Demos Produced by Popcode

Popcode Demo Book

If you've installed Popcode on your phone and you're looking for something to do with it, we recommend downloading the Popcode Demo Book. It's a single PDF containing all of the demo content shown below along with a brief guide to using the app.

Download Popcode Demo Book (PDF).

Balloon Burst

This simple game demonstrates an interesting way to interact with augmented reality content.

A pin is displayed attached to the phone. Burst the green balloons within the time limit by moving your phone. Avoid the red balloons if you can - they will lose you points!

To play this with Popcode on your phone, you'll need to download the PDF here.


Furniture Assembly Instructions

We've all struggled with completely incomprehensible flat-pack furniture instructions. This demonstrates how Popcode could be used to make them easier to follow, showing the viewer the steps to take and allowing them to inspect a virtual representation of the product at each stage.

Disclaimer: The "Uncomfortable Furniture Co." product shown is entirely fictional. We do not recommend attempting to construct, sit on, or otherwise use the resulting product!

To see this with Popcode, download the PDF here.


Robot T-shirt

This demo shows how content can be positioned such that it appears behind the object being viewed in the real world.

We no longer offer the T-shirts for sale, although you can print out and view the PDF version to try it out for yourself.

Thanks to Henry Billington for drawing the robot design for us.

The Popcode source code for the demo is available with the Developer Kit (the content will be displayed on the generic "Popcode Test Target" rather than on the robot design).


Business Card

Every time a code is popped, the application will check for updates. That means the contact details can be updated online and your business cards will never go out of date!

To view on your phone, you'll need the original image: business_card.png.

The Popcode source code is available in the Developer Kit.


Map - Welcome to Cambridge

The map application demonstrates "billboarded" content - elements in the scene which always face the user regardless of viewing angle. It also gives a good idea of how small popcodes can be printed whilst still being very easy for users to scan.

Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, CC-BY-SA.

To view it on your phone, get the original image: welcome_to_cambridge.png.

The source is available in the Popcode Developer Kit.


Chunk Puzzle T-shirt

This was a demo put together in a few hours for an open day at the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. Paul owned a cool T-shirt from Chunk that was crying out to be made playable through the magic of Augmented Reality. The main logic for swapping the blocks around makes use of the scripting support in the Lua language which is part of the platform.

Thanks to the guys at Chunk for allowing us to share the video - if you're in the market for a cool t-shirt (although they don't have any augmented ones yet...) then check out!

We've included the source for the script that moves the blocks in the Popcode Developer Kit as it's a good demonstration of some more complex interaction logic than the other examples. The copyrighted elements have been removed, so it just allows you to move numbered blocks around on the Popcode Test Target.