Realities360 Augmented Reality App Now Available

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Innovating yet again!

Here at Float, we strive for innovation and aim to bring these innovative solutions to the marketplace. We do that so others may see the innovation, try it out, take it and use it in their own efforts. Today, we’re proud to say that we continue that path by celebrating the release of the Realities 360 conference app.

This app is the official app for use at the Realties360 conference, organized by the eLearning Guild, one of the most innovative and influential organizations in the learning industry. Float has a long relationship with the Guild, having sponsored or participated in mLearnCon (now FocusOn), DevLearn and Learning Solutions conferences for years now.

Some time ago, we approached the Guild about building an Augmented Reality app for the conference. They thought this was a great idea, too. We’re happy to announce that you can now download the app for iOS and download the app for Android, too.

This conference app features session data, speaker info, floor maps, sponsor info and more. Some other things of note: This app uses XAPI to record user activity, enabling social and informal learning activities at the conference to be tracked (an industry first). The app also utilizes Augmented Reality to enhance the sessions. Speakers and presentation content delivered in the app via markers and other AR triggers at the event venue (also an industry first). Explore! You might just find some interesting things at the show itself.

You can try it out today by downloading the app and pointing it at the brochure for the conference. Don’t have the brochure? Point the app at the image posted below. Cool stuff, right?

So, what’s the big deal?

The application is groundbreaking on it’s own. There has never been an AR app or event app that is publicly released in the App store that uses XAPI for usage and activity tracking. Float continues its tradition of innovation in this space. In 2012, Float was the first company to release an XAPI app in the store with Tappestry. Then, later that year, we delivered the XAPI statement viewer.

Since then, Float has created numerous XAPI apps for business and government and continues to outpace others in this space. Earlier in 2017, we unveiled our new platform for microlearning, SparkLearn (soon to be renamed, Igneo). Igneo is an XAPI compatible system focused on easy delivery of mobile content for your workforce.

We continue building on our innovative base of technology, and partnering with those in the space that do the same. We’re partnering here with the the great XAPI LRS provider, Yet Analytics. Yet does a great job of helping you visualize relationships between the data points you record. Thus, enabling you to gain insight from those data points. We’ll be sharing info on how you can access the data sets from the event soon enough. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, you should download the apps today and try them out. Float is heading to San Jose soon for the Realities360 conference. Will we see you there? If you are going to be there, let us know and we’ll meet up, talk AR and get geeky with XAPI.

 

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As managing director of Float, Chad Udell designs, develops and manages interactive Web and mobile projects. Chad has worked with industry-leading Fortune 500 companies and government agencies to concept, design and develop award-winning experiences. Chad is recognized as an expert in mobile design and development, and he speaks regularly at national and international events and conferences on related topics. In 2012, Chad released his first book, “Learning Everywhere: How Mobile Content Strategies Are Transforming Training.” In 2014, he co-edited the book, “Mastering Mobile Learning: Tips and Techniques for Success” with Dr. Gary Woodill, Ed.D.

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