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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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  • Augmented Reality 101 for Libraries
    • Nate Hill
    • Sarah Houghton-Jan
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  • GPS camera accelerometer
    • digital view of the physical world
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    • digital objects of the virtual world
  • QR Codes
  • Wikitude
  • Layar
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  • Google Goggles
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  • WordLens
  • AR comes to the Super Bowl
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  • Cyberspace has leaked into the real world. What was inside the box is outside. - Vernor Vinge
  • Wolf Walk North Carolina State U
  • Beaver Tracks Oregon State U
  • 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)
  • Development challenges…
    • Windows Server w/ Apache, PHP, MySQL
    • Testing difficulties
      • firewall/security
      • virtual host configuration
      • need devices and contracts for testing
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
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  • AR’s societal consequences
    • connectivity ubiquity
    • openness and transparency
    • social vs. isolationist
    • privacy concerns
  • 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
  • questions and discussions