You’re Mission, Should You Decide To Accept It

I like this a lot. Every day people are called on to accomplish a specific mission via Twitter.

People submit themselves completing that mission and the results are shown for all to see on http://tweaktoday.com/

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New missions are also submitted and voted on by the users.

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And there’s a diary of previous missions

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Here’s some examples:

Record video of your commute. Compress to 30 seconds.

http://tweaktoday.com/missions_accomplished/2009/4/15

Take a picture of the coolest building near your work.

http://tweaktoday.com/missions_accomplished/2009/6/29

Share a photo of the most embarrassing DVD you own.

http://tweaktoday.com/missions_accomplished/2009/3/4

Simple idea, really well executed.

http://tweaktoday.com/

Real World AR Tagging

This is new app from Metaio can overlay tweets, messages, web pages and models in a real space for others to see.

The demo is pretty basic but it’s an interesting development. Personal or private tagging.. shop, restaurants and services with virtual comments for people to view by pointing a mobile at the location.

YouTube link.

The app is currently under development for iPhone, Google Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 platforms.

via Digital Urban.

MoMA. Turning Social Media On It’s Head

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Great new design for the MoMA New York website.

To help visitors plan their visits, MoMA connects to your Facebook profile, scans it, analyses it and matches your preferences with the experiences currently offered at the museum.

You get back your personal recommendations that you can add to your profile and send to friends.

Turning pervious social media on its head: Dont create an app to go on Facebook, use Facebook to power and personalise your content.

I like it.

Take a look here.

Data Overlaid On The Real World

Ever wondered what the iPhone compass was for?

YouTube link.

Nearest Tube is one of the first augmented reality apps to go live in the iPhone AppStore. Only available to Apple iPhone 3GS users.

Here’s another great app Android app developed by IBM for the Wimbledon 2009 Championships.

YouTube link.

Catchily called the IBM Seer it gives directions and live coverage of everything that’s happening.

GPS and a compass opens up a whole world of new opportunities.

I’m hoping to see lots more of this kinda stuff soon.

Project Natal

This looks really interesting. Both PS3 and Xbox showed off prototype motion recognition at E3.

Sony has a motion control wand (with a strange bulb on the end) that interacts with the PS3 Eye Toy and is very similar to the Wii’s control, Microsoft has presented something completely different – Project Natal.

The cool thing about Project Natal is that there is no controller – you are the controller.

It has full body motion control by tracking 3D movement and it recognizes voices, immersing players into the game. What it promises is amazing.

On a side note, this half-decent launch demo for Natal is on the newly created XBoxE3 YouTube account. I couldn’t find a single official or decent video of the Wand Controller demo uploaded by Playstation. Come on guys.. get with the programme.

Here’s another demo from E3.

Peter Molyneaux gives us a look at Milo, which uses Project Natal for interaction with an on-screen character.

via The TrendWatch / Fresh Creation