Posts Tagged ‘YDreams’
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
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 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.
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
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:
Monday, June 24, 2013
This week Ziphius will be taking part in two CE Week events to showcase and demo their product to an audience of media, retailers and thought-leaders from across the U.S.A.
Following its victory at the 2013 Engadget Expand Insert Coin: New Challengers competition, where Ziphius won both the judge’s $20,000 USD, as well as the reader’s choice $5,000 USD prizes, the aquatic drone, brain-child of Azorean, a YDreams’ spinout company, returns to the U.S.A. for CE Week, a week-long celebration of what’s new in technology and consumer electronics taking place in New York City from June 24-28, 2013.
Starting today, June 24th from 6 to 10 p.m., Azorean welcomes the public to explore aquatic drone Ziphius at the “Engadget+gdgt Live Conference”, which is free and open to all attendees. On Wednesday, June 26th, Ziphius will be at “ShowStoppers” at CE Week Lineshows, a table-top showcase, where companies set up their products for demonstration. This event is directed at the media, retailers, distributors and industry leaders, who move from table to table, discussing the products and conducting interviews.
Both CE Week events are crucial for Azorean’s Ziphius, whose Kickstarter campaign is in the eminence of being launched. Azorean hopes the campaign will play a pivotal role in helping to bring Ziphius to the mass market by the end of 2013 with a price point at around $200 to $250 USD.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Our most recent project has taken us to the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar where YDreams partnered with SDI, an innovative Canadian marketing agency to put together an interactive and itinerant roadshow dubbed Koora Time. The roadshow, aimed primarily at engaging youths, kicked off on May 10, 2013 during the quarter finals of the Emir Cup.
The Koora Time Roadshow (Koora means football in Arabic) was commissioned by the Qatar Football Association and sponsored by Shell. Following the Cup, it will be activated some 20 times, throughout the country, over the next two years. The roadshow aims to promote football and physical exercise amongst Qatari youths by engaging them through football related interactive games.
The roadshow’s multiple interactive experiences challenge participants to get plenty of exercise. The applications all revolve around YDreams’ technologies complemented by Kinect consoles. A total of seven challenges, which mimic different phases of the game of football and are all interconnected, make up the Koora roadshow. The activities range from “the Locker Room” where visitors first register to participate via a QR coded bracelet, and the “Sprint”, a game where participants are pitted against two virtual opponents to see who sprints the fastest from one end of the pitch to the other, to “the Goalie”, a goalkeeping game where participants see how many balls they can block in one minute, amongst others. At the end, after an intense workout & good fun, players also get to see how many calories they have actually burned.
The Koora Time Roadshow follows other projects YDreams’ has developed for the gulf-based Canadian marketing agency. The partnership between the two companies plans to deliver future exciting projects that foster innovative marketing campaigns through the mix of YDreams’ interactive technologies and design.
Monday, May 6, 2013
The recently-inaugurated Boulevard Londrina Shopping, a mall managed by Sonae Sierra Brasil located in the southeastern Brazilian city of Londrina, now hosts the country’s first Virtual Aquarium developed by YDreams. The aquarium, conceived to entertain guests to the center and increase customer loyalty, is also present, with the same objective, at shopping centers in Portugal, Turkey and Germany.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Link 237, developed by YDreams in collaboration with Bradesco, is usually hard at work at the Bradesco Next agency of the future at Iguatemi Shopping center in Saõ Paulo, Brazil. But last week it stepped out for a visit to INFO magazine’s newsroom in that city. At Bradesco Next, Link 237 is controlled through a series of micro-localisation antennas but during its foray out into the world, the bot was controlled by a tablet with access to wireless Internet.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Next week, YDreams’ Global Managing Director, Filipe Vasconcellos, in collaboration with Intel’s EMEA Regional Director, Rod O’Shea, will be giving a keynote address at the 22nd ACI EUROPE Airport Trading Conference and Exhibition underway at the Congress Centre Hamburg, Germany from the 22nd to the 24th of April.
The conference program will revolve around “Collaboration and innovation to enhance the volume and quality of commercial opportunities for the passenger”. During his keynote YDreams’ Global Managing Director will be showcasing the company’s relationship with Intel and the projects the two have collaborated on such as the Virtual Aquarium for the Intel Stand at Lego World 2012 and 2013.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
YDreams recently implemented high-end digital solutions at the new “Vale Glaciar de Zêzere” interpretation center, which aims to recount the history of “Serra da Estrela”.
The center, located in a valley shaped and molded by a glacier thousands of years ago, was commissioned by Manteigas Municipality. The center, now housed inside a lodge that once belonged to the regional forest ranger, is dedicated to recounting the history of Manteigas Village, the valley and the relationship between the two.
The highlight of the center is an immersive audio-visual experience that takes visitors on a virtual flight over a recreation of the Zêzere Glacier Valley (30.000 years back) complete with narration of the phenomena that led to the formation of the glacier.
YDreams’ has extensive experience with the conception, design and technological development of Interpretation Centers. Aside from this new center in Manteigas, below is a list of similar developments for centers in Portugal and abroad:
BTEK Interpretation Center:
Castelo Branco Environmental Interpretation Center:
Belmonte Interpretation Center:
Bragança Science Center:
Lisbon Story Center:
VIDEO: For a closer look at the new Interpretation Center, CICK HERE to watch Portuguese news channel RTP’s coverage of the center!