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Re: [AR Standards Discussion] The Augmented Web

From: Rob Manson <roBman@mob-labs.com>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 05:41:58 +1000
To: "discussion@ARStandards.org" <discussion@arstandards.org>, public-ar@w3.org
Message-ID: <1337283718.2430.72.camel@robslapu2>
Hi Christine,

was great to catchup at ARE again.


> I was unable to do anything (couldn't download awe.js) but I visited
> the web site.

That's the github repository we'll be releasing the code into soon.


> Could you please explain how the toolkit you have prepared maps to
> (provides solutions fitting within) the AR Reference Model?

It's effectively a full stack that all operates within the mobile web
browser.  I'll do some dedicated posts on this and how it relates to the
AR Reference Model as soon as we release the code.  It will make a lot
more sense with real world examples.


> How does this use (today or in the future) the ARML 2.0
> specification?  

It doesn't.  I don't see any relevance for that 8)


> Could you tell us which browsers this has been tested with and perhaps
> ask the companies involved (e.g., Google, Mozilla, Opera, Apple) to
> chime in about this?

It currently runs on Opera, leading edge WebKit browsers (e.g. Chrome)
and some leading edge builds of Firefox.  Safari is based on WebKit so
logically this can be supported too.  And we're looking forward to the
IE team releasing support for the relevant APIs soon.

So this approach to the Augmented Web works now and we expect these
capabilities to flow down and be commonly available within the next 6
months.  If we look back over the history of AR Standards I think we can
see how quickly that time frame pases 8)

So...more case studies and demos/videos coming soon.


roBman



> On 5/17/12 7:32 PM, Rob Manson wrote: 
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I'm glad to see our launch of theAWEsomeWEB.com [1] at ARE2012 has
> > created some frantic me-too activity. 
> > 
> > *waves and smiles to Martin & the wikitude team* 8)
> > 
> > So if you've been wondering why I've been so quiet over the last few
> > months it's because we've been working hard to develop all the ideas
> > I've been presenting about the Augmented Web since 2009 [2] into some
> > real working technology.
> > 
> > We're just about to release our Open Source javascript toolkit called
> > awe.js [3] that is the jQuery for the Augmented Web and I think you'll
> > really like how easy it makes it to create this whole new breed of web
> > apps.
> > 
> > I think all of the discussions we've been having in the standards groups
> > so far are really important but I also think it's time to crystalise a
> > lot of these discussion into some code that really works and some
> > example apps that show just what's really possible right now.
> > 
> > So it's obviously the right time for this Augmented Web discussion to
> > really start in earnest and if you're not across where it's up to then I
> > think you'll find that the sands are shifting under your feet!
> > 
> > It's time to peel back the old web and uncover the new world beneath. 
> > 
> > Welcome to http://theAWEsomeWEB.com 8)
> > 
> > roBman
> > 
> > [1] http://theAWEsomeWEB.com 
> > [2] http://www.slideshare.net/robman/patterns-of-interest-iswar-seoul-2010 
> > [3] https://github.com/nambor/awe.js 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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