Wednesday, October 14, 2009

iPhones Have Layers

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I acknowledged the potential of augmented reality recently, the combination of real-world and computer-generated data (virtual reality), where computer graphic objects overlap real footage in real-time. Who doesn't want this in their lives, I mean writing the introduction to this post I even feel smarter already!

Today Layar, which was first launched in June 2009 in the Netherlands, has finally arrived on the iPhone. If you have an iPhone 3GS you will now be able to experience the concept of augmented reality. It’s free and available globally through the App Store! I'm intrigued by Layar as the ability to overlap footage with directions, discover restaurants, places of interest and much more is useful and innovative! I'm interested to read more feedback on this to determine whether this is a game changer or whether it's still too soon for augmented reality to receive mainstream adoption!

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