Instagram + mobile augmented reality = urban artgallery

April 18, 2011

Instagram is a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your iPhone, choose a filter to transform the look and feel, send to Facebook, Twitter or Flickr – it’s all as easy as pie. It’s photo sharing, reinvented.

Now TAB Worldmedia turnes your street into an urban artgallery with Instagram on mobile augmented reality browsers Junaio & Layar. It’s cool, it’s free and it is lots of fun to play around with.

Johannes la Poutre & Remco Vroom, Augmented Reality content creators of TAB Worldmedia, were inspired by the Instagram photo sharing service. La Poutre: “We’ve produced several social sharing channels on public augmented reality browsers. The instagram service adds a new demension to picture sharing because the quality and perspective of the photo’s is very high.”

Vroom: “The Instagram AR channels are a true addition to our social media portfolio. We’ve succesfully introduced several social sharing services to augmented reality. Services like:

  • Twitter: Tweeps Around + 4 million users
  • Panoramio: Currently Worldwide top 3 position in layar
  • Moby Picture: With several co-branded services
  • Foursquare: Augmented Checkins & tip finder

As a next step we think adding an augmented reality view in the current iPhone app of Instagram could offer a unique experience for their users. With our AR player integration service we could easily do this for Instagram but that might be a bit premature at this stage.”

 Instagram on Junaio  Instagram on Junaio

 About Instagram

Kevin is CEO of Burbn, inc. – the company that makes the popular iPhone app Instagram. Originally from Boston, Kevin moved to the Bay Area to attend Stanford to study Finance and Decision Analysis. Very quickly, he got wrapped up in the world of entrepreneurship and landed a gig at Odeo as an intern working with Evan Williams and Jack Dorsey. After a two year stint of working at Google on the Gmail team and Corporate Development, Kevin worked at Nextstop which was purchased by Facebook. Kevin then decided to take the plunge and start Burbn, inc. with a focus on creating a new way of communicating and sharing in the real world. Their first product, Instagram was an instant hit – shooting to the top of the charts and gaining over 100,000 users in the first week. (via: Web2Expo)

(via GigaOM.com)


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