Augmented reality is a trendy topic these days, and as it turns out, the trend is making its way to Russia. AR Door is the first Russian company building augmented reality applications and building up the market as a whole. The company got its start in 2009 as a development partner for Total Immersion and Layar but lately have been working on their own projects.
Their latest product is a multifunctional augmented reality guide for Moscow’s eastern administrative district. The app uses a phone’s location to pull in surrounding POI’s, photos and a ton of other information. Then, of course, the data is overlayed on a map or a “real view”. Best of all, the app supports both English and Russian languages and is available for download on the App Store (Android version is coming soon, I hear).
Russia’s AR market is still in its early stage which is pretty much true globally. Although AR applications are very cool there hasn’t been mass adoption nor even interesting business models…yet. I’m curious to see whether this will change o