Nokia now teasing City Lens augmented reality for Windows Phone 8

Nokia now teasing City Lens augmented reality for Windows Phone 8
We might have already seen the two Lumia smartphones that Nokia will bring tomorrow at its big event with Microsoft in the Big Apple, but now Nokia itself has released a teaser video for something that might turn out to be pretty exciting too - an augmented reality (AR) application for Windows Phone 8. The app should make use of Nokia’s City Lens AR beta released last month and combine augmented reality with a social flavor.

Nokia hasn’t revealed much in the 16-second teaser but we do see a girl walking down a street, prompted that she’s near a shoes store with a great rating. Strangely, she decided to continue her walk and does not stop to visit it.

So far, we’ve seen plenty of attempts to bring augmented reality to the masses with apps on both iPhone and Android devices, but we’re yet to see an AR app that will be both unobtrusive and there when you need it.

For Windows Phone, the live tiles could be used so that users can see what’s new and noteworthy around them without the huge distraction of a pop-up. Stay tuned for tomorrow when we’ll learn all the details.

source: Nokia



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13 Comments

1. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Pointing a phone, around like if your recording ...might not be a good idea...might get beat up...lol but seems like good app

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

3. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Waiting for tomorrow.!!

4. nokia_fan_172

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

i jus downloaded city lens on my lumia 800, works great actually

6. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

where did u got it from market place of hacker phone ?

8. nokia_fan_172

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

marketplace, it jus showed up cuz it wasnt there yesterday :/

11. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

I have had the beta for a while now, all you do is register on "Nokia beta labs" and you can download their beta apps like counters which is great and i have no idea why its in beta.

5. fragmentation

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

G I M M I C K

7. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

And you, i pressume, own an iphone? lol

9. Ueliton

Posts: 34; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Probably... spends the whole day talking to Siri... and thinks it´s a hell of a feature....

10. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

LOL. Kwaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Thats not fair. You got me laughing like.....

12. danny_a2005

Posts: 358; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

let me guess... us only?? or europe?? thats the problem with nokia... restrictions...

13. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

Nokia, YOU ARE THE BEST AND THE BEAST!

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