I just got word from Johannes la Poutre that he launched a wicked new app. a few days ago on the 27th of April. It is a direct launcher for Layars’ number one “social augmented reality app.” Tweeps Around. The launcher is an icon that you can place on the home screen of your mobile phone so you can access the Tweeps Around layer directly. I think this might be one of the next big thing that augmented reality developers will go after. So I asked Johannes what the next innovation in these so called “launchers” will be.
Johannes: “We’re experimenting with all sorts of ways to launch augmented reality layers directly: Basic launcher apps., Pro. launcher apps with sound and visuals (so called splash screens), direct links on mobile websites, buttons within existing android and iPhone apps.)”