In this newsletter, we’ve got some exciting news that should make your lives a little easier as developers on the Layar platform. We’ve launched a brand new environment for developer documentation, and as a bonus, we’ve got another tutorial to … “share” … with you. And double bonus, a fun interview with Tribal DDB about a recent project of theirs which included Layar Vision!
New Documentation Site
This week we launched a brand new environment for you to use to find documentation about Layar. How to become a developer, how to make layers, how to implement the Player, Layar Vision help - it’s all there, and now it’s easier than ever to navigate.
The previous environment, hosted on our PBWorks wiki page, has now been entirely migrated to the new site. The old wiki will remain online, but all new information and updates will be made solely on the new Layar.com documentation site. Notices will be posted on the wiki just in case, but in short, make sure to change those browser bookmarks!
The goal of the new environment is to make it easier for you to find answers to any questions you have about Layar development. Notice the three headers “Browser & Platform,” “Player” and “Connect,” as well as the sidebar with collapsing drop-down menus. These have been arranged to make finding answers easier. As always, using the Search functionality is a great solution as well.
Can’t find what you’re looking for on the documentation site? Try our DevSupport environment. The FAQ section is a great place to start, but if you still see no answer there or on the Forum, add a new thread to the Forum. If your question contains confidential or sensitive information, create a DevSupport ticket and we’ll get to it ASAP.
Enjoy the new documentation site, and if you have thoughts or feedback, you can submit that right here. We will be continuously improving the documentation site, so your feedback is extremely valuable to us.
Tutorial: Sharing API Explained
Our friend Menno Bieringa has authored another great tutorial that we’d like to share with you. This time, he’s taken a stab at explaining the Layar Sharing API in great detail. If you’re interested in having users share your layers with their friends on Facebook and Twitter, Menno’s tutorial is a great place to start.
Video: Tribal DDB & Layar Vision
Our friends over at Tribal DDB - a world renowned digital advertising agency - recently employed the help of Layar Vision to enrich one of their projects. It's a desk reference "calendar" that the company sends to prospective clients to inform them all about mobile.
Click here to check out the interview!
The Layar Team