As the global leader in Augmented Reality technology, metaio develops software products and technology solutions for interaction between the real and the digital world. Based on the metaio SDK, 3D animations and digital content can be integrated seamlessly into the live-camera views of home computers and mobile devices and deployed to multiple platforms.
Founded in February 2003, metaio currently employs over 100 team members at two different locations. The company is headquartered in Munich with an American branch office, metaio Inc., located in San Francisco, USA. metaio has accumulated over 500 projects, working with over 500 renowned customers from different industries such as: Macy’s, Toyota, Universal Pictures, Volkswagen, Adidas, BMW, Audi, Bauer Media, USA Today, Bosch, Mitsubishi Electric, and LEGO. metaio is also the producer of the world’s most advanced mobile Augmented Reality browser, junaio, available as a free download on Android and iOS devices. For more information, please visit www.metaio.com and www.junaio.com
metaio, pioneer and technology leader in the field of Augmented Reality, has the most diversified product portfolio, ranging from hardware and software optimizations , through to end-user implementations. As demonstrated by the following figure:
Working closely with the who’s who of the semiconductors industry, for example ARM (especially on Mali platforms), ST-Ericsson, Texas Instruments, and more, metaio is optimizing the entire Augmented Reality experience, at both hardware and software levels. metaio SDK (Software Development Kit), allows developers across the globe to utilize state-of-the-art computer vision technologies, including a very robust 2D image tracking and award-winning 3D tracking capabilities. metaio’s Augmented Reality Browser, junaio (available for Android and iOS platforms and devices), allows immediate access to these technologies, including content and channels created through metaio’s Partner and Developer network.
ARM and metaio together building a robust AR ecosystem
metaio has developed a strong partner relationship with ARM and metaio SDK has been yielding great performance results on Mali GPU devices. ARM and metaio are also putting a lot of co-marketing efforts together to develop a strong AR ecosystem, for example, at large scale mobile trade shows (MWC, GDC etc), and participating at ARM technology partner conferences. ARM has been also the prestigious sponsor of insideAR (a metaio initiative to organize one of the biggest AR conferences worldwide) for the last two years and now both companies are working together more closely to strengthen the AR ecosystem by optimizing the computational capabilities of ARM based devices for metaio´s SDK.
A brief introduction of metaio products:
Thousands of developers and agencies around the world trust the Augmented Reality technology from metaio. With over 10 years of experience working on exciting Augmented Reality projects with our clients has built what is today the ultimate solution for Augmented Reality developers. The leading Augmented Reality software development kit (SDK) for iOS and Android devices, as well as the PC, delivers the most advanced Augmented Reality features and technology: now available for free worldwide! To learn more about the current Augmented Reality applications powered by the metaio SDK, visit the metaio SDK webpage at: www.metaio.com/products/SDK.
The metaio SDK features:
- The leading Augmented Reality SDK on the market
- Native app development for iOS, Android and Windows (PC)
- Robust 3D tracking for mobile devices with built-in 3D renderer
- Plugin for Unity development (iOS & Android only)
- SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) equipped – to create on-the-fly AR content on a real-world scenario
- Advanced Augmented Reality technologies, such as Gravity Aware Feature Descriptors, Cloud based deployment, Continuous Visual Search, etc.
- Free for commercial use and application deployment (with watermark)
The metaio Creator is a simple and easy to use tool for bringing Augmented Reality to any print or image and is perfect for publishers, creative agencies and AR fans. The user-friendly interface requires no development skills. Users can choose an image to scan, drag-and-drop AR content onto it and deploy their AR Project or app. Once the channel is submitted, users can open the junaio Augmented Reality Browser and immediately experience the AR scenario. To learn more about the metaio Creator visit metaio.com/product/creator.
junaio, with over 3 million downloads, is the most advanced AR browser available in the industry and is a cloud based Augmented Reality solution from metaio. It is a free iOS and Android Augmented Reality browser allowing users to access AR content… from location-based services to discovering the real-time conversion rate of a Dollar, Euro or Yen in various currencies. Users can flip through channels like entertainment, nightlife, travel and many others and see information digitally displayed around by simply pointing their phone. With junaio’s open API, developers can create state of the art Augmented Reality applications. junaio is available as a version for the iPhone and for Android. For more information, please visit: http://www.junaio.com.
- The Free Mobile SDK from metaio
- Built-in 3D Renderer
- No Content Encryption Required
- Gravity-aware Augmentations
- Includes Unity3D Plug-in
Available for download now, the metaio Mobile SDK assembles the technologies necessary to create interactive and immersive AR experiences, such as the Augmented City.
Visit the Metaio website for more information