Wikitude: Philipp Breuss And The Story Behind The Software

Wikitude: Philipp Breuss and the story behind the softwareAfter having seen the highly impressive demonstration of Wikitude, we just had to find out more, so Digital-Lifestyles spoke to Philipp Breuss, who has lead the development of Wikitude.

Philipp previously worked for Sony but gave this up to make the development of the Wikitude software which he describes as “the most exciting things that we ever did.”

He’s been building the application for the last year, but as a mobile travel guide for Android that also uses Mobile Google Maps and Text from Wikipedia.

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Baran Tigrel: Pro Self: RCA 2007

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Baran Tigrel: Pro Self: RCA 2007A headphone-style set that allows you to compare your sporting progress with a virtual competitor.

Many sports are possible, but let’s use running as an example. You and a friend decide on a running route, each time you run it, the relative position of your friends previous time is relayed into your ears, “He’s way ahead of you,” or “You’re neck and neck,” etc.
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Plazes Launches Out Of Beta

Plazes Launches Out Of BetaPlazes, a service that enables its users to create geo-indexed information, has finally come out of beta to a release version.

We’ve been using Plazes for over two years now, so its beta phase has been pretty extensive. In that time it has grown not only in number of users, or locations ‘discovered’ – it’s topped 20,000 places in over 120 countries now – but in terms of functions.

Since we last looked at it, about six months ago, it’s gained a Twitter-like function – the ability to add short messages telling people what you are up to at any time of the day. This can also be done by mobile phones these days.

Further new additions bring the ability to add comments to any of the Plazes – anywhere with a WiFi connection – providing a review function as well.

If you haven’t see it before it’s well worth having a look at – Plazes