eyecandylab celebrates release of the augmen.tv // SDK at AWE USA 2019
Los Angeles / Santa Clara – The augmen.tv // Unity SDK is the first tool for content creators to create video-based AR experiences and allows them to utilize the TELEMARK technology in their own apps, starting with an SDK for Unity. It was released at this years’ AWE USA 2019, the world’s leading AR/VR trade show.
Augmented Reality enriching video content offers limitless options to create highly entertaining and sticky video experiences, be it in entertainment, sports or commerce. Pioneering customers like Nickelodeon use the augmen.tv // SDK to develop AR content around shows like Kids Choice Awards or Henry Danger. Fans can experience TV with eye-popping AR experiences playing in concert with linear programming through Nickelodeon’s Screens Up! app.
The augmen.tv // Unity SDK is an easy to use tool that seamlessly integrates into established workflows in the Unity ecosystem. It allows content creators to build AR applications based on video content by abstracting the identification technology behind an easy-to-use Unity editor workflow. The SDK allows to set unlimited trigger points for synced video content and the whole experience can be previewed inside the Unity Preview Editor without even building an application, letting anyone quickly iterate content creation. The underlying, patent-pending TELEMARK technology is a fully software-based solution which utilizes the regular smartphone camera to identify and track screens like TVs, to identify the content and perform a precise, frame-exact timecode match. Each frame can serve as a trigger for corresponding Augmented Reality content to drive viewer engagement and enhance a broadcast with an interactive layer. Customers who have used the augmen.tv platform saw an increase in viewer retention and sponsorship opportunities.
Important features in the SDK include: · Unity timeline support · ARKit and ARCore support for a stable AR experience · Demo content package explore the workflow and create a fast build · Functionality with pre-recorded videos and live-stream broadcasts · iOS and Android native SDKs available soon
The augmen.tv // SDK is available as a free version, an extended demo version for AR experiences up to 15 minutes length and an enterprise version with the full availability of all features, including custom development support and unlimited licensing.