PhotoBloom AR today announces the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for its Augmented Reality (AR) photo customization platform. PhotoBloom AR is a full-service interactive print platform, allowing users to create incredible photo products that come to life with movement and sound through the magic of AR.
The platform will be the easiest new way to use AR as a creative tool. By simply choosing a video from social media or a personal computer, PhotoBloom AR turns it into a physical print, then brings the printed memory to life through the PhotoBloom AR scanner app. Videos from your smart phone, GoPro, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and more are now shareable in the real world using PhotoBloom AR.
“Essentially what we are doing is giving you the power to share a video just like a printed photo – in the real world and with tangibility,” said Justin Lemus, Founder of PhotoBloom AR. “All end users have to do is hold up our free scanner app to their photo and it will come to life!”
Using the PhotoBloom AR platform is easy, and works similarly to any standard photo making platform. Users start by going to the PhotoBloom AR website and choosing a product to customize. They then upload a video clip they wish to use and a “target” photo. This photo is then printed onto the product, be that a frame print, postcard, poster, etc. Users can then preview their creation before proceeding to checkout. Finally, the newly customized product is mailed by PhotoBloom AR to the users allocated address. Once the product arrives, simply open up the free iOS or Android app to scan the target image – and like magic your video will instantly play directly on to the product.
Augmented Reality (AR) Market Size exceeded 1 billion USD in 2016 and is predicted to grow at 65% CAGR from 2017 to 2024. While AR has seen huge growth and widespread adoption over the last few years by major industries, the launch of PhotoBloom AR’s platform will open up the opportunity to engage with AR to everyone. Whether users want to jazz up their home, or create a birthday gift, this platform will give new life to their favorite moments and allow users to share a video just as they would a printed photo.
“Video is quickly becoming the go-to way we capture our life’s moments – but let’s be honest, most of the time our videos are left buried in our phones or posted online only to be forgotten about the next day,” added Lemus. “This is something we felt needed to change.”
Even such experiences as receiving fan photos or autographs can now come to life in your hands, as the platform allows celebrities and individuals to print out and share real videos with others.
While there are similar concepts on the market, PhotoBloom AR is by far the most consumer friendly option in AR interactive print. With no need for additional printer hardware, paper refills, or monthly AR activation fees, PhotoBloom AR makes the process as fun and seamless as possible.
To find out more about the Kickstarter click here. Pledges are currently being taken for PhotoBloom AR with rewards starting at just $30.