To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing, ZEIT Online asked NEEEU to come up with an awesome way to share the exciting story of the first manned vehicle to touch down on the surface of the moon. The idea? To see the life-size lunar module at your feet and imagine Neil Armstrong’s first steps down that iconic ladder.
As the world continues to move forward with the use of AR, more immersive 3D content is being created and published every day. Yet, many news publishers have neither the time nor the resources to develop their own native apps. Web-based augmented reality gives developers and publishers the chance to create content that can be seen by their readers directly in their browser, without the need to download an app.
The result of all this experimentation is an augmented reality collaboration that aims to push AR to the next level and see what that might mean for the future of journalism.