Virtual Messenger is an augmented reality tool that lets the user draw virtual messeges in the real world with a handheld device (mobile phone). The messages can be viewed on the screen of the device as a digital overlay to the live feed from the embedded camera.
The concept was developed in march 2003 as part of a service design workshop on location based messaging at Designskolen Kolding and was developed as a possible service for future generations of mobile phones. The project would require devices capable of very accurate position tracking.
Apart from the actual drawing part of the project the concept also includes a social aspect with filters and groups for sorting messages and targeting specific audiences.