Mobile augmented reality as a strategic tool / functionality is in the uprise for marketing purposes. The mobile safari browser has already semi publicly demonstrated some key features being integrated and mobile Firefox by Mozilla has announced that they are aiming for an ultimate browser takeover of the operating system.
Logically it seems that it should be only a short time from now that we should expect that some kind of AR plugin is allowed to be integrated into the mobile browsers. Or the AR functionality including location and image recognition should be integrated into mobile browsers all together.
From the other side mobile AR apps like Junaio, Wikitude, Layar and Aurasma already offer the possibility to integrate standard browser functionality’s (and yes even HTML5) on top of their techniques.
So my question is:
When do you think mobile augmented reality will be available on mobile browsers like Safari, Opra and Firefox?
I’ve posted this question on Quora so feel free to respond there or here…