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by Tom Coates
“Over the Radar” is premiering for its kick-off season at Where 2.0 on April 19, 2011 during Ignite. This new chat fest sponsored by NAVTEQ Network For Developers, hosted by Brady Forrest, program co-chair of Where 2.0, will feature this team of dynamic visionaries who will discuss and in some cases debate the future of experiencing location in today’s hectic world. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore what type of armor developers, carriers, manufacturers and investors will need to set trends and keep up with the growing expectations of the public.
Stores, Malls, Bars – there locations are facts. Not owned by anyone, but gathering that data and just as importantly keeping it accurate is expensive. What can a startup do? Can they depend on larger players’ APIs? Should they buy the data? Should they depend on their users? Or should companies pool together and just maintain one canonical database of places?
Modern smart phone platforms, like Apple’s iPhone, come with a growing range of sensors; GPS, accelerometers, magnetometers and more recently gyroscopes. They also have a (near-)ubiquitous data connection, whether via a local wireless hotspot or via carrier data, and user positioning via multiple methods including GPS.
The development of location-aware, and location-fenced, applications on these devices has lead to an explosion in the use of location-aware, as opposed to marker-based, Augmented Reality interfaces.
Augmented Reality has become one of the killer applications for the iPhone platform. This workshop explores using the accelerometer, magnetometer, camera and GPS along with the Core Location Framework to determine the location and orientation of an iPhone device allowing you to build a simple location-aware AR toolkit. During the workshop you will be walked through building such an AR toolkit, that you can then extend and reuse in your own projects and iPhone applications.
19th–21st April 2011