My first augmented reality book: The Search for Wondla (video)

search for wondlaOne of the authors of The Spiderwick Chronicles, Tony Diterlizzi, has just released his latest book, The Search for WondLa. He's done something rather interesting with the paper edition of this book. If you have the book and a computer with a webcam, you can use the book to access a map of the world that the book is set in. While the demo video looks cool, I want to see how well this works with a smartphone. Watch the video, and you'll see it doesn't work quite so well with a webcam. A smartphone would put the camera and screen in between the user and book, and I think that would work better.

The Search for Wondla via Password Incorrect

About Nate Hoffelder (11471 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

3 Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. If Digital Pop-Up Books Are the Future Then I’m Going Back to Clay Tablets - The Digital Reader
  2. Augmented Reality Ebooks Are Fraught with Technical Problems - The Digital Reader
  3. New KickStarter Campaign Shows Just How Far Augmented Reality Books Have Come in Four Years ⋆ Ink, Bits, & Pixels

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.