After a long summer of redoing the Black History Augmented Reality app, it is up and running on Layar once again. I am very appreciative of BuildAR, an Australian company that worked with me to get all of my cities coded correctly for the Layar platform.

Currently we are in the following cities:

  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Charleston
  • Chicago
  • Cleveland
  • Columbus, OH
  • New Orleans
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Richmond, VA
  • Washington, DC
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


There isn’t nearly enough content in all of those places so I am working on a mechanism where people can send me content. I will need a short description of about 50 characters and a longer description of a couple of sentences, the address or intersection of a location and a photo and maybe a link to a video (from YouTube or Vimeo) about the subject.

I will be demonstrating the app at the Online News Association Conference in Boston Sept. 24, 2011, then will spend the rest of the Fall figuring out the best way to allow for user generated content and expanding to more cities. Several local news outfits have expressed interest in partnering with me, so looking forward to that.


   • P