One of my buddies, Mark, heading on over to BlackBerry Live was just saying on Twitter how great it would be to have Wikitude available at an event like this. Low and behold, Wikitude has just announced a beta for their BlackBerry 10 app, Wikitude Places.
Wikitude's app does not yet appear in BlackBerry World, but we expect that to change over the next couple of days as BlackBerry Live goes into full gear. Check out the full press release below!
Wikitude Places beta for BB10 launched at BlackBerry Live in Orlando
ORLANDO 13 May 2013 – As BlackBerry goes “live” with its biggest annual event in Florida tomorrow, so does “Wikitude Places beta” for BlackBerry 10. Wikitude Places beta is the first preliminary release of the next generation of Wikitude on BlackBerry’s new BB10 platform. For the very first time, this beta version shows Wikitude’s whole new UI concept and the focus on location based services such as sights, restaurants and hotels in your vicinity. Contrary to Wikitude on older platforms, this new beta release for BB10 does not yet include the full augmented reality content portfolio and the integration of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) functionalities.
“We have been working very hard to be able to launch this beta version for BlackBerry Live in Orlando and are happy to show our new UI concept on BB10 first. The Wikitude team is spinning the wheels to constantly add new features to satisfy our BlackBerry community’s expectations, especially the addition of the very popular BBM augmented reality service. So stay tuned, an app update is coming very soon”, says Martin Herdina, Wikitude’s CEO.
A few months ago Wikitude already launched the Wikitude SDK for BlackBerry 10, serving the BlackBerry developer community wishing to build their own augmented reality apps for the new BlackBerry 10 platform. The launch of Wikitude Places beta in BlackBerry World serves as yet another milestone to the commitment of supporting BlackBerry’s next generation operating system.
Wikitude GmbH is the creator of the world’s first mobile augmented reality (AR) platform available for smartphones, tablets and mobile eyewear devices. Wikitude has been voted “Best Augmented Reality Browser” for the past four years and “Best AR Developer Platform or Tool” in both 2011 and 2012. Its proprietary AR technology is available as an SDK for third party app development. The company is leading the international AR technology standardization by chairing the ARML 2.0 working group in the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). Wikitude® is a registered trademark of Wikitude GmbH, more information here: www.wikitude.com
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