Layar browser to go 3D with November release of version 3.0

Layar browser to go 3D with November release of version 3.0
The hottest thing in mobile browsers is Augmented Reality, a new segment of the market led by Layar. The Layar browser allows you to use your cellphone camera and view a live shot on your display that shows you real time information on the items you are looking at. For example, you might point your lens at a row of houses and up will pop an icon on the homes that are up for sale. You might also see the sales price of the home and the name and phone number of the broker handling the transaction. The info appears as an added layer above the live picture, hence the company's name. Available at this point only for Android (check the Android Market), Layar also supports Wikipedia, Flickr, Google local search and more. A version for the iPhone 3GS should be out shortly.

Meanwhile, the company has updated its AR interface and now supports 3D. They have put together some video so you can check out how Augmented Reality looks in more than 1 dimension. The new 3D version of Layar is expected to be available in November with the release of version 3.0.

source: Layar via BGR

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2 Comments

1. tonyc_42

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 18, 2009

so not only do you get ads flashing while you are web browsing you will also get them while taking a picture! no thanks...

2. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

well... this could be good. But if you have a winmo phone there is a program for the Microsoft Tag reader that does a similar thing, but only for items that use the Microsoft tag, and you have to launch the program. It will be good when it is streamlined and widely available becuase you could launch the program to look at an item, then it will auto load a page about taht item, saving the savvy shopper time from having to research themselves... BAM... right in front of you.

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