Last Thursday we hosted a Layar Vision Best Practices webinar, where our product and R&D departments provided examples of good vs. bad reference images and answered developer questions.
In case you missed it, you can download the Best Practices webinar here, or access all of our webinars on the wiki.
We’re hosting our next webinar Thursday, October 13 at 5pm Amsterdam time (CEST). This time we’ll be addressing technical questions dealing with all aspects of Layar development, and we’re asking you to submit questions and suggested topics to webinar[at]layar[dot]com a week in advance (by Thursday, 6 October).
After the recent release of several new Augmented Reality-capable devices, BlackBerry users can finally download Layar!
Layar now supports the following BlackBerry 7 OS devices: BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 and BlackBerry Torch 9800/9810 and is available for download in the BlackBerry App World!
We’re also launching a BlackBerry version of the Layar Player very soon, so any BlackBerry app can use Layar technology!
The BlackBerry Layar client is similar to the Android and iPhone 5.0 clients with a few exceptions, including that there is currently no Layar Vision beta for BlackBerry. For full details on these variations, please see our BlackBerry support announcement.
In a continued effort to help make all interested parties into expert Layar Vision developers, we’re hosting another webinar this Thursday at 5pm Amsterdam time (CEST), this time to provide examples of the best and worst types of reference images.
Join Layar Vision expert Michael Hofmann to make sure you’re choosing the most augmentable reference images possible for your Vision layers. Register now!
In case you weren’t able to attend the Introduction to Layar Vision webinar that King Yiu Chu hosted last Friday, September 9, we posted the audio recording and presentation slides here for download.
Here at Layar, we like to stay busy creating new concepts, improving existing products, and sharing our hopes, dreams and coolest new endeavors with our community.
Some days we do all of these things at once—and last Thursday (Sept. 1) was one of those days.
First, we hosted a webinar for developers interested in the Creation Challenge, and had a great turnout! You can download the audio file for the September 1 Creation Challenge webinar as well as a PDF of the presentation here.
Big news for all you Creation Challenge participants! After we opened the Challenge for submissions recently, we had such a strong response from developers needing more time to build their Vision concepts that we have decided to extend the submission deadline until September 29!
This means you now have two more weeks to turn your Vision concept into a reality! It also means that if you haven’t entered the Challenge yet, you now have enough time to jump in and get crackin’ on your idea!
You’ll want to use this additional time wisely by taking in all the Layar Vision tips you can through our tutorials and sample code as well as the following new resources we’ve created to help you!