Rediscovery was a project funded by the University of Ulster Proof of Principle Award.
The university engaged with Paper Bag to research, design and develop an augmented reality iPhone application that is based on the Titanic quarter site in Belfast.
The Rediscovery project was initiated in order to investigate how locational technologies may offer new possibilities in articulating the urban landscape where time has eroded the material representations used to construct social histories and memories.
Paper Bags support and delivery in this project has given the university the credibility to further expand their academic work in these fields.
Based on the outcome of this proof of concept the university are very close to securing a substantial funding in order to deliver this product commercially and they are currently in talks with how Rediscovery can be used by the National Trust and Giants Causeway.
As an academic working in the field of mobile applications, I was looking for a company to assist me in delivering technology solutions in the field of augmented realities. Yet working with Paper Bag proved much more than delivering on an effective and robust technical solution for my brief.
The company was fundamental to the development of the project through their creative problem solving techniques, sound knowledge of the mobile applications technology, and delivery in commercial markets. Working with Paper Bag has allowed me to realise my conceptual aspirations in mobile technologies with rigorous and tested designs. Their support and delivery in this project has given me the credibility to further expand my academic work in these fields.