Pre-alpha Release and Developers Forum

Our first step in creating an Social Augmented Reality app is to share it with people close to us (friends and family). While we would like to share this with the whole world, we are reserving this right to a small group of people first to make sure that our servers and network is stable and scalable enough for potential growth. Furthermore, we would like to prosper together with our close friends as development progresses and grows into a more commercial setting. Therefore, we would like to invite you to join our pre-alpha product launching of our flovo app at LT1, KICT, IIUM this Monday(14/11) from 5pm to 7pm.

If you are interested, please state your interest to join us during this event by clicking the image below and confirm your participation in this event.

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A little bit on what we will be doing in this forum. In this forum, we would like to share with you our journey, technical issues, our hopes and our dreams. In particular, we would like to share our mistakes and what to do and not to do when getting into a startup.

This forum will also give us a chance for us to get feedback from our friends and what they think about our product. We understand that building a product is a process, and it requires us to gaze back, look at all stones unturned, and reflect on each and every milestone of our journey.

In this forum, we are looking for potential 3D graphics content developers. Content developers will learn how to create 3D graphics and integrate it with flovo. Create community and commercial content for altruistic or self-generating income for developers.

Aside from content developers, we are looking for web and mobile apps developers who are interested in building apps and integrating with our flovo. For now our product is at its infancy stages, but we would like to discuss ways we can provide APIs to interact with other apps as it grows towards maturity.

We are also interested in meeting researchers. Particularly, we understand our project is hindered due to today’s technology limitations and competitive market environment. We believe there are ways to improve flovo and make it into a strong product with more research. We are willing to share our data with researchers in academic institutions for the sake of academic, research and development. We are looking into research to solve real problems and challenges in building our app, particularly in areas of HCI, GPS localizations, image processing, artificial intelligence, big data, social networks growth and entrepreneurship. In this forum, we will be discussing all these challenges and hope researchers will take this challenge to work with us.

Visual Objects for Information Sharing

We would like to share the progress of development we have put into Flovo. As you already know, Flovo allows you to put objects into reality. By augmenting reality, we alter people’s view of reality to provide a richer content of information about the physical surrounding. Hence, what you commonly see through your naked eyes can be very different from what you can experience on Flovo. Objects that previously only exist in your imagination, or your friends imagination, or someone’s imagination comes to life in Flovo.

One of the use cases here is the ability to share visual objects  to provide good information. Consider your normal view of reality shown below.sample2It is probably common knowledge that this spot is one of the best spots to take a portrait picture. There are no signs or indicators about this location being a great spot to capture your memory into digital form. Some people kind of secretly knows about this hidden gem of information, by his knowledge from friends who shares their pictures on social media or word of mouth.

Would it be nice if I can see some important information about this venue. What people secretly knows about. The administration wouldn’t risk putting a sign here due to additional cost of putting the sign and disrupting the beautiful view of this area.

Fortunately, with the flovo app, you can share this information with others, embed pointers and signs. This extra information will allow others to see extra information about your reality. Consider an example below.whatsapp-image-2016-11-08-at-2-09-07-pm
In Flovo, you can see the world as other’s see it. The collective knowledge of others would have shared useful information and embedding an object that only exist in augmented reality. You won’t have to bother about how this sign spoils the ecstatic beauty of this venue. so when you take a picture you can be assured from collective knowledge of others that this is the best spot to take a picture.

This is just one of the use cases of how flovo is going to change the way we view the world today.

Flovo Content Creators

Lets be honest here, It is impossible for us to know exactly what you want. This is especially true with Flovo, where each user can have their own augmented reality.

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So we devised a clever strategy that could overcome this problem by utilizing the collective wisdom of mankind – You guys. Essentially, we are tapping the power of the crowd, and why not? After all, this is a revolution, and a revolution starts with individuals like yourself working together for the greater good. Our strategy is to create a platform where you can create, publish and sell your own 3D model to be used by other users.  With this platform, users can browse (potentially) thousands of 3D model created by third party artist. You can show off your creative skills and help create a new world, while at the same time, take some profit for yourself.

Of course, it might not be at all for gold and glory. With the innate altruistic nature of most mankind, a crowd can start on projects for the common good. A community effort to create 3D models for the pursuit of collective knowledge, welfare initiatives or social responsibility. Individuals or groups of people with benevolent motives gather to make a change in the way we look at the world today for a better tomorrow. An effort guided by morality and faith, belief and religion.

To be clear, the platform is not ready yet. We are only disclosing our plan for now. Think of it as a sneak peek for what is to come. We want to be transparent on our goals and grow together with you. Today however, we have added support for adding your own 3D model. Currently the process is not straightforward and potentially unstable, but it is possible. For more information, check out the wiki page detailing on the process involved.

Hello Worlds!


Hello Worlds…..

This blog entry is our first entry in our journey in creating an App that we hope would help enrich the physical world we live in, by augmenting our reality into several different sets of augmented reality (AR). Our goals is to allow the community to create and place 2d OR 3d objects that exist as a virtual object in reality with the help of our Augmented Reality (AR) application called Flovo. Flovo will then allow you to share your reality with others, enriching reality and augmenting the physical space we see into a whole new world of possibilities. You are able to unleash several sets of realities of your creation. For example, one reality would be a world full of historical facts and informative display for of each object you see outdoors, and another reality would be a world full of virtual objects to mark treasures within an objects or space. So when you imagine telling someone, “X marks the spot”, you can literally have a X on top of a spot in reality. There is no limit in what you can imagine. Whatever you imagine can exist and will exist. You can be part of a whole new world, help design it, and add visual content that will enrich whoever is viewing or experiencing your world. In short, we are allowing you to realise your imagination and bringing what world you’ve created in your mind to life so that you can share your wonderful experience of what you see everyday.

We are doing this mainly because our reality is just not big enough for your imagination. But why keep it to yourself, let’s share what is in your head with the rest of the world. Let’s explore each other’s world.

Hello Worlds. Welcome to our journey…and be ready to explore a whole new experience of the many Worlds we can create together.