Having a compass and camera built into the iPhone opens up possibilities for augmented reality (AR) on the iPhone. Programmers now know more than just location; by also knowing which direction the phone is facing, you can overlay objects on users’ view of the world. Derek Smith of SimpleGeo is a developer of their AR framework. He’s going to step you through the challenges of providing a realtime overlay on the physical world. Nicola Radacher of Mobilizy will discuss what they’ve learned in the four releases of their popular Wikitude.
Derek Smith is a recent graduate from Loyola Marymount Univiersity. With early guidance from a few CS professors, he began his Senior year with the iPhone SDK. As a student developer he earned a WWDC Student Scholarship. After college, Derek began working as an iPhone Dev consultant which lead him to his current position at SimpleGeo. At SimpleGeo, Derek was given the opportunity to explore different implementations for providing an augmented reality environment for the iPhone.
Nicola studied Geo-Information Science in Rottenmann, Austria. After nearly 3 years of gathering experiences in software-developement and project management at Real Networks, she joined Mobilizy in July 2009 and likes managing projects and all geo-relevant areas this job involves. She loves skiing and spending time with friends.
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