MOSCOW, February 12 – RIA Novosti. The platform of immersive journalism RIA.Lab won the Golden Supplement award. At the awards ceremony for the winners of the oldest Runet competition, which took place on Friday at the Omega Rooftop site in the capital, she was awarded a diploma for third place in the Games category.
RIA.Lab is a mobile application that tells stories in a new way. Thanks to the technologies of augmented reality (Augmented Reality) and virtual reality (VirtualReality), from an observer, the user becomes an active participant in events, controls the development of history, participates in creating a plot.
The application includes such VR projects as “Valerka meets Gagarin”, “Lunar station”, “Museum of disappeared paintings”, as well as major AR stories and reconstructions: “Solar eclipse and the disappearance of the Moon”, “How it works. Atomic icebreaker “Arctic”, “Inside the element. How forest fires work “and others. In total, 15 projects have been published in RIA.Lab.
It is recommended to use VR glasses to watch stories in virtual reality. The simplest cardboard or plastic cardboard is enough to make the experience more complete and immersive. A 360 mode is also available. “RIA.Lab is not an attraction, it is an attempt to look into the future, even to anticipate it in some way. Anticipate the moment when devices for the perception of augmented reality will become truly massive and the need for this kind of content many times We are glad that our experience has been recognized by the professional community, “said Natalya Loseva, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Russia Today media group.
The RIA.Lab application is available for download in the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android . Augmented reality works on ARKit (iOS) and ARCore (Android) devices. The project is available for the following devices: iPhone 6s and above, iPad 2017 and above, phones with Android 7.0 or later.
In 2020, RIA Novosti journalistic projects in augmented and virtual reality formats won Russian and international awards. In particular, the projects won the All-Russian Culture Online Prize, Digital Communications Awards, Eventiada IPRA GoldenWorld Awards 2020 and others.
The Golden Application Prize is an annual competition for the best mobile applications on Runet, one of the largest and most significant awards in the Russian mobile development market. Organizer – Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC).
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