Augmented Reality on Android

Tuesday 26 July 2016

6.00pm for 6.30pm start

Room RM 326, Reginald Mitchell Building, 3rd Floor, Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0RD | Directions | Campus map

This free event is open to both BCS and Non-BCS attendees

This will be jointly with the BCS Hampshire Branch, BCS Animation and Games Development SG, SIGN  and Southampton Solent University.

Speaker: Nick Whitelegg, Southampton Solent


Augmented reality - the concept of overlaying the real world with digital data - is becoming increasingly popular in the smartphone app world.

This talk will discuss how augmented reality apps can be developed using the Android SDK including use of the sensor and OpenGL APIs. The concept will be illustrated via development of an example app for walkers and will discuss how AR could be used in games, as is being done in Pokemon Go.

Nick Whitelegg is a senior lecturer in Computing (Web Development) at Southampton Solent University and teaches on a range of undergraduate software development courses including Java and web development. He has contributed software and data to the OpenStreetMap mapping project and has developed an open source mapping site and associated tools for walkers.

Organised jointly with SIGN (Southern Independent Games Network) is a not-for-profit network, established to represent and support independent video games developers and facilitate the growth of the independent video games development sector in the Southern region of the UK (The Southern region is defined as extending from Bognor Regis in the East to Bournemouth in the West, and as far North as Basingstoke).

The network is focused primarily on providing support in areas associated with business aspects of the video games industry, for example, in areas such as funding, tax, marketing and law. The support will be provided through a series of events, web-based resources and through facilitating connections between members of the network and professionals within, and complementary to, the video games industry. The members include independent games developers, university academics, researchers, students and technology businesses.


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