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Augmented reality will make mobile marketing history with L’Oreal and CrowdOptic

The companies are using the technology to demonstrate how it can generate a shared experience.

Before the end of June, the seventh annual Luminato Festival will begin in Toronto, at which time tens of thousands of people will be filling the Canadian city’s streets for music, art, sights, and now augmented reality.

The AR exhibition is going to be a first of its kind in the world and will be making mobile marketing history.

The exhibition is being held among the thrills of this world class city’s sights and is targeted toward smartphone carrying attendees who can download a free app so that they can aim their device at different locations around David Pecaut Square so that they will be able to view a “virtual gallery” around the location that cannot be seen without the device.

The augmented reality allows the gallery to be digitally displayed over the real background of the square.

Augmented Reality - L'OréalThis augmented reality exhibition will display layers of computer generated imagery overtop of the actual physical world view through the use of the app and the device camera. When attendees aim their smartphones at various parts of the square, they will be able to view various works of art that they can share, with which they can interact, and that they will be able to discuss with other people.

As more people begin to explore the various virtual pieces of art, a heat-map will be generated and identify where people are and what they are viewing the most. Once the event has come to a close and when the app is no longer being used, a new form of digital art will be left behind. This will be a new crowdsourced version of the well recognized Lancôme rose, which will span the entire size of the square. It will be a form of tremendous digital mural to which each participant will have contributed, simply by having used the augmented reality app during the exhibition.

This will mean that the augmented reality mural will become the first ever human heat-map logo in the world and could lead to new trends in artistic and interactive mobile marketing.

Augmented reality initiative to be launched by CrowdOptic

Augmented RealityCrowdOptic gears up for new augmented reality initiative

CrowdOptic, a developer of crowd-powered mobile applications that are often used at live events, has announced its partnership with the Location Based Marketing Association (LBMA). Through this partnership, the two parties will work to develop and deploy new services designed to be used at live events. These services will take advantage of “focus-aware” mobile technology, which is to say that the mobile applications being developed by these two parties will make use of augmented reality.

Marketers becoming more interested in interactive technologies

The LBMA has long existed to foster the research of engaging and interactive technologies and how these technologies can be used in terms of marketing. As the organization’s name suggests, location-based technologies often receive significant attention, but augmented reality has been growing more popular recently. The LBMA boasts of a large network of marketing affiliates, all of which are eager to engage consumers in a new and more dynamic way. As such, these affiliates are becoming more interested in the capabilities of augmented reality, largely because the technology presents a new approach to the matter of engagement.

CrowdOptic seeks to introduce focus awareness to mobile space

CrowdOptic has plans to launch its latest initiative in a series of phases, which will take place at several major entertainment events that will be held throughout the summer. The initiative is meant to draw focus to focus awareness, a concept developed by CrowdOptic that refers to the usage of location-based technology and augmented reality. The company suggests that focus awareness opens the doors for a new generation of mobile applications that can allow users to access dynamic digital content while also connecting with other people at the events they attend.

Mobile marketing may thrive through augmented reality

In mobile marketing, augmented reality is quickly generating a great deal of hype. The technology has garnered acclaim for its ability to present digital content in a way that consumers have never seen before. Consumers can also interact with this digital content, making marketing campaigns more dynamic and enjoyable for the consumer.