Layar Vision, which is an extension of the Layar Augmented Reality browser, offers another means by which iOS and Android App developers can use Augmented Reality (AR) to interact with physical objects. Compared to the Qualcomm AR SDK, the Layar Vision API takes a different approach by pushing the image identification processes to the server-side and having a usage based freemium pricing mechanism.
Below are a few videos of the power and potential of this product.
Here is a video introducing Layar Vision.
More explanations of Layar Vision
A sample of three applications
Read more about the API and associated toolkit here.
- Layar now augments reality on BlackBerry (intomobile.com)
- Qualcomm’s Augmented Reality SDK (abhishekkathuria.wordpress.com)
- Augmented Reality: Layar Creation Challenge winners (wired.com)