Toys R Us gamifies print with interactive Christmas catalog

Toys R Us gamifies print with interactive Christmas catalog

Toy R Us has introduced a number of digital elements, including augmented reality, to its festive magazine to ensure children keep flicking through its extensive 96 pages. Marking the point where augmented reality meets traditional shopping, eight toy-laden spreads in the catalog, entitled the ‘The Great Big Toys R Us Book of Awesome’, come to […]

Happy Finish & GroupM APAC Sign Strategic VR Agreement

Happy Finish & GroupM APAC Sign Strategic VR Agreement

Happy Finish, a pioneer and world-leader in augmented reality and virtual reality, announced that it has signed a strategic agreement with GroupM, the world’s leading media investment group owned by WPP. Happy Finish’s offices in India and China will work closely with GroupM’s content teams across the Asia Pacific region to help develop creative solutions […]

Disney App Transforms Colouring Books into 3D Experiences

Disney App Transforms Colouring Books into 3D Experiences

Disney Research, the company’s technology arm, has revealed a new app that can track and capture real-time images from a mobile device’s camera, then map them onto a 3D surface, creating an AR character that gains colour as an accompany book is filled in. The app is still in the development phase and isn’t yet […]

Blippar hires Omaid Hiwaizi as part of expansion plans

Blippar hires Omaid Hiwaizi as part of expansion plans

Omaid Hiwaizi, the UK chief strategy officer at Geometry Global, has been hired by Blippar as its first President of Global Marketing. Hiwaizi will be responsible for expanding and transforming the marketing efforts of the leading image recognition and augmented reality app and grow consumer adoption. He will initially focus on the UK and USA, […]

Space delivers world first for Lufthansa

Space delivers world first for Lufthansa

Leading European airline Lufthansa has created a world first Augmented Reality (AR) app to drive awareness of its new class of seating; Premium Economy. The pioneering app, designed by Space, represents a new and innovative type of AR experience, designed to launch via a basic pen drawing on an A4 piece of paper – typically […]

Audi’s New Augmented-Reality App Is A High-Tech, Know-It-All Car Manual

To help its customers know its vehicles better, German carmaker Audi has created an innovative, augmented-reality app—named “eKurzinfo”—that uses the iPhone camera to identify the many functions of the car. Loaded with information of more than 300 elements in the car, the app serves as a high-tech, interactive alternative to the traditional, complex car manual. […]

Audi unveils augmented reality platform with Somo

Audi unveils augmented reality platform with Somo

Audi has unveiled Audi Vision, a mobile augmented reality platform which allows users to bring brochures to life. Audi Vision will allow users to point their mobile device at the premium car manufacturer’s spring 2013 price and specification guides, and take a picture that will unlock the static pages of the brochure, unveiling video, picture […]

John Lewis Unveils AR Campaign For Samsung Smart TVs

John Lewis Unveils AR Campaign For Samsung Smart TVs

Two flagship John Lewis stores in central London have has their windows transformed to promote Samsung’s latest Smart TVs using augmented reality. Created by TRO Group, the campaign launched today and is set to run for a month, and includes an AR interface which allows the user to control a number of content scenarios that […]