Augmented Reality standard in its final stage

Having been on board with Wikitude almost since day one, I’ve seen a number of changes within the augmented reality field. With the ever increasing advancements in mobile and web technologies, augmented reality has grown leaps and bounds in just a few short years. And as with any technology that advances at such a rapid…

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Maps on smartphones: Lost

The criticism heaped on Apple shows the growing importance of cartography. … Maps are becoming important strategic terrain. They are more than an aid to getting from A to B. Apps based on location—to summon a taxi, say—need maps inside them. Digital maps can include countless layers of information, plus advertisements from which money can…

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Wrong turn: Apples buggy iOS 6 maps lead to widespread complaints

By Nilay Patel and Adi Robertson Apple has a maps problem. The major new feature of the company’s new iOS 6 mobile operating system is a new mapping module developed by Apple itself — a replacement for the Google-supplied maps that have been standard on the iPhone since it debuted in 2007. It is a…

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How will Google Maps change our reality?

Much of the controversy surrounding Google Maps has centered on relatively concrete concerns like privacy and data gathering. But in a piece for The Guardian, Oliver Burkeman argues that digital mapping’s long-term impacts may fundamentally change the way we perceive and interact with the world around us. Aimless wandering, for instance, could easily become an…

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HTML5 vs. Apps: Why The Debate Matters, And Who Will Win

HTML5 is a new technology that allows developers to build rich web-based apps that run on any device via a standard web browser. Many think it will save the web, rendering native platform-dependent apps obsolete. So, which will win? Native apps or HTML5? A recent report from BI Intelligence explains why we think HTML5 will win out, and…

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OpenStreetMap 8th Anniversary Birthday party!

The OpenStreetMap 8th Anniversary Birthday party is an event which took place on Saturday, 18 August 2012 to celebrate the “birthday” of the project. Partying in several locations around the world! via OpenStreetMap 8th Anniversary Birthday party – OpenStreetMap Wiki.

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