Monday, August 2, 2010

LAYAR Augmented Reality 2010: For Android and Iphone

 Tinkering with Layar at McD, KL Sentral

Yawn...... Just back from Mtv world stage at Sunway Lagoon......... Damn it was superb amazing! Anyway, after nearly one month tinkering on my DESIRE, I found out it has losta free *YES IT'z FREE* android based software on the market app. However , one particular stand out. It's called LAYAR. Wait ........what is Layar?

The Layar Reality Browser shows what is around you by displaying real time digital information on top of the real world as seen through the camera of your mobile phone. This technology is called Augmented Reality. We augment the real world as seen through your mobile phone, based on your location.   
 I hope u did! She really rocks!

So it other word, after u  download the apps. and access Layar and voila  U can view instant 3D world for location,people, tweet, stuff ,youtube, instant picture and etc.on your android or iphone. Sound Cool right? 

Yes! I agreed with that!

How does Layar’s Augmented Reality work?
The idea is simple: Layar works by using a combination of the mobile phone’s camera, compass and GPS data to identify the user’s location and field of view, retrieve data based on those geographical coordinates, and overlay that data over the camera view. 

Hopefully no BB or Iphone user is offended or else! 

For example, when I access Tweeps on the layar application (it'z one of many apps developed for layar) . I could see tweet within 5 km radius (the setting could be changed ) all around me . I could see my buddy here jackieloi tweeting on real time plus the location of tweet origin. Of course, that means stranger could see u where u are based on location map at that exact moment  but the good news u could change the setting to hide your location
Lotsa active twitter spotted at Sunway! 

Layar Reality Browser v3.5

New features:
  • Discover and experience content based on your location and preferences based on Layar’s Stream Technology.
  • Home screen. Giving you access to the world of Augmented Reality.
  • Yours. Bookmark your favorite layers and spots.

I always wan to poses with famous superstar!

Hopefully, more local based layers will be added plus user of course as most the layer apps are still new with exception like foursquare,twitter ,and youtube .Yet another cool stuff for advertiser and social media user  like me to to play with! 

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