Number of Registered Developers Steadily Increases
San Francisco, California, and Munich, Germany, April 13, 2010 - The number of registered developers for the mobile Augmented Reality browser platform junaio has rapidly grown since the announcement of opening up the API four weeks ago and has reached more than 200 until now. With its open API, junaio gives developers and content providers the opportunity to create own channels with state of the art Augmented Reality applications.
Developers like junaio's rich features
junaio's open API allows developers to create their own AR applications with numerous features. It is easy to use and does require only basic knowledge in programming, e.g. XML and server side programming, such as PHP to create state of the art Augmented Reality applications. The platform experienced a run from developers and can announce over 200 developers - only four weeks after they opened up their API for the public. "We are very pleased with the numbers of developers. The feedback we receive is that junaio is a great opportunity for developers to create state of the art applications without spending any money", states Peter Meier, the CTO of metaio, the company behind junaio.
The creative potential of junaio is vast: AR mash-ups, multiplayer games or scavenger hunts, interactive, indoor and outdoor exhibitions, tours with animated 3D characters, edutainment right on the spot and location independent gaming. It is up to the developer to challenge his imagination and become as much creative as he wants to. Starting is very easy, developers only need to register for an API-key on the website.
Developer contest promises a reward of US$5000
Furthermore metaio wants to directly reward the effort of their developers and thank them with US$ 5000 for the developer who creates the best channel. Everybody registered as a developer and sets up a channel before June 16, 2010 takes part in the competition automatically. The five channels with the most subscribers will be shortlisted. An independent jury with AR- and IT-business experts will then select the winner. Among the jury members are Robert Scoble, ReadWriteWeb's Chris Cameron, Mobile Consultants Christine Perey and Ken Blakeslee, Industrial AR expert, enthusiast and blogger Thomas Carpenter and finally Prof. Dr. Geiger from Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences Department of Media Mixed Reality and Visualization.
junaio @ ARDevCamp in Berlin on April 24, 2010
Developers who are not sure yet how they can use junaio's different features should consider joining the Developers camp at the ARDevCamp in Berlin on April 24, 2010. The junaio team will give an insight in what developers can do with the new junaio API in free and moderated coding sessions. In addition ideas for new channels will be collected together and findings will be taken into consideration in the future developments of junaio. The session will be a good starting point for the developer contest and the chance to win the $5k challenge. metaio is looking forward to a prolific session at ARDevCamp which will take place at Beuth-Hochschule for Technik, Luxemburger Straße 10, 13353 Berlin. Registration starts at 8pm.
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.