browsAR: Display Your Facebook Profile, In Pure Augmented Reality [video]

Augmented reality leader Gravity Jack releases its free flagship mobile application, providing relevant new use of Augmented Reality (AR) through Facebook. While browsAR also serves as a noticeably fast, fully featured QR code reader, the app, more interestingly, makes use of Gravity Jack’s patented augmented markers, called Quick Augmented Reality, or QARs.

In its short history, augmented reality (commonly referred to as “AR”) has occasionally been accused of lacking practical applications. With browsAR, Gravity Jack has taken charge of the new technology and offered relevant innovation in AR – beginning with Facebook.

The square markers, appearing similar to QR codes, can be created and downloaded free of charge by anyone with a Facebook account from browsAR’s website. When viewed through browsAR, the code is replaced with a clean, simplified version of the user’s Facebook profile, floating where the code initially was. The displayed profile includes the option for adding the individual as a Facebook “friend.” Keeping Facebook’s strict privacy guidelines in mind, Gravity Jack gives users full control of the content shown on each of their QARs via the website allowing them to modify or remove info in real time.

Mitch Williams, Gravity Jack’s chief operating officer, explained: “With browsAR we aim at giving everyone an awesome easy to use tool that grants access to the amazing technology. Previously, augmented reality hasn’t been available to real people, doing real things, without a lot of headache.”

The company is allowing users to create and download their QARs free of charge for use anywhere, and offers the option to order a custom t-shirt featuring your personal Facebook QAR. Check them out here

browsAR is available as an universal app ( iPhone and iPad ) for free in the app store