The music recognition app is stepping past simply figuring out songs and TV to now embrace branded augmented reality experiences.
Shazam announced Tuesday that it could now assist firms and well-liked artists create AR experiences that embrace 3D animations, product visualizations, mini-games and even 360-degree movies.
Since launching their visual-recognition performance in 2015, Shazam is taking their visible functionality to the subsequent degree and hopefully delivering extra engaged and immersive model experiences.
For the launch of the AR platform, Shazam has partnered with Beam Suntory, the world’s third largest premium spirits firm. Beginning in April, users throughout the U.S. will have the ability to Shazam in-store artistic for an opportunity to play a co-branded AR interactive reminiscence sport, which the hope is to entice users to buy Beam Suntory’s model of Tequila. Shazam said that there are a number of different launch companions on board as nicely, who we are able to anticipate to be revealed shortly.
The Shazam AR function makes use of the apps already inbuilt skill to scan distinctive “Shazam Codes” on merchandise and packaging to ship content material. Shazam has partnered with Zappar, a developer of augmented reality integrationon cellular devices, to ship the code-scanning know-how behind Shazam Codes in addition to the platform’s immersive and expressive quick kind cellular experiences.
“One of the things missing from augmented reality for advertisers has been a frictionless way to deliver these experiences at scale,” stated Shazam CRO Greg Glenday. “Because Shazam has such a massive install base, and consumers are already accustomed to using the app for discovery—we have now solved that problem. The possibilities for a brand to bring their products to life or make their advertising more engaging are quite literally only limited by the imagination.”