Comes with new design, real-time POI visualization and browser interoperability
March 20th 2014. The world leader in augmented reality software (AR) and solutions, Metaio, has released the newest version of its free Junaio AR browser for Android and iOS devices with an updated user interface that features an all-new visualization of nearby points-of-interest (POIs). With Junaio it is now possible to access GPS and location-based information from almost anywhere in the world.
“The more natural we make AR, the more mobile users will see value and return to the experience,” CTO Metaio, commented Peter Meier.
“It’s clear that the next step for mobile AR is location-based information in devices like Google Glass, and we’re looking to the near future in our R & D.”
Junaio has been optimised and available for wearable devices like Glass since Metaio’s InsideAR conference in October of 2013, but as of now it’s equipped with an even friendlier interface and a more contemporary style familiar to today’s app users.
The brand new visualisation scheme ensures that the user sees only the most relevant information to his or her surroundings, like geo-tagged Instagram photos or tweets; the best places to catch a Taxi; the nearest entertainment locations like movie theatres or concerts; or even the real-time positioning of public buses and trains.
Junaio combines GPS, image recognition, visual search and a robust cloud-based architecture to recognize and attach digital information to nearly any object or environment in real-time.
Now even non-developers can create their own Augmented Reality ‘channels’ and even applications with the latest Metaio Creator tool, a drag-and-drop and easy-to-use content management system for AR.
For developers who want to create mobile AR experiences utilizing location data, Junaio is now compatible with other browsers like Layar and Wikitude.
Now over 20,000 Junaio developers will have access to the entire mobile AR audience and will be able to push their content directly to other applications.
Download Junaio from here.
The worldwide leader in Augmented Reality (AR) research and technology, Metaio develops software products for visually interactive solutions between the real and the virtual world. Based on the Metaio Augmented Reality platform, digital and 3-D content can be integrated seamlessly into the user’s camera view looking upon the real world. Serving over 80,000 developers and powering over 1,000 apps for enterprise, marketing, retail, publishing and industrial cases, over 30 Million consumers use Metaio’s AR software.