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.