Guiding your steps through Matera – the City of Stones

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The city of Matera is located in the South of Italy and exudes the typical Italian romantic charm in architecture and culture. It is part of a huge national park with beautiful landscapes and haunting stone churches, caves and cliffs scattered throughout the whole area. It’s both eerie and breath-taking but it can also be overwhelming if you don’t know your way around the rocky valleys and hillsides.

Our certified developer Yoomee Technologies created a location-based Junaio channel called “Parco della Murgia Materana” that allows you to discover and explore each and every one of the 149 stone churches in the area. You not only get information about the location of the churches, but also historic facts, opening times, and tour data. Discover more about the story of the channel, including some technical insights, on our blog.

The Metaio POI Creator is now in the Microsoft Office Store

Augmented Reality for navigation has never been easier since the release of Metaio’s POI plugin for Microsoft Excel. What does it do? This plugin allows you to create points of interest (POI’s) which can be viewed as augmented billboards in your camera feed using Junaio. Because the plugin operates within Microsoft Excel – it is now accessible to virtually anyone. Any changes or edits can be managed easily from within the Microsoft Excel sheet and exported directly with the click of a button. This easy export option creates a location-based channel which can be published in Junaio. Check out the video to see how it all works.  For step-by-step instructions, check out the Metaio developer portal

On the Verge of ARt’s Latest Revolution: Augmented Reality with Junaio

Scan the image with Junaio, to experience the AR

Scan the image with Junaio, to experience the AR

Trevor Jones is a Canadian artist, working and living in Edinburgh. He recently discovered a mind-blowing way to bring his beautiful and artistic paintings to life with Augmented Reality. Using Junaio, Trevor managed to “transform” his paintings’ canvases into fully functioning movie screens. His paintings start morphing into their real life equivalent and are then once again replaced by short movies. The videos Trevor included were shot at the Edinburgh Botanic Garden and convey a somewhat unsettling but captivating atmosphere in short and carefully selected peeks of nature. Discover more in the full article.

Ready for some fun with Junaio 6.0?

Powered by Metaio 6, Junaio 6.0 brings along an improved ease of use, thanks to a more precise and more stable image recognition and a brighter iOS user-experience thanks to an increased transparency of the interface.

After focusing on the user experience in the previous release, with a new interface, improved usability, data transfer, and optimization for wearables, we decided to dedicate the new release to our AR professionals.

Junaio 6.0 will include all related updates and new features from SDK 6.0, resulting in improved 3D tracking: even more robust and with higher precision from a larger distance.

Creating Junaio channels became easier and more flexible, thanks to the new features in Creator and the launch of the AR Creator Plugin for InDesign. Not to mention about the Location Based channels, which can now be deployed directly from the POI Creator plugin for Excel, without needing any programming skills (coming up soon in the Microsoft store).

All these improvements aim at empowering our professionals to free their creativity, thanks to extended flexibility and versatility. This will reflect in the content published in Junaio, so users should get ready for mind-blowing AR experiences. 

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.