Welcome

A community for the advancement of open and interoperable AR is working together actively.   

As it is a grassroots initiative, there is no formal administrative structure for this community. These pages serve as a digital repository of information that the community gathers/contributes.

All those who are currently working towards open Augmented Reality content and experiences are invited to present the status of their activities and participate in this active global community. Additionally, companies and individuals who are interested or wish to contribute their projects to the advancement of interoperable AR are welcome.

Mission

The AR Community:

  • collects/monitors progress and activities across a wide variety of SDOs (and relevant industry groups which provide open interfaces for AR experiences) in a consistent fashion with a special emphasis on

    1. detecting complementary work/redundant or overlapping work, and then
    2. providing a neutral/grass roots driven environment (platform) in which leaders of initiatives can explore ways to coordinate activities and reconcile areas of overlap or conflicts
  • provides, where and when necessary, inputs to SDOs and communities interested in open and interoperable AR (some of these inputs are the community resources–see Resources tab of this portal)
  • detects the emergence of and provide a centralized place/forum for the expression of needs from the AR development community including obstacles to the growth of AR.

FAQ

Q: How does the AR Community meet its objectives?

  • we maintain this portal
  • we maintain and nurture six mailing lists for the community
  • we organize and conduct periodic virtual meetings
  • we organize and conduct periodic face-to-face meetings
  • we inform other communities of this work via presentations and papers.

Q: How does the visitor to the AR Community web site find concrete outputs of the community such as the resources and the documentation of community activity on mailing list and the meetings?

Visit the page about Open and Interoperable AR Workshop at AWE 2014 and learn the latest about our activities.

See the resources page: http://www.perey.com/ARStandards/resources  

Visit the page of emerging standards for open and interoperable AR that the AR Community tracks. 

See the archives of AR Community discussion mailing list: http://arstandards.org/pipermail/discussion/

The most recent face-to-face meeting of the community took place September 12-13, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The community and public are invited to visit the agenda page on which we have compiled all the presentations used during this meeting. 

Q: What is the current status?

Following our 11th AR Community meeting on September 12-13, 2014, community members continue to identify emerging areas where open source projects and standards can reduce obstacles to interoperability. Our AR browser interoperability task force began to explore its second phase.

For a short presentation providing the status of the community as of May 27, 2014, get it here. See the materials from our 11th meeting, if you want further details.

We are preparing a series of virtual meetings. The details are provided on dedicated meeting pages

Q: How can I get involved?

To learn of ongoing activities as well as to receive alerts about upcoming milestones and events, please check (or join) the public community announcements and discussion mailing lists.

Plan to attend the next AR Community meeting in person.