bixar is a mobile augmented reality (3d) layer helping people finding
- bike stations with free docks (can you park?)
- available bikes in each station (can you get a bike?)
for Montréal, Canada.
We like to experiment stuff and play with tools available around us. Most of the time, someone (a developer, someone in bizdev, etc) will get an idea or have a need, and ask Could we do that? Many of us at Pheromone are users of Bixi, the Montreal shared bike system. Sometimes, it is frustrating to reach a station to find out that everything is taken. Where are the closest stations around and in which directions. Bixar does just that. It creates a 3D overview of the position of bike stations and gives information about their vacancy status.
Jon Masse has developed the application using Layar and finally has ported his work on wikitude in 2 hours. Florin Gabor has created the logo, without forgetting the feedback and help of Olivier Théreaux, Sophie Leroy et Philippe Le Roux.
How to use layar on your phone?
For using layar on your phone you need to download the layar application, then you will be able to access a list of augmented reality layers.
How to use Wikitude on your phone?
For using wikitude on your phone you need to download the wikitude application, then you will be able to access a list of augmented reality layers.
There are benefits to develop for open technologies and not be tied to proprietary technologies. The same way, we love opensource tools and open web standards, we are really looking forward to have an augmented reality format and apps that we could develop once and deploy everywhere.