is all the rage now. As a matter of fact, latest hardware and software platforms can indeed support applications that would have, until recently, looked like something straight out of Minority Report, the movie. Following shortly after the release of the second beta version
of iPhone OS 3.1
, rumors have began to spread that Augmented Reality is coming to the iPhone. According to the latest information on the topic, Acrossair has used the technology to develop an application that indicates the nearest tube station and Apple has already promised that the app will be approved and released on App Store when iPhone OS version 3.1 finally arrives (the source claims it´s coming out at the beginning of September). The version of the program for the Tube in New York is called Nearest Subway
and you can see it in action in the video below. Since Augmented Reality is built around simultaneous use of the device GPS, compass and camera, such applications can be developed for the iPhone 3GS only, at least at this time. We cannot wait to see more apps like this!