Tagwhat Leaves Read-Only Augmented Reality Browsers Behind | ReadWriteWeb
Tagwhat, an augmented reality creation and distribution system, publicly launched this week bringing the world of augmented reality into the realm of Web 2.0. While other augmented realtiy browsers, such as Wikitude and Layar, provide the user with information overlays over live video, Tagwhat allows users to create these overlays. According to the company, its mobile and web application represents a paradigm-shift in augmented reality. Tagwhat also marks an important milestone in the evolutionary path of AR technology, representing a shift from the static Web 1.0 world of AR browsers to the participatory interaction of Web 2.0. Tagwhat is ‘create-and-share’ mobile AR, and is the first mobile augmented reality distribution system where anyone, not just developers, can create their own AR content and share with their friends anywhere in the world, in seconds, for free.
(And see the Smarter Cities AIR — Augmented Intelligent Reality — pilot at http://www.tagwhat.com/smartercities or if you’re in New York City, experience the pilot yourself right in Madison Square Park, just outside IBM’s Global Business Services headquarters.)