Layar now brings Augmented Reality browsing to the iPhone

Layar now brings Augmented Reality browsing to the iPhone
Not too long ago, we told you about the Layar augmented reality browser for the Android. We mentioned that an app for the iPhone was being developed, and now it is here for the 3GS at the App Store. Augmented reality browsing allows you to use your device's camera and using real time pictures, it layers 3D icons on the photograph to give you information through third party developers. For example, a real time picture of a busy city block could show a coupon for the ice cream store on the corner, real estate brokerage info for the apartment building next door, or the arrival and departure times for the bus that is scheduled to appear at a bus stop at the other corner.

Different layers are available for the Yellow Pages, Las Vegas Casinos and Wikipedia. All of the layers are free as is the Layar app. The company says that if interest in the service continues to grow, it might start charging for the premium layers.

source: Wired


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