India’s first Augmented reality book is released, Muzreesiloode, a book written by Niraksharan (Manoj Raveendran) which is written in Malayalam and published by Mentor books. The book is a collection of articles published in the Mentor magazine and also few more additional chapters.There were magazines and newspapers tried Augmented reality , while this will be the first book published in India and first travelogue in the world .
Augmented reality is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified by a computer. As a result, the technology functions by enhancing one’s current perception of reality. By contrast, virtual reality replaces the real world with a simulated one. Augmentation is conventionally in real-time and in semantic context with environmental elements, such as sports scores on TV during a match. With the help of advanced AR technology the information about the surrounding real world of the user becomes interactive and digitally manipulable. Artificial information about the environment and its objects can be overlaid on the real world. – Read more
The book Muzreesiloode enables users to watch the videos of the places referred in the book and if you want to visit those places it can provide you the GPS position of the places using an Android smart phone and application developed for it. The book will have 40 videos and more than 100 photos.
So let us have a look on the specialties of the book
1. The 6th book in the world using Augmented Reality
2. First book in India with Augmented Reality
3. First travelogue in the world using Augmented Reality
The price of the book will be INR 550, but you can get this for a reduced price of INR 450 initially. The official releasing of the book will be conducted on December 11, 2015 3.00 PM at Changampuzha Hall, Kerala Sahithya Akademi ,Thrissur. The android application (Muzreesiloode) will also be released along with the official release of the book.
Read More and leave a comment or message on that page to get the book (Cash on delivery).
Update: You can get the Muzreesiloode Android application from the play store using this link, which will require 4.0.3 or higher version.
Variations for the book name Muzreesiloode : Musirisiloode, Muzrisiloode,Muzirisiloode, Musrisiloode, Musriziloode.
English version of the book is released few days back, “Rediscovering Muziris”. Translation is done by Ayisha Sasidharan.
Here is the author Manoj Raveendran (Niraksharan) with book