Oct 17 2009
Augmented Reality based applications are fast showing up with mobiles getting equipped with Accelerometers, Digital Compass and GPS.
The iPhone 3GS has a inbuilt Digital Compass which led to such apps showing up in the App Store these days.
Layar is a new AR based App which uses GPS location and internet data to layer information on the screen over live footage.
The major plus of Layer is that its not just limited to a certain category. Layer can be used to in conjunction with Wikipedia entries, bars and nightlife nearby, Twitter users nearby, nearby Hotels or more specific like which Hotel offers Pizzas, etc. just by pointing the camera at your surroundings.
AR is fast catching up with people and its been looked upon as a really useful app rather than just a cool showoff app.
Get the Layar App from iTunes : iTunes Store Link