AR for Poets Workshop Materials
Materials I’m using for teaching basic AR creation with Layar, at my “AR for Poets” workshops.
You’ll want to set up three developer accounts. For best results, use the same email address as your username for all three.
Layar developer account: http://layar.com/publishing
Hoppala Augmentation free CMS: http://augmentation.hoppala.eu
BuildAR professional CMS: http://buildAR.com
Get the Layar Reality Browser app for iOS or Android. You’ll want to use a more recent smartphone: iPhone 3Gs or later, or an Android phone running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or later. The iPad2 also works, but most Android tablets are not yet supported (as of October 2011).
I wrote a short tutorial on using Hoppala: HELLO WORLD: MOBILE AR WITH LAYAR & HOPPALA
The BuildAR team has a simple tutorial video: Getting Started on BuildAR
For the more technically inclined, the full Layar API documentation is at layar.pbworks.com.
If you are interested in building your own Layar web service, a very useful starting point is PorPOIse, an open source PHP Layar server.
128px icons (sorry Cal friends ;-)
2D image object (226x350px jpg):