"If I had a share of AOL for every time someone said the same thing about how no one would use the Web because it was too nerdy and AOL was so cool and easy, I'd have millions of shares, and they'd be worth basically nothing." Cory Doctorow in BoingBoing comments
It's like 2005 again. Cory Doctorow gave an interview in Second Life today. It was nice visiting the Metaverse again. But Second Life is still the same.
While TwittARound is still in Apple's review process the media coverage had been fantastic. Print magazines: Wired Italy (including iTACITUS by Bruce Sterling!) Fast Company c't Online: Los Angeles Times: Augmented reality iPhone apps for finding subways and Twitter neighbors Wired Gadget Lab: Twitters Enters Meatspace: The End is Nigh Wired Gadget Lab: If You’re Not Seeing Data, You’re Not Seeing Techcrunch: Augmented Reality Twitter App Looks Awesome. Hope Apple Thinks So Too. The Boston Globe: iPhone app adds tweets, audio to camera view Ajaxian: Augmented Reality is just hot, and the Web can do it ReadWriteWeb: Hot, Hot, Hot! A Twitter Augmented Reality App for iPhone Trendpiraten Blog: Guck mal, wer da twittert Gizmodo: TwittaRound Twitter Reality Augmentation Looks Amazing, Even If It Is a Horrible Idea Handelsblatt: Apple erweitert die Realität auf dem iPhone Mashable: Augmented Reality Twitter is the Coolest Thing Ever Fast Company: Augmented Reality Is Both a Fad and the Future – Here's Why The Next Web: TwittaRound: An Augmented Reality Twitter App The Collective Well:Top 10 Innovations at TEDMED
we are about to release our x3d player for the iPhone! patrick just finished the OpenGL ES based application today. it is build with the official iPhone SDK and will be available in the AppStore soon. beta5 of instantplayer will be released today, too. the experimental BrowserTexture is one of my favorite features. XMLHttpRequest was postponed to beta6. meanwhile i found a solution via TCPClient backend for loading and parsing XML. all news and interesting demos will be presented at WEB3D and SIGGRAPH next week. see you there..
while working with nasa world wind java i was researching the structure of the satellite data behind it. here are the results.. mapserver urls: satellite data (dds): http://worldwind25.arc.nasa.gov/tile/tile.aspx?T=bmng.topo.bathy.200405dds&L=3&X=49&Y=25 topo / elevation data (bil, zip): http://worldwind25.arc.nasa.gov/wwelevation/wwelevation.aspx?T=srtm30pluszip&L=2&X=35&Y=18 configuration file that describes the layers in layer manager (earth): http://worldwind25.arc.nasa.gov/layerConfig/earthimages.xml mars: http://worldwind25.arc.nasa.gov/layerConfig/marsimages.xml mapserver information: nasa world wind map tile structure: download chat protocol with useful information: http://www.worldwindcentral.com/chat/irclog/worldwind/2007-02-05.log nasa world wind tile structure description: http://www.ceteranet.com/nww-tile-struct.pdf how a mapserver works: http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/docs/howto/wms_server/#how-does-a-wms-work image conversion: convert bil topodata in java to tif: http://www.lac.inpe.br/~rafael.santos/Java/JAI/code/data.ImportBIL.java