Today, we are launching the preview app of our full game, Safari Central! Safari Central uses data from animal protection organisations to create Augmented Reality (AR) versions of real animals including elephants, jaguars, and lemurs, in a free app that players download to their phones.
Ever wondered what the coolest job in the world is? Meet Ellis Bartholomeus who is in charge of Play at IoE.
We’re excited to announce that we have a new partner on board at Internet of Elephants: Bas Hochstenbach. Bas will be in charge of business development for IOE. He co-founded Asilia Africa, an award-winning eco-tourism company that currently operates about 20 camps in East Africa, employing around 800 staff. Bas has been on IOE’s advisory board for the last 1.5 years and now joins the team in an executive capacity.
With the craze around Pokémon Go in 2016 and the recent release of Apple’s AR Kit, augmented reality is coming out of the shadow of its sexier twin, virtual reality. The opportunities for using AR to engage audiences with wildlife conservation are limitless, and we'd love to give you a behind-the-scenes look on what it takes to bring Lola the Rhino to life in your phone.
We received the support of the Frankfurt Zoological Society and the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt to host a Gamers 4 Good event and play our second prototype with our testers in person on February 26, 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany. These are the five biggest insights that came out of the event.