Link your Joomla to AR browsers dynamically

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FastAR promises to upgrade your CMS to an AR-Server that it is connected with the major AR browsers.
  • An AR system of your own
  • A native app for your site
All tools are FREE and no programming is involved

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  • Install to
    Joomla with Sobipro
    or Joomla with K2

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  • Register endpoint:

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FastAR: How to put the dinosaur inside my mobile

promoFastARUsually when somebody wants to upload content in Augmented Reality (AR) browsers he/she might think that has to learn a new software, new concepts, and a new way of thinking in general (perhaps in the back of his/he mind may think that a painful task like programming is involved and the terror begins). Well, why not inversing the whole process and fit the process of publishing content to what the user already knows, like a Content Management System (CMS) let ‘s say. Even people that are not familiarized with programming like bankers or military personnel know how to put content in a site through the CMS either from the front-end (web-site) or from the back-end (administrator portal). 

FastAR promises to upgrade your CMS to an AR-Server that it is connected with the major AR browsers. So, whatever you have in your CMS, it is also in the AR browser too. Someone will say “-Ok, but how FastAR knows what to publish from my article in the CMS to the AR browser?, I have several images and I want to select the one that it is going to be AR browser.”- You are right, FastAR doesn’t know the title, the icon, the description, and the weblink that should be published in AR among the vast amount of data in your article. Here is where other components fit to provide a structured storing of similar objects. Some of you might have heard Sobipro, K2, VirtueMart, Woocommerce and others. They give structure for your data, e.g. if you want to write an article for a store, you should have to provide data in a form with certain fields, e.g. name, web-site, telephone, short-description, opening hours, image 1, image 2, etc. So instead of an unstructured article you have a structured object with certain fields. Another curious person might ask “How to publish my collection of insects into AR? Do the aforementioned components have fields for insects’ wingspan and mating seasons?” –Well, no, but they offer you the option to make a new section with a name let’s say “My insects inventory” and create the fields that you mention. When you finish, FastAR automatically inserts your section in a list of content sources for AR exporting (AR Exporters), but it does not know if you wish to export in AR the wingspan or the mating-season of your insects. You should provide them by editing your AR Exporter. 

Someone will say, “Is that all?” –No, there is one step more, but do not afraid it is not programming involved. You should register to the AR Vendor where the pipeline of your CMS should be connected to the pipeline of the AR browser. FastAR automatically provides you the url link to copy-paste it to the AR Vendors site, so as to close the pipeline. So that’s the whole idea.

We need your support! Try our component, and fill the questionnaire in http://arexporter.mklab.iti.gr/index.php/survey

Features supported (NEW)


FeaturePremiumBasic
Source of data
Sobipro yes yes
K2 yes yes
AR Browsers supported for POIs
Junaio yes yes(Sobipro)
Layar yes yes(Sobipro)
Wikitude yes yes(Sobipro)
Image recognition and 3D view
Junaio yes yes(Sobipro)

Quick Demo

  • Go to "Geo layers", press "Search layers" and type "FastAR j25 Sobipro LBS"
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  • Type in the search bar "FastAR j25 Sobipro LBS"
    FastAR Demo Wikitude
  • Press "Scan" to scan the following QR code junaioQRLogo 284063
    Screenshot 2014-07-01-10-29-35
  • Image based AR (IBS). Press "Scan" to scan the following QR code. Then go to menu "Sobipro instance", "Google entry", and scan the android icon.
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    Screenshot 2014-12-03-10-19-32

Troubleshooting

All components are free to download. However, if you find difficulties we can do the job for you

Scenario 1: Amateur programmer

I am totally irrelevant with servers and programming. I have some dymanically changing AR content that I want to publish. What should I do?

- Answer: We can set up a site for you and host it in our servers. Prices: 1000€* to set it up, and 100€* per year for site hosting. You will be able to upload any changes to your content or add new content. Changes will be immediadly affect Junaio, Layar and Wikitude channels (for the features that are currently supported).

Price: 1000€ start and 100€/year

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Scenario 2: Experienced programmer

I have a server and a site in Joomla, what's next to make my AR channels?

- Answer: You have to install Sobipro component for Joomla and set up some fields for your entries. This imposes a structure that makes the exporting of data feasible. Next you have to install and configure FastAR to be connected with Sobipro and the AR browsers. All these components are provided for free. If you can not do it yourself, we can do it for you with a price of 500€* without any additional costs per year.

Price: 500€

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Scenario 3: Veteran programmer

I have a server, a site in Joomla and I am familirized with Sobipro, however I am not familiarized with FastAR and AR browsers. What should I do?

- Answer: You should follow the instructions. If you can not achieve it we can do it for you with 100€*, or we can do it for free if you fill in our questionnaire and write in the comments your e-mail to contact you.

Price: 100€ or fill in the questionnaire to contact and help you for free.

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*All prices do not include VAT. VAT is added only for the countries inside European Union.

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