well, I took a little step into a big world and tried wikitude.me, and wikitude on the “team” iPhone.
All very straight forward. Logged into wikitude.me using Twitter credentials. Made a point of interest using the embedded google earth screen. The POI was some text about the office, and a web link.
This morning, fired up the iPhone, pointed it at the office and it was there … read the text, follow the link.
So to get started the barriers to entry are very very low.
It does create lots of noise around my POI as it draws from lots of other sources (not just wikitude.me). As an induction tour of capus, or a specific learning activity I’ll need to close down the other information feeds, and sort out how to make an individual journey (it looks like using a KML file).
Another point worth further investigation is the use of GPS-trk on the iPhone. This should allow students to create an kml file, with all the lovely pictures etc., So enabling student generated content 🙂
More to come ….