Facebook’s much-anticipated anonymous social app is finally here, and it’s called Rooms. The app allows people to create a “room” on any topic. The goal, according to the app’s blog, is to transfer the utility of message boards to the mobile world.
Rooms uses QR Codes to share invitations to specific rooms. You can print hardcopies for offline use, or interestingly, share the code via email / chat and the Rooms app looks for the codes saved in your devices Camera Roll and allows you entry to that room.
Virtual supermarkets are popping up in subway stations in South Korea, where commuters can virtually shop for items while waiting for the train to come. Customers simply scan an item’s QR code using the free “Homeplus” app and can have it delivered to their doorstep before they even get home. Ranked as the 2nd most hard-working country in the world to Japan, South Korea is rewarding its workers with this timesaving gem.
AR App Brings Blank Canvases to Life with Art
“Through the SCAD Museum App, augmented reality technology reads the visual cues from each design. Though the canvas in blank in front of them, the user sees current SCAD Museum artwork embedded in the frame on their smart phone or mobile device. When they tap the image, the user is redirected to the Museum website for information on the art.”
My SCAD Museum Augmented Reality project I did for my Intro to Advertising class. This project has been displayed in Adler Hall’s Green Mile Gallery and in SCAD’s New York One Show Event. Vanessa Brown. 2013.