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How augmented reality jewellery can supercharge sales for brands

Augmented reality (AR), a technology based on enhancing the real-world environment with computer-generated elements, is quickly gaining traction across many industries, including retail. From makeup to furniture to eyeglasses, many brands are already empowering their customers with the ability to experience products through AR and 3D modelling before they make a purchase. The reason why...

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AR marketing: Meet the creator behind Doritos – Buffalo Bo

I recently sat down with Bram van de Ven, the founder of AR marketing agency arfected. He and his team develop AR filters and AR apps for social media and big-name international brands. This most recently led to being selected by Doritos to build the Buffalo Bo experience for Instagram. In today’s spotlight, hear Bram’s...

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Augmented reality restaurant experiences: 5 examples

In the UK and in many other countries, restaurants are beginning to reopen, but many still feel a little wary of dining indoors. It’s important, now more than ever, that food service businesses send the message that they are taking customer safety seriously. One way they can do this, while at the same time standing...

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Visual search ecommerce: how brands can stand out to customers shopping with their camera

Chances are, when you want to learn something, go somewhere, or buy something, you turn to Google. While Google does not reveal the exact search volume it sees every day, it’s estimated that the world’s most popular search engine processes about 63,000 search queries a second, which is around 5.6 billion searches a day.  However,...

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How augmented reality travel is changing the tourism industry

With its ability to enhance the real world with overlaid digital components, augmented reality (AR) is fast becoming the tourism industry’s favourite tool. While AR was invaluable in helping companies that rely on tourism keep their customers engaged during worldwide lockdowns, the innovative technology was already gaining traction even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Augmented...

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AR smart glasses uses for enterprise: 5 examples

When Google Glass was announced in 2012, it created a stir in the realm of consumer electronics, with technology advocates imagining people donning smart glasses for everything from trips to the store to going to concerts. However, neither the technology nor the market was ready for augmented reality (AR) smart glasses at the time, and...