Hey folks, today is a gigantic day for us at Zugara, and we just wanted to share the news with you. We’re currently privileged to be presenting the latest advancement to our Augmented Reality E-Commerce Software, “The Webcam Social Shopper”, at the DEMO conference in Palm Springs. The latest advancement? The technology is now markerless. Truly markerless. We’ve developed a way to get rid of the paper marker and allow an apparel item to track to the shopper’s body. So as the shopper moves around within the webcam’s video feed the apparel item automatically moves with them, creating a “hands free” experience that’s more natural than anything else on the market.
This is a huge advancement in online apparel visualization and validation. As always, our product is built in Flash, so for over 99% of the population there’s no download required. By creating a markerless experience we’ve eliminated the last major consumer barrier: the need to print and hold a marker. So now, a shopper surfing on a retailer’s site (that has integrated our product) only needs to stand in front of their webcam to visualize and validate whether or not that piece of apparel’s style and color are truly right for them.
“This is really not about buzzwords like Augmented Reality, or Social Media,” said Matt Szymczyk, CEO and Co-Founder of Zugara. “This is about using technology to create a better online shopping experience for people, and an easy to integrate solution for our clients and partners. Plain and simple. And there’s real ROI here. Results from a recent survey by Limelight Networks show us that for people who shop online more than once a month, 76% of them say advanced product viewing features make them more likely to purchase, and more brand loyal. With there being more Millennials than Baby Boomers, we think it’s time to create meaningful and engaging online shopping experiences for this digital generation.”
We hope to have a live demo of the technology on our corporate site soon. And when the video of our presentation at DEMO becomes available tomorrow, we’ll certainly post it, as we’d love your feedback. Until then though, we’ll be tweeting from the event (hashtag: #democon) so feel free to give @KobraKai (Matt Szymczyk) and @Jack_Benoff a follow.