Time out New York kids' august cover comes alive with augmented reality
Time Out New York Kids and junaio® Premiers World's First Mobile AR Magazine Cover Featuring Singing Sensation P.S. 22 Chorus
Gracing the magazine cover is the popular, Webby Awardwinning P.S. 22 Chorus, which has found national fame via YouTube and garnered more than 19 million views. The fifthgrade chorus from Staten Island has enjoyed extensive media attention since clips of its performances went viralvideos of the elementary school chorus rocking out to contemporary hits by Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys and Rihanna.
Readers can download the free junaio app onto their smart phones from the App Store or Android Marketplace. Once the app is downloaded, users simply hold their smartphones up to TONY Kids' special cover and a video of the chorus performing "One Day" by Matisyahu will play, introducing readers to the chorus before they even open the issue.
"Augmented reality, in its simplest form, allows consumers to use their mobile devices to experience print products in a new and exciting way," says Marci Weisler, digital business director of Time Out North America. "An image that was once static on a page now comes to life - one that allows readers to see and hear the content for themselves."
Elizabeth Barr, editorial director of Time Out North America, has this to say: "Time Out is always looking for ways in which our readers can engage creatively with our product, so creating a cover that plays with augmented reality was a nobrainer. It reflects the spirit of fun that TONY Kids seeks to create on a monthly basis. The cover literally sings to our readers, allowing them to experience firsthand why our editorial team chose to feature the talented students of the P.S. 22 Chorus in the first place."
For a video of the experience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN0d1SSHaOc
About Time Out New York Kids
Time Out New York Kids is known by discerning, active parents as the goto guide for where to go and what to do with their family in the city. In consistently providing New York parents and their children with essential information on where to go and what to do each month, we are regarded as a mustuse playbook for the plethora of family activities the city has to offer. For more information, please visit: timeoutkids.com.
junaio® is the next generation augmented reality browser for camera equipped smartphones or other mobile devices presenting users with interactive webbased information and experiences wherever they are. Point your camera, click and view - about points of interest around you, events, places, products, news items. junaio®'s new media capabilities combine text, image, sound, video, 3D moving objects and especially augmented reality overlays onto real objects. junaio® can navigate outside as well as indoors. Due to the limitations of GPS inside buildings, junaio® uses LLA Markers to allow AR overlays inside museums, exhibitions or shopping malls with absolute accuracy. With junaio®'s open API, developers can create state of the art augmented reality applications. junaio® is available as a version for the iPhone and for Android. It includes object tracking, which allows image and object recognition, leading to totally new fields of applications, especially in the consumer market.
About metaio GmbH
As the worldwide leader in Augmented Reality technology, metaio develops software products for visual interactive solutions between the real and the virtual world. Based on the software platform Unifeye, 3Danimations can be integrated seamlessly into livevideo streams respectively into pictures of the user's real environment. Founded in February 2003, metaio currently employs 60+ people at three different locations. The company is headquartered in Munich with the subsidiaries metaio Inc. located in San Francisco USA and metaio Asia in Seoul. metaio has been working with more than 340 renowned customers from different industries and geographical locations. Among them: BMW, Daimler, Siemens, Toyota, Peugeot, EADS, Bertelsmann, KUKA, LEGO, MINI, Popular Science, Focus Features and Volkswagen.
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