainly found a cool way to attract people’s attention. By using augmented reality and Metaio’s Junaio browser, they introduced the ‘Mein Urlaub 2015′ catalogue (My Holiday 2015) this year, which features a whole set of varied augmented reality applications, taking your mind off the looming winter and back to sunny days at the Baltic Sea. Discover the beautiful coastal landscape, while sitting at home in your comfy pajamas! 

Learn more in the full article.

 

Create awesome Junaio channels, directly from Adobe InDesign

Metaio has launched the first ever AR plugin for Adobe InDesign publishing tool, allowing users to quickly build and deploy AR experiences right within Adobe InDesign. Designers now have the ability to construct tracking markers and then augment pages with AR content without ever leaving the InDesign software. The company also released a video demonstrating how an InDesign user can quickly create professional AR content using the new plugin.

The Metaio AR Creator Plugin is available today in the Adobe Exchange Store. To learn more about the plugin, click here.

Oktoberfest in Junaio: From rustical farmer fair to rollercoaster beer festival

It’s the time of the year again, when all of Munich is flooded by millions of people, streaming in from all over the world, to get a glimpse of the most famous public festival of all time: The Oktoberfest. With this new Junaio channel, however, you don’t even need to get off your sofa to experience the rich history of the Wies’n yourself!

Taste the current atmosphere by scanning the picture above, then discover more in the full article!

Travel back in time with the Berlin Wall Timetraveler App

Witness firsthand the dramatic escape of Frida Schulze from her apartment window, see the demolition of the Church of Reconciliation, and watch as the border guard Conrad Schuman jumps the barbed wire barrier between East and West Berlin. With smartphone in hand, anyone can now become an eyewitness to historical events right where they took place.

To commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall, 
Metaio and Timetraveler Augmented Ltd. are presenting the Timetraveler application. Read the full article to discover more.

Compassionate training in medicine, using Junaio

Students of Sheffield Hallam University were training with “SimMan” dummies – highly specialized training dummies that simulate breathing, blood drawing and many other metrics. The missing piece to the puzzle though was a personality. According to AR lead Rupert Forsythe, for all the impressive things that SimMan can simulate, he was “still just an expressionless plastic dummy”.

“To create a feeling of empathy and enhance caring” during the training scenarios, and to bring these training sessions closer to the conditions of real-life situations, Metaio developers Campus Interactive built an innovative Junaio-based AR app in collaboration with the University.

Read the entire article to discover how the concept worked. 

A medical CT scanner, a 3D printer and Junaio, used to replicate artwork

MaaikeRoozenburg - Smart Replicas

Studio Maaike Roozenburg, Delft University of Technology, the AR Lab and the Royal Academy of Art worked tightly together to reconstruct and augment 17th-century artwork: delicate porcelain teacups and fragile glasses, hosted by the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam.

Normally, such delicate pieces of art are placed inside glass cases, prohibiting people to interact with them. The aim of the project was to create “Smart replicas” of those objects and allow visitors to connect with them, by touching them and feeling the traces of time on their surfaces.  

A medical CT scanner was used to build exact 3-D models of the objects, which were afterwards printed with a 3D printer. Thus can visitors feel free to touch the objects and feel their texture. By using Junaio, they can also visualize decorations from the original objects and learn more about their history.

Starbucks Japan augments member cards with Junaio

Students workshop uses Junaio to create augmented Journalism

Robert Hernandez, professor of professional practice at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, demonstrated an AR tool designed by students in his “Augmented Reality & Journalism” course at USC’s eighth annual Teaching With Technology conference.

Using Junaio, Hernandez’s students augmented content within the Los Angeles Central Library. When Junaio is e.g. held up to a memorial statue of a torch that sits within the library, the user will see information, including photographs, news articles and video related to the 1986 fire that nearly destroyed the library.