Developers of augmented reality content often position technology as a new storytelling medium. And who loves stories more than children?
Wonderscope is now available on the App Store as a free download with in-app purchases for additional content. With ARKit, you can place content that users can interact with in the app's camera view. 19659003] Wonderscope iPhone App Transforms Bedrooms into Children's Stories Scenes in Augmented Reality ” width=”480″ height=”480″ style=”max-width:532px;height:auto;”/>
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"Millions of children use screens as often or more as adults, and they often do it alone," said Chris Milk, CEO of app developer Within, in a statement. "With AR, we see a chance to change that momentum, and instead of disappearing into our devices and locking the world, Wonderscope is promoting a new kind of screen-positive experience that will open you to everything and everyone around you." 1
9659002] The experience available at launch includes "A Brief History of Amazing Stunts by Astounding People," which brings to life three historical adventurers and their talents.
Users can see Betty Bromage, an 88-year-old grandmother who was standing on the wings of an airplane during the flight , Helen Gibson, the first stunt woman in Hollywood, and Charles Blondin, the first tightrope walker, cross the Niagara Falls and restore their death-defying stunts.
Another experience tells the story of Little Red Riding Hood for modern times. Here, Red is an inventor, and children can help her build equipment to thwart the big bad wolf. Children will also be able to support red with their own voice.
While the former is available for free This story costs $ 4.99, with more content available for purchase in December to disposal.
"As a mom, I'm looking forward to releasing an app that builds self-confidence through reading," said Samantha Storr, executive producer of original content at Within. "We use augmented reality to make children interact with emerging characters as they play and talk actively, and our stories build on children's natural inclination to learn through learning, and they get the added joy of being characters on unique journeys to help."
In addition to ARKit, Within has implemented its own speech recognition technology with the app. When children read passages, the speech recognition system uses locally stored machine learning models to trigger content actions.
"It's critical that we do not wait for cloud-based speech recognition, so users get that Feel like talking to a robot, "said Aaron Koblin, CTO. "Our low latency system enhances the unconscious magic and suppleness of the experience."
The app can also respond to movements of children. The Reputation feature simulates eye contact between readers and virtual characters, encouraging the reader's involvement in the story.
These types of apps are beginning to demonstrate the potential for the children's segment of the AR market where mobile apps are located Replacing soft physical toys for children's hands-on entertainment. While children's book sales are still robust, AR offers new ways to tell children stories.