For digitally savvy children, the Zappar Magical Advent Calendar offers a less tooth-decaying way to count down the days until Christmas. Instead of offering the traditional chocolate treats, the Zappar Magical Advent Calendar uses augmented reality to deliver fun animation.
Zappar has released this free augmented reality advent calendar that you can download from the Zappar website. Then, you just print it out and point your smartphone at it to see the Zappar Magical Advent Calendar come to life with animations (your smartphone's date will signal which animation appears). Alternatively, you can leave the calendar on the computer and just view it on your computer monitor.
A Cambridge-based tech company, Zappar has created a proprietary augmented reality platform that has made everything from billboards to magazine covers come to life. It has even created augmented reality for bed linen!