October 31, 2020

New iOS/Android App from Layar and Pearson Offers Augmented Reality for Print Books

Augmented reality for print books is something we’ve seen a bit of already and we’re likely going to see a more of especially for certain user groups (e.g. children) topics, and genres.

From Pearson and Layar:

Print textbook pages come to life with today’s launch of Pearson BouncePages.

Now available on any mobile app store, this free app allows parents, teachers, and students to instantly launch interactive instructional content directly from a textbook page. The app was developed in collaboration with Layar.

By simply snapping a picture of a pre-tagged textbook page on a mobile device, students discover interactive content illustrating the concept being taught. Engaging and educational, the interactive content includes friendly characters, entertaining scenarios, and effective explanations of the material. These features personalize student learning and provide interactive tools that allow students to practice what they are learning.

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Images via Google Play

Pearson’s enVisionMATH Texas 2.0 is the first instructional program to feature BouncePages in the Student Edition, Grades K–5. Each grade level features 120 pre-tagged lesson pages that instantly change static print pages into an interactive, digital learning experience.

Direct to Bounce Pages App (for iOS)

Direct to Bounce Pages App (for Android)

Interactive Print Demo Video from Layar

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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