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Mobilizy Press Release 28 August 2009

Mobilizy Press Release 28 August 2009

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Mobilizy GmbH reveals a preview of it's augmented reality navigation system, the first fully functional mobile AR navigation system available for the Android platform. Wikitude Drive was developed by the Mobilizy Research & Development group in Salzburg, Austria, to satisfy the curiosity of the developers to see if it was feasible to combine real-time navigation with mobile augmented reality. The result of this quest is Wikitude Drive, a fully-functional, light weight navigational system which overlays point-to-point directions on a camera-view, without the need for maps.

VIDEO: http://tinyurl.com/wikitude-drive
Mobilizy GmbH reveals a preview of it's augmented reality navigation system, the first fully functional mobile AR navigation system available for the Android platform. Wikitude Drive was developed by the Mobilizy Research & Development group in Salzburg, Austria, to satisfy the curiosity of the developers to see if it was feasible to combine real-time navigation with mobile augmented reality. The result of this quest is Wikitude Drive, a fully-functional, light weight navigational system which overlays point-to-point directions on a camera-view, without the need for maps.

VIDEO: http://tinyurl.com/wikitude-drive

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SALZ8UFC, AustrIa: AUCUST 28TH 2009. |obIlIzy CmbH reveals a prevIew of It's
augmented realIty navIgatIon system, the fIrst fully functIonal mobIle AF navIgatIon
system avaIlable for the AndroId platform. WIkItude 0rIve was developed by the
|obIlIzy Fesearch E 0evelopment group In Salzburg, AustrIa, to satIsfy the curIosIty of
the developers to see If It was feasIble to combIne real·tIme navIgatIon wIth mobIle
augmented realIty. The result of thIs quest Is WIkItude 0rIve, a fully·functIonal, lIght
weIght navIgatIonal system whIch overlays poInt·to·poInt dIrectIons on a camera·vIew,
wIthout the need for maps.
|obIlIzy Is a mobIle software development company whIch focuses on augmented
realIty and locatIon based servIces solutIons. Dur prImary product Is the WIkItude
World 8rowser, but we are enterIng the fIeld of navIgatIon because |obIlIzy belIeves
that navIgatIon Is part of a natural evolutIonary process wIthIn the fIeld of mobIle AF
to help people get around In the world.
WIkItude 0rIve boasts the followIng features:
- |obIle AF navIgatIon, sImIlar to a heads up dIsplay (HU0);
- Fully functIonal, map·less navIgatIon;
- PDÌ 2 PDÌ navIgatIon;
- Ìntegrated voIce commands (addItIonal text·to·speech engIne requIred);
- World wIde navIgatIonal data whIch Is accessed In real·tIme from the
Internet;
(a mobIle Internet connectIon Is necessary to access data whIle In
motIon)
- Peer·to·peer navIgatIonal functIons
SocIal navIgatIonal features wIll be Implemented In future releases
- Ìnterfaces wIth exIstIng navIgatIonal APÌs (for example: NavTeq, |ap24,
TeleAtlas)
AccordIng to PhIlIpp 8reuss·SchneeweIs, CED of |obIlIzy CmbH, ¨our navIgatIon system
has a huge potentIal for locatIon based advertIsement, but we belIeve that the number
one use case for WIkItude 0rIve Is sImply navIgatIon.¨ WIth the announcement of
WIkItude 0rIve, ¨|obIlIzy Is aImIng to gaIn a competItIve advantage through developIng
hIgh·qualIty, InnovatIve software solutIons,¨ says PhIlIpp 8reuss·SchneeweIs. He goes
on to also say that: ¨WIkItude 0rIve Is part of a natural evolutIon In mobIle augmented
realIty. Ì belIeve there Is much more to AF then sImply plantIng colored PDÌs on a
cam·vIew, people want to know how to get to these PDÌs and WIkItude 0rIve shows the
way.¨
|obIlIzy Is InvestIgatIng IntegratIon capabIlItIes wIth mobIle socIal·networks. We are
also seekIng partnershIps wIth InnovatIve companIes In the navIgatIon Industry to
Implement further develop our AF navIgatIon system. For more InformatIon about
WIkItude 0rIve, and our unIque mobIle AF solutIons please contact Andreas Hauser at:
drIve@mobIlIzy.com
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|obIlIzy CmbH engages In the research and In·house development of locatIon·based
servIces and augmented (mIxed) realIty experIences for smart·phones. |obIlIzy Is
one of the leadIng Innovators In developIng new methods and applIcatIons for data
acquIsItIon and exchange In the emergIng market of augmented realIty. |obIlIzy Is also
an early pIoneer In mobIle augmented realIty wIth It's flagshIp product the WIkItude
World 8rowser, whIch Is the fIrst practIcal mobIle augmented realIty applIcatIon
developed for the AndroId platform.
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CDNTACT:
|obIlIzy CmbH
Jakob·HarInger Str 5/Ì7
5020 Salzburg
AustrIa
Phone: +4J 662 45 45 55 - 425
Fax: +4J 662 45 45 55 · 410
Web: www.mobIlIzy.com
medIa@mobIlIzy.com
www.twItter.com/wIkItude
http://facebook.com/wIkItude

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