We've been doing things like this for years at the HITLabNZ. Check out our latest project, which is free this week! http://colarapp.com
Good fun for those with kids and even mucking around in the office demoing to friends.
You should throw some more money at this to get a few dozen more models/pages going. I can't think of a 1-5 yo that wouldn't like this. Colleague with children said "My kids are going to lose their shit when they see this."
If you're not familiar with feature detection methods, SIFT is a famous one, though there are much faster methods existing today:
Even me, 28 year old male, can have a lot of fun with this app.
Perhaps in the future once we get some money coming into the company. Right now we don't have any more funds left for development.
Why would any kid ever want a "plain old" coloring book without the 3D augmented reality?
Very cool—my kids are going to love for sure!
I tried installing colar app on an Android 2.3.6 (Samsung GT-S5300) phone, but it seems it's not compatible with that device. It's a low-end phone, so I guess I will need something more powerful.
Since Google Play doesn't display the device compatibility anywhere in the store (besides "This application is not compatible with your device") could you please state the application requirements somewhere on your pages?
What do you mean free this week? What happens after this week?
It's an amazing conference that has been going on since 2007- great people, much smaller than CHI (of course its scope is much narrower, and there is a lot of cross-pollination), very high quality and diverse publications. Even though it's an academic conference, it has more of a hacker/DIY feel to it than CHI in my opinion, which is what I love about it.
Speaking of which, the deadline for TEI2014 is Aug 1st... back to writing I go :)
(and if you're into this, please contact me through my profile! Tangible/embodied interaction is a small world, would love to hear from fellow HNers who are in it)
It's great for tracking within the whitespace however - that's where it's a cunning solution!
an iPad could do it now, but we don't have the proper capture/reprocessing frameworks in place (outside of research).
What a great book.
I mean the number of cool "what if you did this" reminds me of early days of GPS and indeed GPS in phones