Spotselfie Opens Web3-Powered AR Meta Store

The new addition allows students to open shop across university campus with augmented reality tools

Spotselfie Meta Store
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Published: February 16, 2023

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Real-world social metaverse platform Spotselfie announced on Thursday it is launching its Meta Store feature. University students can leverage the platform’s advertising portal to earn money and open Web3 businesses at campus locations.

The Spotselfie Meta Store provides users with digital land on their university campuses. It includes digital stores, spatially-linked adverts, and others for student small and medium enterprises (SMEs), organisations, and social media groups.

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Ray Shingler, Co-Founder, Vice-President, and Director of Product Development for Spotselfie, explained that it was important to prepare students for the “future of the Metaverse.”

He continued that such efforts began with promoting digital twins as an SME before larger organisations could “gain a foothold in the Metaverse Digital Landscape.”

Explaining further, Shingler said,

“Our aim is to help decentralise the larger players in the Web3 industry and allow organizations of all sizes to participate in its development. The Meta Store will accelerate new entrepreneurial opportunities for students while furthering adoption and ushering in this new generation of Web3.”

Students can receive their first meta store for free and register their accounts. They can then access a 100-foot-wide circle of geocached real estate to place their AR meta store.

Spotselfie’s platform allows users to pop their advertisements for their services and items. Store owners will also keep 100 percent of all revenues from the services at the location.

Shingler added that the feature would offer students the means to boost their shops and services while also “bridging the gap between the traditional business model and the new digital world.”

He concluded: “Students will be able to advertise exclusive resources and goods such as tutoring, tasking, merchandise and their organization’s offerings all within their own metaverse store on campus.”

A Decentralised Advert Metaverse

The news comes after XR Today spoke to Shingler about Spotselfie’s advert metaverse, where he explained the platform’s feature-rich functionality.

The veteran executive has worked with multiple tech giants such as IBM, Intel, Cisco, HP, and others for their digital mobile solutions.

He explained at the time how Spotselfie’s privacy-focused platform aimed to avoid data mining of personal details and information. His company’s solution hoped to cultivate a more human-centric, decentralised, and profitable AR social metaverse via its urMojo social platform.

The initial Spotselfie app recently launched at the Purdue Social metaverse at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The initiative provided businesses with leased ‘Spotlands’ to expand outreach with AR-backed technologies.



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