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Pocket Penjing

the breathe easy tree

How much do you know about the air you breathe?  Pocket Penjing is a  miniature tree in your pocket. The App grabs live data to make a cherry blossom tree grow in front of your eyes in 3D using augmented reality.

Show your friends – anywhere you place the graphic marker, the tree grows. On a table, balcony, the side of the road, a classroom or your office

  • Live Data

    Live Data

    Spin the globe with a flick of your finger and select an air quality station. Pocket Penjing will then use the live data from that station to influence the way your tree grows.

  • Playable Air Quality

    Playable Air Quality

    We'll give you the numbers, but the 3D tree will also let you know about the weather and air quality. Too hot, dry or polluted? You can override the live data to keep your tree healthy. Shame we can't improve the air we breathe so easily.

  • Augmented Reality

    Augmented Reality

    Watch your tree grow and blossom, anywhere, in realtime 3D using mobile augmented reality. No need to download a separate App, it's all part of Pocket Penjing.

  • Coming soon...

    Coming soon...

    We're doing our second user testing now, planning to get the App ready for the spring cherry blossom season.

  • Mark Hurry

    Mark Hurry


    Lives in, Australia. Wears shorts, year round. Passionate about 3D computer graphics, games and simulators.

  • Jane Prophet

    Jane Prophet


    Lives in Michigan, USA. Loves trees and animals, both real and virtual. Works with teams of tech types, scientists and makers.

  • Yong Ming Kow

    Yong Ming Kow

    Social computing scientist

    Lives in Hong Kong. Conducts research into community culture, collaborative online work and World of Warcraft modding