Google is preparing to launch their new Augmented Reality Glasses, (a.k.a. Project Glass) and it’s our opinion that this will begin to bridge the divide between functionality and the consumer’s love affair with the futuristic promise of a world where physical and virtual co-exist functionally.
The growth of Augmented Reality apps is an indication that this is the next big trend that will potentially change marketing in significant ways. Augmented Reality (“AR“) is predominantly a mobile application currently, with more and more people using apps like LAYAR to check out the AR listings, data, product detail, and businesses virtually – both on the horizon, on a nearby street, and within a store.
We think Google’s Augmented Reality glasses will be a game changer, and increase the popularity and even necessity of businesses utilizing Augmented Reality technology in their businesses today.
Mobile Commerce Daily has some great insight here:
While consumers love augmented reality because of its futuristic promise to break down barriers between the physical and digital world, the technology has seen only limited use. Google can change all of that with its plans to …
This article provides some great insight into both Google’s project AND some of the ways AR is being utilized by businesses for virtual business listings, virtual product details helping consumers better understand how products can be used outside the store, and even in the publishing industry…
Marvel Releases First Augmented Reality Comic. … Avengers Vs. X-Men Infinite #1 is a print comic that comes to life with an augmented reality component. Using the Marvel app, readers can scan the print cover to see it pop …
We provide more detail on the AR application for businesses on a more local level here in our article “Augmented Reality Services For Businesses“.
It’s our opinion that AR will not replace Mobile Websites, Mobile Web Apps, or SMS Text Marketing within mobile marketing, but rather be a tool that can enhance your businesses visibility as Google prepares to launch their AR glasses.
Do you see the advantage to having your business SEEN virtually as these glasses launch and people begin checking out the options and businesses available to them as a result of this new technology?
We’re providing AR services and “listings” for clients that believe this will set them apart from their competitors.
You can check out our Augmented Reality Video right here ==> Augmented Reality Video
Join in this conversation. Share your thoughts on AR and its impact on businesses today and in the future below.
SMS Text Appointment Reminders are growing in popularity with businesses everywhere – and with your customers.
Missed appointments impact everyone. Your business looses revenue and efficiency, the client experiences a delay due to a reschedule and sometimes missed appointment fees, and in the end no one is happy.
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