The News is now offering new feature

An exciting new feature has been added to the North County News!

Starting with this issue, the News has added augmented reality to select pictures. What does this mean? With this technology, readers can now enjoy videos that go along with those select pictures, right out of their print edition.

To view these videos, readers will need a smart phone (iPhone or Android) and a copy of the paper. They will then need to download the free app called Aurasma from the app store, and create a profile.

After a profile has been created in Aurasma, the reader will need to use the search feature and enter NorthCountyNews. Once found, select the News’ profile and hit follow. (The News’ profile is the one with the Randolph County logo.)

After the setup is complete, all a reader will have to do in the future is turn on the Aurasma app and hold the phone over any picture that is marked as having augmentation. We are marking them with an asterisk * at the end of the photo caption.

(iPhone users may have to hit the purple button at the bottom of the screen to get the app to scan the picture.)

The video attached to the augmented picture will begin playing automatically.

Pick up a copy of this week’s print edition and try it out on these pictures: the 125 time capsule; the Little Mister and Miss pageant; the welcoming of the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit; the picture of Jim Reilly inside the exhibit; and the 150 cake.

We are adding the augmented reality to the News as a new way of interacting with readers and so that we can share videos from when the pictures were taken that we think you’ll enjoy.

Let us know what you think!