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Augmented Reality Passport Keeps Traveling Children Entertained

A multi-faceted app makes it easy to keep kids occupied and teach them new languages.

Ross Brooks
Ross Brooks on September 5, 2013. @greenidealism

Keeping kids under control while on the move can be difficult, especially if it involves a long-distance flight. Thankfully, a new smartphone app created by Blippar is facing that challenge head on using AR technology.

The app is triggered by a British passport, which launches a simplified flight simulator that can keep kids amused for hours. If they grow bored of that, there are also more engaging elements such as general knowledge questions and common language phrases. Languages included are Spanish, French, Italian and Croatian – which means kids could be kept amused, and learn something new in the process.

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As reported by The Telegraph, Jess Butcher of Blippar said:

We wanted to create something fun, informative and engaging that any person traveling abroad could use.Kids often get bored at the airport and we wanted parents to be able to concentrate on enjoying their holidays and having fun with their kids instead of being stressed out.

Having recently reached three million users after being founded in 2011, the company continues to develop apps that are of interest.

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Ross is a freelance writer who specializes in topics about the environment, architecture, art, design and creative tech. He is passionate about making a difference with his writing, whether that’s to encourage social change, promote a great idea, or just share a little bit of beauty with the world. You can also find his work on Inhabitat and Techly.com.au.

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