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For the Handheld Librarian conference Sarah Houghton-Jan did an AR overview and I spoke about the mobile web app I'm building for the 'Scan Jose' project, rolling out July 2011

For the Handheld Librarian conference Sarah Houghton-Jan did an AR overview and I spoke about the mobile web app I'm building for the 'Scan Jose' project, rolling out July 2011

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  • 1. Augmented Reality 101 for Libraries
    • Nate Hill
    • Sarah Houghton-Jan
  • 2.  
  • 3.  
  • 4.  
  • 5. GPS camera accelerometer
  • 6.
    • digital view of the physical world
    • +
    • digital objects of the virtual world
  • 7. QR Codes
  • 8. Wikitude
  • 9. Layar
  • 10.  
  • 11. Google Goggles
  • 12.  
  • 13. WordLens
  • 14. AR comes to the Super Bowl
  • 15.  
  • 16.  
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  • 18.  
  • 19. Cyberspace has leaked into the real world. What was inside the box is outside. - Vernor Vinge
  • 20. Wolf Walk North Carolina State U
  • 21. Beaver Tracks Oregon State U
  • 22. San José Public Library’s AR Project
    • local history walking tours in San José
    • mobile web application
    • Layar-based tour
    • grant-funded through LSTA (California State Library)
  • 23. Development challenges…
    • Windows Server w/ Apache, PHP, MySQL
    • Testing difficulties
      • firewall/security
      • virtual host configuration
      • need devices and contracts for testing
  • 24. Other challenges…
    • No Android or iOS developers fit the bill
    • Lack of time to do that work in-house
    • BUT…
    • We feel good about the decision to do this in the browser.
  • 25. The result:
    • I did an awful lot of the the development on MAMP on my own laptop,
    • I used my own personal web space as much as I needed to,
    • and I borrowed other people’s phones all the time.
  • 26. What’s it made of ?
    • Drupal 7
    • jQuery Mobile framework
    • Google Maps API 3
    • As much HTML5 / CSS3 as possible
    • Layar
    • Hopefully more platforms as we continue
  • 27.
  • 28.  
  • 29.  
  • 30. AR’s societal consequences
    • connectivity ubiquity
    • openness and transparency
    • social vs. isolationist
    • privacy concerns
  • 31. Development Resources
    • Layar Creation: site.layar.com/create
    • Layar: dev.layar.com
    • BuildAR: buildar.com
    • LayarDotNet: layardotnet.codeplex.com
    • Python Django Layar: pypi.python.org/pypi/djanjo-layar/
    • PorPOIse: code.google.com/p/porpoise
  • 32. questions and discussions

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