BUNDLAR CTO Matt Wren Nominated for a Timmy Award!

Tech in Motion Selects BUNDLAR’s CTO Matt Wren as Best Tech Manager Finalist for 2019 Timmy Awards

Tech event series announces top local movers and shakers in tech management and opens public voting

CHICAGO, IL, September 17, 2019 – Tech in Motion has chosen Matt Wren of BUNDLAR as a finalist for the Best Tech Manager category in this year’s annual Timmy Awards, which recognizes the top workplaces for tech professionals. Winners will be announced at a live ceremony this October, with two awards per category. Vote for Wren here, through September 27th, while an expert panel of judges will determine the Judge’s Choice winner. 

“Having innovative finalists year-after-year speaks to the growth of the tech community here, and the event series has the honor of celebrating those leaders of change in each workplace,” says Mandy Walker, Director of Marketing at Motion Recruitment, creator of Tech in Motion.“Each finalist was chosen for exemplifying a ‘Best Tech Manager’ and we’re excited to see who takes home a Timmy.”

The selection criteria for the Best Tech Manager​ is based on the following:

  • Promotes career growth ​and inspires innovation ​
  • Goes above and beyond to ensure a great team culture​
  • Employs a clear and communicated vision to produce a great product ​

“It is truly an honor to be selected as a top ten finalist for Best Tech Manager in Chicago by Tech in Motion,” said Wren. “What we’re accomplishing at BUNDLAR by providing the marketplace with easy augmented reality (AR) solutions using our do-it-yourself CMS is going to change how organizations benefit from AR in the coming year.”

The BUNDLAR Platform makes it easy for businesses and institutions to integrate innovative augmented reality (AR) technology into their communications that benefits their customers, employees, and vendors. BUNDLAR delivers an easy to use AR Content Management System (CMS), proprietary application programming interface (API), data analytics reporting, and mobile App Platforms.

The complete list of 2019 Timmy Awards finalists can be found here. Aside from Best Tech Manager, the other award categories include: Startup, Workplace for Diversity and Work Culture. The Timmys ceremony in October will be free and open to the public, consisting of tech demos, entertainment and networking. If interested in learning more or attending, visit the Timmy Awardsor the Timmy Awards event page.

About Tech in Motion Events
Tech in Motion is an international events series that brings local tech community professionals together to connect, learn, and innovate. What started as a collaborative project in 2011 between IT recruiting firmsJobspring Partnersand Workbridge Associates, part of the Motion Recruitment network, grew into an organization of over 190,000 members across 12 chapters in North America including Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, LA, Orange County and Toronto. Please visit techinmotionevents.comfor more information about notable speakers, sponsors and events.

Media Contact: 
Lindsay Lewis, Tech in Motion Events lindsay.lewis@techinmotionevents.com
469.458.9486

Media Contact:
Zach Martin, BUNDLAR
zach@BUNDLAR.com
847.858.8149

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What Do Our Customers & Partners Have to Say About BUNDLAR: Trade Shows & Events

BUNDLAR CTO and co-Founder Matthew Wren spent 15 years in the event industry, ultimately leading to the inspiration for our first exploration in augmented reality (AR) apps with eXpoReality, a 3D replacement for the traditional trade show passport or treasure hunt game that uses customizable and interactive 3D models as the “stamps.” Most importantly, the event sponsors and exhibitors were able to collect invaluable analytical data about attendees they weren’t able to before.

The trade show and event space became a focus for BUNDLAR with the market demanding more interactive AR experiences beyond gamification. Quickly shows started to ask about our popular AR PhotoBooth and how they could enhance their marketing materials.

P&G: New Chapter – Natural Foods Expo West

We were looking for an engaging way to interact with buyers and industry friends at the Natural Foods Expo West, when John and Zach at BundlAR shared what their toolkit could offer. After a few discussions on ideas and execution, we landed on developing a private app for our team to take virtual postcards with guests featuring our in-market campaign icon Sponge Barb. Besides being a fun way to capture the moment at Expo West, it was also a great way to introduce AR’s ‘art of the possible’ to our sales channel and retail customers. We are already planning more permanent installations of the tech, and the team at BUNDLAR has made it easy by being highly responsive and collaborative throughout the process.”

-Rory Foster, Marketing Technologist & DTC eComm Leader for New Chapter

Read about the Sponge Barb success here.

Training Magazine – 42nd Training Mag Conference

“We added AR to our March/April print edition, which is our biggest issue of the year, and bonus-distributed at our annual conference. It was so fun to see attendees and exhibitors playing with and experiencing the AR pages on site. We have numerous exhibitors who are already asking us about how to incorporate AR into their future ad pages and content marketing pages. It’s a thrill to see and hear such enthusiasm for this ‘next gen’ opportunity with print.”

-Lori Gardner Associate Publisher of Training Magazine

Learn more about how AR “thrilled attendees” here.

To start your own AR journey using BUNDLAR: AR Made Easy! solutions, visit www.BUNDLAR.com and contact info@BUNDLAR.com today!

BUNDLAR is Hiring: Unity & Augmented Reality Developer

JOB LISTING – Unity & AR Developer

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Position: Unity & AR Developer (Full-Time)
Location: 1871 – Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL & Remote
Pay: Commensurate with Experience

BUNDLAR is seeking a full time Unity & AR Developer to join our team! You will be responsible for the development and delivery of internal and client augmented reality (AR) related projects.

About BUNDLAR
BUNDLAR specializes in augmented reality (AR) solutions for businesses and institutions. We are a market leader in developing AR mobile applications with innovative technology built on our core platform consisting of a web API, Content Management System (CMS), and Mobile App Framework. BUNDLAR provides a variety of AR solutions including PublishReality for printers, publishers & marketers, eXpoReality for trade shows & conventions, and CampusReality for higher education and museums, as well as custom branded applications.

The BUNDLAR Platform makes it easy for businesses and institutions to integrate innovative augmented reality (AR) technology into their communications that benefits their customers, employees, and vendors. BUNDLAR delivers an easy to use AR content management system (CMS), proprietary application programming interface (API), data analytics reporting, and mobile app platform. Learn more at www.BUNDLAR.com.

Who We Are
BUNDLAR is a bootstrapped technology startup that is currently raising seed investment in preparation for rapid growth. We are a fast-paced team that is focused on delivering value to our clients through functional, cutting-edge technology solutions. Each team member is an expert with years (often decades) of experience in our specific work areas. BUNDLAR is a rapid growth company that in less than a year of existence is recognized as a market leader, with strategic partnerships in each of our industry verticals.

The Job
Our growing team is looking to add an experienced Unity Developer with C# expertise and strong UX/UI skills to help develop the web based AR Content Management System (CMS), and deliver augmented reality (AR) experiences and mobile applications to our clients.

As a Unity engineer, you will have the opportunity to work on projects for a wide range of large clients across multiple industries. You will play an integral role on the BUNDLAR team and will work closely with our founders, project managers, tech team, and clients. You will have the opportunity to create and enhance our augmented reality platform and to develop new tools and applications.

You will need to have experience working on multiple development projects, as well as strong problem solving and analytical skills, a desire to own solutions and dig deep into the details. This position can be 50-80% remote, but expect to work on-site in Chicago 1-2 days day each week.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for designing, developing, deploying, and maintaining core AR technology
  • Identify pipeline bottlenecks and opportunities for automation
  • Extend the platform to add new functionality and create new AR experiences for client-specific projects
  • Collaborate across teams to ensure coherence of vision and a world-class client experience
  • Develop clean, efficient, maintainable, well documented code
  • Develop for AR, desktop, and mobile platforms
  • Ensure thorough quality testing and documentation of developed software
  • Professional level mastery of Unity, C# and 3D application development
  • Production of AR experiences viewable on mobile devices, webXR and headsets
  • Knowledge of mobile development & deployment (IOS, Android, Web)
  • Ability to create rapid prototypes of systems in Unity
  • Unity multi-platform mobile deployment/debugging/testing including native plugins and SDKs
  • Building user interfaces in Unity utilizing diegetic, meta and spatial elements

Additional skills considered a plus:

  • AR: Marker based recognition, acquisition, tracking, rendering
  • AR: integrating with existing AR platforms like Vuforia, Wikitude
  • Experience developing in WebGL, 3JS, HTML5, Angular, and JavaScript
  • Linux, Python, Django, and DevOps experience is a plus
  • Machine learning / Computer Vision

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Game Development/Programming or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience with virtual and augmented reality development
  • Unity 3D development experience 
  • C# expertise
  • Experience developing on multiple platforms (web, mobile, etc.)
  • Passion for development and desire to work with and share your knowledge with others

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Vacation, Personal, and Sick Time
  • Flexible Work Environment
  • Access to the 1871 Ecosystem – Chicago’s Largest Tech Incubator
  • Opportunity for advancement and leadership

How to Contact Us:

If you think you’re a good fit, please send an email message to info@bundlar.com. Introduce yourself, and include your resume.

Meet Donald Hyun Kiolbassa: The Most Interesting Man in the World & BUNDLAR Investor

Shaolin monk. Lawyer. Gold medalist. C.P.A. Vice Chair. Movie ninja. And now BUNDLAR‘s newest champion.

With all respect to Dos Equis, Donald Hyun Kiolbassa is the REAL Most Interesting Man in the World.

Don currently is a top rated Chicago real estate and federal tax lawyer and president and owner of Donald Hyun Kiolbassa, Attorney at Law. He also has a life story usually saved for Hollywood–unsurprisingly one of the chapters in his story.

I asked Don for a quick rundown of his professional life. My head sort of exploded.

My name is Donald Kiolbassa J.D., C.P.A. I am the President and Owner of a top producing real estate law firm. I am a Board member of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyer Association and Vice Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Real Property Division.

I was a 2008 Gold Medalist for the U.S. Wushu Team (Chinese Martial Arts), which led me to be signed by Warner Bros Games. I received credits for the Mortal Kombat and the Injustice franchises. My experience in gaming led to my first book deal, where I translate Martial Arts principles for character development for kids.  

Oh! He forget to mention he’s also a Shaolin monk. Don’s past is special, and gives him a unique and rare perspective.

“When I was training as a monk at the Shaolin temple, they taught me a very important phrase, ‘Sho Da.’ It represents a story — that if you have two handfuls of rice, you can’t pick up a steak unless you give a handful of rice to someone that you’re helping. That’s why I make it a focus to develop talent. So long as you make it a mission to develop talent in your universe, then your universe continues to grow. Every paralegal that works for me knows that their success represents my success.”

With ‘Sho Da’ as his guide, Don saw something special in BUNDLAR that he found worth sharing a handful of rice.

I was an early customer of BUNDLAR for my books. When I saw the reaction that the AR product had on the kids, I knew I had to become an investor. I aggressively pursued BUNDLAR to become one of their first investors. I was impressed with the technology, but I was more impressed with the management and how they executed on solving my problem.

Don first approached BUNDLAR to augment the cover of his book, Discover Your Dragon using our PublishReality app. Yes, Don is also a published author.

“I wrote Discover Your Dragon as a blueprint for success by translating martial arts principles to character development. As a product of the Chicago Public School System, I stuck to this blueprint and map, and it’s really helped me get to where I am today.”

BUNDLAR is beyond thrilled to be adding Don to our family to grow the vision we all have for augmented reality.

“I believe that AR technology will change the way we interface and interact with our customers. I think BUNDLAR can deliver the practical solutions needed for the modern workplace.”

DuSable Museum AR Tour Chosen for Smithsonian Affiliation National Conference: “Re-Booting with Interactive Augmented Reality”

The DuSable Museum of African American History, partnered with Avidity Technology, Google, and powered by BUNDLAR – Augmented Reality (AR) Made Easy – has been selected by the Smithsonian Affiliations National Conference to lecture about the success of the Mayor Harold Washington AR exhibit launched in April.

The Smithsonian Affiliations National Conference 2019 is scheduled to take place between June 23-26 at the Hilton in Washington, D.C. The speech titled “Re-Booting with Interactive Augmented Reality” will be presented by Perri L. Irmer, President & CEO of the DuSable Museum of African American History, Mark A. Hall, Vice President of Avidity Technologies, Inc., and Mary Ann Thornton, Director of Operations of Avidity Technologies.

The description of the lecture: “In 2018, The DuSable Museum used a Google grant to fund technology infrastructure improvements, as well as to develop new technology features for the museum’s permanent exhibit, The Harold Washington Story. The most exciting component was a new augmented reality app, The Augmented DuSable Museum. The technology merges the ideas of developers, designers, content creators, curators and others, and results in an engaging product that will enhance the museum experience. This session will present the challenges and successes experienced during the planning and implementation of the project, and the ongoing realization of this exciting re-boot at the nation’s oldest independent black history museum.”

During the lecture, Perri, Mark, and Mary Ann will utilize printed images to showcase a variety of the exhibit’s AR capabilities during a live demo.

VIDEO: A 3D animated Mayor Harold Washington greets you when you enter the exhibit.

When a visitor enters the exhibit, a giant mural is the first thing they see. Through a visitor’s smartphone and the DuSable Museum AR app (Android / iOS), the art will trigger a 3D animated Mayor Harold Washington that introduces them to the exhibit .

Users aim their phone’s camera at different images or objects throughout the exhibit, each launching an AR Media Player with images or video, informational copy, and a trivia question. A list screen with images and short descriptions directs visitors to each artifact.

IMAGE: Users will scroll through a list to see what images or objects they need to point their camera phone at to trigger an informational media player (image four), the 3D introduction, or an AR photo booth.

On the way out, visitors will be able to take a picture with an animated 3D Mayor Harold Washington using BUNDLAR’s AR Photo Booth.

VIDEO: Take a picture with a 3D animated Mayor Harold Washington using BUNDLAR’s AR Photo Booth.

Phase Two of the project will expand the AR experiences on the tour to include a digital puzzle, coloring book, and an animated 3D submarine submerging.

To learn more about AR and how BUNDLAR — AR Made Easy! — can help you reach your augmented reality goals, visit BUNDLAR.com and contact info@BUNDLAR.com.

Harvard Business Review: Why Every Organization Needs an Augmented Reality Strategy

Sometimes it’s best to just let the smartest people in the room handle it.

The Harvard Business Review series “A Manager’s Guide to Augmented Reality” written by Michael E. Porter, a Harvard Business School professor, and James E. Heppelmann, the CEO of PTC, a leading industrial software developer, did just that, taking a deep dive into the often misunderstood world of augmented reality (AR) as a business solution.

The first article of the series “Why Every Organization Needs an Augmented Reality Strategy” opens with the foundational need for AR — to bring digital data into a real world environment. From animated 3D graphics to videos & sound to raw data, all can be instantly projected through a smartphone or tablet.

“There is a fundamental disconnect between the wealth of digital data available to us and the physical world in which we apply it. While reality is three-dimensional, the rich data we now have to inform our decisions and actions remains trapped on two-dimensional pages and screens. This gulf between the real and digital worlds limits our ability to take advantage of the torrent of information and insights produced by billions of smart, connected products (SCPs) worldwide.

Augmented reality, a set of technologies that superimposes digital data and images on the physical world, promises to close this gap and release untapped and uniquely human capabilities. 

With this newfound toolset, businesses and institutions can provide instant, on-demand information to customers, students, or employees, anywhere at anytime, either through image recognition or a geofence — the data is triggered on a user’s device by a geotagged location, rather than an image.

(This blog post will focus on this first section, and will cover the second half dedicated to strategy and implementation later.)

The duo continued by breaking AR as a business solution down into a few sections, the first being ‘AR’s Key Capabilities’:

  1. Visualize: See 3D models of hidden car parts (below) or organs inside the human body.
  2. Instruct and guide: Realtime, on-demand training.
  3. Interact: Create virtual control panels and measure employee performance. Spin and re-size 3D products to see every inch before you purchase.

The second, ‘How AR Creates Value’: “AR creates business value in two broad ways: first, by becoming part of products themselves, and second, by improving performance across the value chain—in product development, manufacturing, marketing, service, and numerous other areas.”

  1. AR as a product feature: From the aforementioned virtual control panels to AR driven games to navigation, AR can be the product.
  2. AR and the value chain: design visualizations, product development, logistics, training, among many other aspects can increase efficiency and save companies money.
AN EMPLOYEE AT THE AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY AGCO VIEWS AR INSTRUCTIONS FOR WORK ON A TRACTOR HYDRAULIC VALVESTACK.

Third, ‘Product Development’: “AR allows 3D models to be superimposed on the physical world as holograms, enhancing engineers’ ability to evaluate and improve designs.”

Fourth, ‘Manufacturing’: “In manufacturing, processes are often complex, requiring hundreds or even thousands of steps, and mistakes are costly. As we’ve learned, AR can deliver just the right information the moment it’s needed to factory workers on assembly lines, reducing errors, enhancing efficiency, and improving productivity…. AR dramatically reduces errors and increases productivity in factories.”

Fifth, ‘Logistics’: “Warehouse operations are estimated to account for about 20% of all logistics costs, while picking items from shelves represents up to 65% of warehouse costs. AR instructions direct workers to the location of each product to be pulled and then suggest the best route to the next product.” 

Sixth, ‘Marketing and Sales’: “AR is redefining the concept of showrooms and product demonstrations and transforming the customer experience. When customers can see virtually how products will look or function in a real setting before buying them, they have more-accurate expectations, more confidence about their purchase decisions, and greater product satisfaction.”

Seventh, ‘After-sales Service’: “AR assists technicians serving customers in the field in much the same way it helps workers in factories: by showing predictive analytics data generated by the product, visually guiding them through repairs in real time, and connecting them with remote experts who can help optimize procedures.”

And finally, ‘Human Resources’: “Early AR adopters like DHL, the U.S. Navy, and Boeing have already discovered the power of delivering step-by-step visual worker training on demand through AR. AR allows instruction to be tailored to a particular worker’s experience or to reflect the prevalence of particular errors.”

We suggest reading the entire article for great real life examples and to get a more detailed prospective on how AR is revolutionizing the business world. To learn more about AR and how BUNDLAR — AR Made Easy — can help you reach your augmented reality goals, visit BUNDLAR.com and contact info@BUNDLAR.com.

DuSable Museum Unveils New Augmented Reality App Powered by BUNDLAR

The DuSable Museum of African American History

740 East 56thPlace
Chicago, Illinois 60637
(773) 947-0600
Contact: Raymond Ward
773- 947-0600 ext 228
rward@dusablemuseum.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DuSable Museum Unveils New Augmented Reality App

Chicago, IL. – In 2018, Google generously awarded a grant to the DuSable Museum of African American History for technology infrastructure improvements, as well as to develop new technology features for the museum’s permanent exhibit, “The Harold Washington Story.”

With this grant, the DuSable Museum was able to purchase and install three new servers (network, storage and security), new security cameras and a new Wi-Fi system for the museum. The most exciting opportunity afforded the museum is the development of a new augmented reality app titled, “The Augmented DuSable Museum.” 

DuSable Museum worked with Avidity Technologies Inc., the museum’s IT consultant and project manager, and BUNDLAR for the development of the new augmented reality app. “The Augmented DuSable Museum app is a coordinated effort of DuSable Museum’s leadership, Avidity Technologies, and BUNDLAR to bring this Google funded project to fruition,” said Mark Hall, Vice President of Avidity Technologies. “It has been amazing to merge the ideas of developers, designers, content creators, curators, and others, resulting in an engaging product that we are confident will enhance the museum experience.”

Features of the app include augmented reality experiences launched when artifacts and images are scanned. The experience begins with a hologram of Harold Washington. The hologram Harold, complete with movement and gestures, offers a brief greeting and overview of the exhibit. There is also a photo booth wall and when launched, visitors can take a picture with the hologram Harold Washington using their mobile device and then share it on social media.

“With any newer technology, first adopters take on risk, but are also rewarded as industry innovators,” said John Martin, CEO of BUNDLAR. “DuSable Museum and Avidity Technologies Inc. immediately understood the power of augmented reality (AR) and how it will revolutionize what they do. They saw the incredible value of giving visitors access to additional information via video and other interactive AR experiences in the palm of their hands using AR delivered by smartphones. Working step-by-step with them has been a pleasure. They get ‘it’ and are setting an incredibly high bar for the rest of Chicago museums to try and reach with the first fully functional AR app in the city.”

In addition, artifacts and pictures that have been selected as markers launch such experiences as related videos, trivia questions, and facts about the artifacts.

The Harold Washington Story exhibit at the DuSable Museum also received a facelift, completed by museum designers Martin Giese and Brenda Liboy. Visitors will enjoy the new open and brighter look of the space. With a few finishing touches underway, the exhibit area will re-open to the public in early March.

The Augmented DuSable Museum app is now available for download on mobile devices at the Apple and Google Play stores. For the convenience of museum visitors, a quick scan of a QR code in the exhibit area is available.

About The DuSable Museum of African American History 

The DuSable Museum of African American History is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in the country. Our mission is to promote understanding and inspire appreciation of the achievements, contributions and experiences of African Americans and African history, culture and art. The DuSable Museum is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. For more information on the museum and its programs, please call 773-947-0600 or visit us at www.dusablemuseum.org. The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s partnership and also thanks United Airlines, the official airline of the DuSable Museum, for its support.

About BUNDLAR

BUNDLAR is a market leading augmented reality solutions (AR) provider for businesses and institutions. Our proprietary API, Content Management System (CMS), and Mobile App Platform simplifies the process of incorporating cutting-edge AR  technology into corporate and institutional initiatives.

BUNDLAR provides a variety of AR solutions including PublishReality for printers, publishers, & marketers, eXpoReality for trade shows & conventions, and CampusReality for higher education & museums. Learn more at www.bundlAR.com.


What Do Our Customers & Partners Have to Say About BUNDLAR: PublishReality

BUNDLAR has officially been a company for over a year now, and over the next couple weeks we will take a look back at a couple custom augmented reality (AR) solutions we’ve delivered and what our clients’ have said about our work. Today we will focus on our PublishReality AR app.

PublishReality allows third party marketers, printers, and publishers to “jump on” an iOS and Android public-facing AR app simply by inputting a code, instead of developing a custom branded app. That code downloads the AR experiences for their specific use. Today we will discuss Saint Louis University – Madrid Campus and ST Media Group International.

Saint Louis University – Madrid: Enhanced Admit Pack

“A few students who participated in the videos were in our office when we tested and they were amazed. We started taking a look at the functionality of the app and [were] excited! It works quickly and the quality is great.”
-Heidi Buffington, Director of Admissions at SLU-Madrid.

In Spain, we helped Saint Louis University – Madrid Campus wow and educate their incoming students by enhancing their Admit Pack with video, digital information bubbles, and links to critical websites like a university guide on how to secure a visa. Potential students entered the code ‘slumadrid’ to access a SLU-Madrid branded app & AR experience.

ST Media Group International: AR Print & Digital Magazine

“This is so cool! And I’m amazed it works via the digital edition. Awesome.”
-Adrienne Palmer, the Editor-in-Chief of Big Picture 

ST Media Group International, a global provider of trade information, used our PublishReality app to partner with LexJet to augment the covers of the Signs of the TimesBig Picture, and Screen Printing magazines with video messages from their editors. LexJet also had their own AR enhanced ad that launched a video in each publication.

The AR experience was received so well, ST Media Group International was nominated for a Folio Digital Award in Digital Activation.

To learn more about custom augmented reality solutions for print & digital media using BUNDLAR’s PublishReality AR app, email info@bundlar.com.

P&G’s 3D Sponge Barb AR Photo Booth Steals The Show At Natural Foods Expo West

Procter & Gamble’s organic supplements and vitamins brand, New Chapter, delivered an AR experience at Natural Foods Expo West that engaged their customers, while memorializing the event and providing a “virtual postcard” to use as follow up with attendees by utilizing a BUNDLAR interactive 3D Augmented Reality (AR) Photo Booth.

“We were looking for an engaging way to interact with buyers and industry friends at the Natural Foods Expo West, when BUNDLAR CEO John Martin shared what their toolkit could offer,” said Marketing Technologist & DTC eComm Leader for New Chapter Rory Foster. “After a few discussions on ideas and execution, we landed on developing a private app for our team to take virtual postcards with guests featuring our in-market campaign icon Sponge Barb.”

Visitor’s of the New Chapter space could resize, spin, and reposition the Sponge Barb 3D model to place it in fun ways. When they found the right spot, a New Chapter representative would take a branded photo to be shared on social media or in a follow up email.

The AR Photo Booth experience was such a hit, New Chapter is expecting to use AR in multiple verticals in the future. It also educated decision makers in the supplement and vitamin industry on AR.

“Besides being a fun way to capture the moment at Expo West, it was also a great way to introduce AR’s ‘art of the possible’ to our sales channel and retail customers.” Foster continued. “We are already planning more permanent installations of the tech, and the team at BUNDLAR has made it easy by being highly responsive and collaborative throughout the process.”

To learn more about BUNDLAR custom augmented reality solutions and our popular AR Photo Booth, email info@bundlar.com.

Augmented Reality ‘Thrills’ Attendees at the 42nd Training Mag Conference

BUNDLAR and Training magazine partnered to deliver unique augmented reality (AR) experiences to the attendees of the 42nd Annual Training 2019 Conference & Expo.

“We added AR to our March/April print edition, which is our biggest issue of the year, and bonus-distributed at our annual conference,” Lori Gardner Associate Publisher of Training magazine said. “It was so fun to see attendees and exhibitors playing with and experiencing the AR pages on site.”

The enhanced pages in the Training magazine included an article on AR training and ads with digital info bubbles with links to webpages for more information and additional video content. The Conference also smartly enhanced printed materials in their promotional registration bag giving attendees multiple touch points to experience the events promotional AR materials.

“We have numerous exhibitors who are already asking us about how to incorporate AR into their future ad pages and content marketing pages,” Gardner continued. “It’s a thrill to see and hear such enthusiasm for this ‘next gen’ opportunity with print.”

BUNDLAR also showcased multiple uses for AR at the Conference, including the ever popular AR Photo Booth seen here with ARtie the BUNDLAR robot rocking out Training magazine staff.

To learn more about AR and how you can have your own AR enhance magazine, contact BUNDLAR at info@bundlar.com.

To experience the Training magazine yourself, click the link below to download the AR enhanced pages in the magazine. Then download the PublishReality app and enter code ‘trgma19’ when prompted after the download.