Monday, December 2, 2013
To date, YDreams has successfully deployed its Aquarium, a social, pet-raising simulator, in Germany, Denmark, Brazil, Portugal and Turkey, enabling users to let their creativity run wild and create over 50.000 pet fish
“In 2006, YDreams developed a successful mobile game with now super-hero Cristiano Ronaldo. The company has since developed engaging experiences for smart environments using its gaming expertise” says António Camara, YDreams’ CEO, “the Aquarium is a prime example of what will be a dominant trend in the years to come: the gamification of cultural and retail spaces.”
Aquarium, a refreshing experience marketing tool, first developed for client Multi Mall for shopping center Forum Sintra in Portugal, is proving extremely popular with users, marketers and managers of commercial venues. Furthermore, Aquarium was distinguished at the Iberoamérica 2012 XV International Festival, one of the most reputed advertising festivals in Latin America, with an El Ojo Gold in the AdverGames category.
The Aquarium experience lets guests create and customize their own virtual pet fish. Touch consoles, located at each end of the giant virtual aquarium, let guests create their new friend from scratch. After determining what their new pet will look like, guests get to name it and release it into the Aquarium.
To date, YDreams’ Aquarium has been implemented at shopping centers in five countries, and was thematically adapted for the Intel stand at Lego World in Denmark for two consecutive years (2012 and 2013).
Below a look at some of the many creations in all five countries:
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Aquatic drone Ziphius hanging out with legendary Guinness world-record holder Garret McNamara, who surfed the 100 ft wave off Nazaré, Portugal, @ Portugal’s Global Entrepreneurism Week!
Monday, November 11, 2013
Check out the new & improved versions of some of our more classical products: http://www.ydreams.com/#!/en/home/
Aquarium - an engaging & magical place, home to a community of virtual pets that you create and customize!
Boxfall – a software app that overlays virtual elements onto real time video capture, which users can then interact with to reveal hidden content or graphics using simple gestures.
Orbit - gesture-based interaction that enables people to virtually browse product & service contents in an easy & intuitive way.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Ziphius named one the coolest 44 tech gadgets of 2013 & distinguished with an Honorable Mention for Innovation
Gift idea website, Dodoburd (http://dodoburd.com) “that goes above and beyond to bring you unique, unusual, fun, thoughtful and just plain cool gifts you never knew existed” elected aquatic drone Ziphius, by our spinout company Azorean, as one of the 44 Coolest Tech Gadgets of 2013! Click here to see list: http://dodoburd.com/2013-cool-gadgets.
On a more local level, we are also proud to announce that Zphius received an Honorable Mention for Exame Informatica’s 2013 Innovation Prize. Every year, Exame Informática, a Portuguese magazine covering the latest news and information about technology, hardware, software and the Internet, has been distinguishing companies and individuals who excel in the areas of Science and New Technologies.
Congratulations to Ziphius for both these distinctions!
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
YDreams’ work for the Bradesco Next bank agency at JK Iguatemi in São Paulo, Brazil was distinguished with a Bronze award in the Ambient Design category @ the El Ojo de Iberoamérica 2013 XVI International Festival, one of the most reputed advertising festivals in Latin América! In the past YDreams has picked up several El Ojo awards for its work in areas that include AdverGames and Point of Sale Promotion and Activation.
Watch Bradesco Next video on YouTube:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Azorean, a YDreams’ spin-out and creator of aquatic drone Ziphius, the first app-controlled aquatic drone that brought home the judges’ and readers’ choice 1st place awards at this year’s Engadget Insert Coin Award competition and successfully reached its Kickstarter funding goal in July 2013, will be launching its online store for aquatic drone Ziphius pre-orders during the Web Summit event.
The drone is available for Pre-order in 3 models:
• Ziphius™ Do-It-Yourself Edition
• Ziphius™ Standard Edition
• Ziphius™ Premium Edition
Check out the Limited Launch Sale & Happy Pre-ordering!
To Pre-order you Ziphius click here: http://myziphius.com
Monday, October 28, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Congrats to YDreams’ own Fernando Nabais & his team, on winning a “Production Incentives” award for their Cybird’s project in Telefonica’s VIDA competition!
More about the Cybirds project here: http://vida.fundaciontelefonica.com/en/project/cybirds-exotic-artificial-birds-in-captivity/
Monday, October 21, 2013
In our company blog, we’ve always given YDreams’ projects plenty of airtime, often forgetting what helps to make these projects great: their solutions.
YDreams has been pioneering gesture-based, Augmented Reality natural-user interfaces since the early noughties. Interfaces and solutions it developed into turnkey products, and are highlighted on the company’s Products website: http://www.ydreams.com/products/
Below we wanted to highlight two of our most popular products:
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
YDreams Brasil’s most recent project is underway at the 22nd World Energy Congress in Daegu, South Korea, where the company’s trademark technology and design are fueling the Petrobras’ stand (Brazil’s multinational energy corporation). The event, one of the energy sector’s most important, is underway from October 13th to the 17th, 2013.
Below, some pictures of YDreams’ work for the stand:
Friday, October 11, 2013
The video below sums up why they deserve your vote Have a look:
Show them you support by voting HERE:
Friday, October 4, 2013
The latest example of innovation YDreams brought to the traditional museum concept, as interactive technologies provider, is the Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center, developed in collaboration with Spanish firms CYAN Animática and GPD, and led by New York-based Ralph Applebaum Associates.
YDreams’ role in the project was to help redefine the way visitors interact with some of the historical content in the museum space. The museum, based on the most recent museological concepts, aims to meet three major goals: to draw visitors’ attention through its original architecture and technological innovation; to evidence the characteristics of Jewish identity through a vast collection of items; and to present an empirical approach to the Holocaust based on survivors’ testimonials.
“In our role as technology partners, we were responsible for implementing various applications that enable guests to the museum to interact with history” explains Miguel Remédio, YDreams Founder and Head of International Operations. “Once more we were able to help redefine the way people apprehend information and acquire knowledge by resorting to every day acts such as sitting down at a café table for a chat with a virtual historical figure”.
Watch Cyan’s JM&TC Video below:
Thursday, September 12, 2013
YDreams partnered with SDI, an innovative Canadian marketing agency,to conceive, design and develop an interactive and itinerant roadshow dubbed “Koora Time”. The roadshow, commissioned by the Qatar Football Association and sponsored by Shell, aimed primarily at engaging youths, kicked off on May 10, 2013 during the quarter finals of the Emir Cup. The roadshow will be activated some 20 times over the next two years.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Aquatic drone Ziphius, by YDreams’ spinout company Azorean, winner of both 1st place “Engadget Insert Coin” awards this past March 2013, which recently reached its funding goal on crowd funding platform Kickstarter, featured in the October 2013 edition of WIRED UK.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Antonio Câmara, Keynote Speaker at the Geodesign Summit Europe & the 10th Biennial of European Towns and Town Planners
Next September 19th, António Câmara, YDreams’ CEO, will be one of the Keynote speakers at the Geodesign Summit Europe in the Netherlands. The summit, inspired by the ESRI Geodesign Summit held annually in Redlands, California, is the first gathering of professionals in Europe interested in using geospatial technologies to arrive at the best and most sustainable design solutions.
Following The Geodesign Summit Europe, YDreams’ CEO will then take part in the 10th Biennial of European Towns and Town Planners in Portugal also as a Keynote Speaker. The biennial will focus on New Paradigms, Challenges and Opportunities for European Cities and The contribution of Spatial Planning to overcome the crisis.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
“It’s impressive! Over 100,000 people have visited Bradesco Next (in São Paulo) since it’s inauguration in August 2012.” Luca Cavalcanti, Director of Bradesco Digital Channels
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
It’s official! Aquatic drone Ziphius, by YDreams’ spin out Azorean, has reached its 125,000 USD funding goal on crowd finding platform Kickstarter!
Congratulations to the whole team! Can’t wait for the Ziphius rollout!
Friday, July 19, 2013
Azorean’s aquatic drone Ziphius, with 5 days left to go on its Kickstarter campaign, also comes with a GoPro mount that is simple & solid to use enabling folks to take action shots anywhere in the water!
Share & support the Ziphius Kickstarter campaign during its last week!
Link to campaign: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ziphius/ziphius-the-aquatic-drone
Friday, July 19, 2013
Blogger at intripBR took a tour of the Bohemia Brewery in Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro. The experience center is entirely powered by YDreams technologies: