I just found this app a few days ago and I've gotta say it's the coolest and most potentially useful app I've ever seen.
"Aurasma is a free app that lets you discover, create and share amazing virtual content, integrated into the real world."
Here's the basic description of what this app does. You can tag an object and place an image, video or 3D animation on the object that can only be see through the apps camera.
As you'll soon see this has huge potential in many areas. For example you can place a greeting video on a greeting card. Send it to your friend. They look at the card and watch your video.
Or point it at a USA Today logo and watch news clips. Point at a sports team logo and watch video clips of that team. I'm only scratching the surface so far. Let's get into it.
Do you see the potential here? Tag your business card and they can watch a video on it. Tag your whiteboard and coworkers can get video instruction. Even add links to the auras.
Now I'll just give you a peak of the app menu features.
I think we'll be seeing a lot more of this being used. Newspapers can create a channel and add video to their papers. Hide videos on websites and magazine ads.
How about creating 3D CAD models on a printed blueprint. So they'll see a 3D model I'm just seeing so much potential here. And best of all it's free.
Well this is a long guide but I feel I'm only beginning. My imagination is running wild right now. But I hope this is enough to cover the basics.