Augmented Reality app lets you see Israel as Jesus did

Augmented Reality app lets you see Israel as Jesus did
How would you like to see what Jesus saw with his eyes? A new Augmented Reality app called Architip brings the sites of ancient Israel right to your smartphone screen. With the app installed, hold your phone up to the Dome of the Rock and on your screen you will see the Second Temple, an ancient historical landmark destroyed hundreds of years ago. Old paintings become the freshly completed works of art that they once were.

While Architip currently works only in Israel, app co-creator Yaron Benvenisti says that he would like to take it global. Currently, Architip is in private beta testing, which means that it cannot be found in any app store at the moment. But when people worry about where technology is going, this is one use of it that can provide a better understanding of the locations where historical events took place. It is also a way for modern man to connect with the past.

source: FOXNews via NYPost



1. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

nice title :)

2. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Was that meant to be sarcastic? :)

4. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

If you say so...

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

why tha haal ifona waz thaer

15. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012


25. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Hel yae

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Jesus saw God, so unless it's an official app from the Pope, I don't think we can take S.O.G.'s perspective here.

5. AlanB412

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Didn't realize the Pope was a replacement for Jesus when it came to things like this. Let me go write him a letter requesting he make this app himself. I'm sure he's managed to keep his Java and C++ skills up to scratch between his papal duties.

6. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

The Pope's perspective is irrelevant here. This isn't really so much Jesus Goggles but more so see how Israel once was based on remains and historical context. Also, if this app is supposed to show us what Israel looked like thousands of years ago, during and before Jesus existed, then wouldn't it be safe to say that all Christian religions wouldn't have an input since they didn't exist?

7. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

I won't comment on Israel or Jesus, but the idea of this is absolutely cool. Kind of digitally reviving the past glory of any landmark sounds like it could be a great tool for tourism. Maybe using NFC to download an app at a landmark?

8. MartianMe unregistered

Wow..WTF?..I can't believe there's people out there that still believe in the biggest lie of all time...shoot your self in the head if you're one of them. :)

9. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

People say that the religious can be extreme(I agree at times), but comments like this put you on a whole different level.

10. MartianMe unregistered

yeah because religion and religious people are so peaceful right??...religion is always on a whole different level ..

11. FlushGordon unregistered

JESUS never existed The Whole Father-Son-Holy Spirit virgin birth thing is a blatant rip-off from Persian and Egyptian myths (Mithras and Horus) which was written hundreds of years before Jesus Christianity is a lie, it was created to make you feel afraid , dependent and submissive

12. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

that's OK....Jesus still loves you.

13. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

"Christianity is a lie, it was created to make you feel afraid , dependent and submissive" mmm... sounds like Authoritarianism and/or Sovereignty (ie government), which I can say for a fact, does exist

16. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Jesus it does exist The whole father-son-holy spirit virgin it's a lie Jesus it's not son of the GOD, Jesus it's a prophet and messenger of the GOD, GOD it's all mighty. GOD rise Jesus to him and he will come back again.

18. Lifengineer

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

I can see you are a muslim and probably shiite! Well guess what?! Jesus surely exist and the trinity is in his Whole Glory and for sure Mary is a virgin. You will see that once you're dead and you discover that mohammed was just a normal guy (that might even not be in heaven because he mislead a lot of people) and that there's no mermades in heaven or eating or sleeping or sex... Jesus will receive you gladly and will always love you whatever you say. Sorry if that felt harsh, I don't mean it like that really. It's just the harsh truth.

19. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

you know very little about Islam (also Trex95's english is RIP). According to muslim belief, jesus DOES exist and Mary IS a virgin, Mohammad IS a normal man. the only difference is that muslims dont believe that Jesus was God's son or a demi-god and was just a normal human being as well. he and mohammad are two of 124,000 messengers chosen to guide humanity, mohammad being the last one. GOD is not like any of his creations, so giving him mortal attributes and saying that he reproduces is nonsense, he wouldnt degrade himself to the likes of his creations.

20. Lifengineer

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

Well let me tell you that I know A LOT about islam since I'm living in a muslim environment in an arab country ;-) I know Jesus exist in islam and they suppose he is a prophet and that Mary is a virgin and that Jesus spoke when he was a newborn to say that Mary is a virgin when she was asked about that. Believe me I know a lot... I was replying on his reply because he said "The whole father-son-holy spirit virgin it's a lie"!!! Yeah we can argue a lot about it and I agree "GOD is not like any of his creations" but "Jesus is not one of his creations"! That's the key! He said "WE ARE ONE"... I know it's hard to UNDERSTAND it! That's why you should BELIEVE in it! That's why it's called a faith! GOD bless!

21. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

well, i dont like arguing on religion, plus this is a tech site so yeah. To each his own belief. You stick with yours i stick with mine. We dont believe in trinity coz we believe there is one god without multiple manifestations and its hard for us to understand how or why god would exist in human form or would want to physically present himself on earth if you are trying to say jesus is an extension of god's will, why would he need to do that if he has angels that he can send instead? Anyway, im not discussing religion anymore, btw THAT CAMERA COMPARISON WAS TRULY BIASED!!!

17. Mohamed_Abdulkareem

Posts: 45; Member since: May 15, 2012

"hold your phone up to the Dome of the Rock and on your screen you will see the Second Temple" what an epic poor lie. Israeli developer must be courted for his pue obvious sheating of history and facts. however, he and his people are killers of, no problem to lie about Jesus too.

22. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

*grabs popcorn

24. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012


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