junaio Opens Up Its API To Developers
CTO of metaio officially announced opening of junaio API at the AR Development Camp
Mountain View, December 6, 2009 - Peter Meier, CTO of metaio, announced at today's AR Development Camp the opening of its junaio API to developers. Starting Monday, developers can use the new interface to build their own applications that interact with the junaio platform.
The open API will include features that allow users to select multiple categories of information at once and see all results in a 360-degree view. For example, a user can select multiple areas of interest, such as Japanese restaurants, manga shops, or pictures posted by other junaio members, and see all the results in a single view. Unlike other AR applications, junaio will allow developers to use multiple information sources to develop their applications.
junaio's API will also allow users to interact directly with the resulting information. The API will enable developer to see how user interact with their programs and react to user behavior, such as changing the local content or adding new content. For example, a dinosaur game could let users find an egg, click to open the egg, and follow resulting clues to help the baby dinosaur find its parents. "Using the interaction-features of junaio's API and 3D engine, cool AR-games, interactive tour guides, and other applications can be easily implemented," says Peter Meier.
External developers can benefit by linking their websites to junaio, and become accessible in the real world or promote their brands in new ways. "By opening the API, we want to give the developer community the tools to create their own applications that can benefit the users. Whether it's allowing users to drop new, cool or functional objects, finding the history of a building, or plan scavenger hunts and other Augmented Reality games, the possibilities are endless," says Peter.
The API specifications and additional information can be found at www.junaio.com. The latest junaio client, with multiple information display and user interactions will be available to the public at the end of January.
junaio is metaio's mobile Augmented Reality platform that allows users and developers the ability to create content channels in the real world. Users can flip through channels like entertainment, nightlife, travel and many others and see information digitally displayed around by simply pointing their phone. With junaio's open API, developers can create state of the art Augmented Reality applications. junaio is available as a version for the iPhone and for Android. The Android version includes natural feature tracking which allows image recognition and thus totally new fields of applications, especially in the consumer market. For more information, please visit: http://www.junaio.com.
As the world-wide leader in Augmented Reality technology, metaio develops software products for visual interactive solutions between the real and the virtual world. Based on the software platform Unifeye, 3D-animations can be integrated seamlessly into live-video streams respectively into pictures of the user's real environment. Founded in February 2003, metaio currently employs 70+ people at two different locations. The company is headquartered in Munich with the subsidiary metaio Inc. located in San Francisco USA. metaio has been working with more than 450 renowned customers from different industries and geographical locations. Among them: BMW, Daimler, Siemens, Toyota, Peugeot, EADS, Bertelsmann, KUKA, LEGO, MINI, Popular Science, Focus Features and Volkswagen.