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Augmented Reality Business Basics

As I continue to learn more about Augmented Reality business opportunities I want to start sharing these opportunities with you. That way you can see how powerful augmented reality can be for your business. Therefore, I want to spend some time going through the different opportunities here for you to get involved with using augmented reality for your business.

Augmented Reality Business Basics

First, I was thinking of this for sales people. Specifically those who have to contract with different business for services and products. Imagine using augmented reality in order to find qualified prospects in the area that you can do research on as you approach their business.

Second, for retail stores this is a great way to have locals view your pictures, reviews, and specials through augmented reality. With your business focused on how to get local clients, it will put you at a tremendous advantage to have your customers interacting with you through augmented reality.

Third, this will eventually start to bring videos to a whole new level of mobile. With the ability to have interactive videos you increase customer engagement and also the ability to convert more customers.

Fourth, with augmented reality you are putting videos in the palm of your hand. Imagine popping out with a 3D video that actually is found through augmented reality.Youtube is currently testing out 3D videos on their site. I did a practice social networking video to test it out.

Therefore, if you have 3D glasses check out the cool me that just pops into your life. I believe that while this is a nice test video, 3D video combined with augmented reality will start driving a lot of traffic in the future. The only thing that has to happen is for the technology to catch up, so a wide enough audience will keep up with the change to make it commercially viable.

In the meantime, we can explore the world of augmented reality business together as this new realm enters the public consciousness.



Augmented Reality

One of the coolest applications I found on my new Android relates to Augmented Reality. Augmented Reality is probably one of the coolest pieces of technology that I have seen in a long time. It transcends mobile, social media, search, review sites, QR codes, gaming, virtual reality, and a whole lot more.

I have been playing around with the applications of augmented reality for the past few days now, and will continue to test out this technology in order to stay ahead of the curve when it becomes mainstream and useful for most businesses.

In the meantime, I want to start talking on this blog about this new technology’s usefulness. Probably will be building up on this, because there is a lot of info here.

This is a program where if you do not get into it all right now, at least learn the basics and set up a secure foundation, so you understand how it works. That way when Augmented Reality goes live you will be able to benefit from this amazing technology.

Augmented Reality: Layar Overview (Must Watch)

Augmented Reality Summary

Think of Augmented Reality this way. You are walking in Albany Park in Chicago where I live. As you are walking around Lawrence and Kedzie you decide to check different Albany Park restaurants using your new Layar app (see video above so this makes sense).

You can then put out your new layar app and the real world of Albany Park restaurants goes virtual before your eyes. You can check Groupon for deals on the spot or go to Yelp and see reviews of different restaurants. You see SemiRami’s a quarter mile ahead and check out the reviews as you look at them virtually in the street.

In anotherĀ  example, you are driving down the Kennedy during the infamous slow to a crawl Chicago rush hour. You pull out your layar app and let an augmented reality of your world show you where the traffic is and is not, so you can get home 5-10 minutes faster.

Now, on a lighter note. You are annoyed with a colleague at work. Instead of going postal on them you pull out your android and then start to zap them with your phone as sparks going flying in their direction. No one get’s hurt, but you feel a lot better. There are actual games here that interact with the real world as well.

Augmented Reality is just really, really cool! It will change how offline-online interact. The ability to pull up mobile devices to see the world around you go virtual is just simply amazing. Just wanted to share a little about how I think augmented reality has the power in the next few years to revamp the entire technology set again.