augmented reality

Wikitude Drive Augmented Reality satnav beta starts today [Video]

Wikitude have announced the first beta of Wikitude Drive, an augmented reality PND app that overlays directions and prompts onto a live view of the road ahead.  Available with both driving and walking directions, the beta is being launched to coincide with Google IO. The system is based on Navteq mapping data, and Wikitude reckon it's actually safer to use their live-view AR system than a regular sat-nav app.  That's because, even when you're looking at the smartphone display, you're also seeing what's happening in the road.  Alternatively there's a standard 3D map layout, and both modes get voice direction prompts. Wikitude will be making the Wikitude Drive beta available in the Android Market from 10am PST today, but it'll only be available for the first 2,000 people to download it. [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/11870382[/vimeo]

Tagwhat Unveils Augmented Reality Network

TagWhat has just announced the release of their new augmented reality app. This app is social conscious, it allows you to tag certain locations and leave notes about it for your friends. It also allows you to have followers kind of like Twitter does. Once you Tag a location you can include direct action links to email, phone, SMS, photos, URL’s, cross-posting to Twitter, Facebook. This app will also give you directions to your friends aged location so you can go meet up with them. This app has a lot of potential, its currently in beta, qr code is located after the jump with a few videos.

LG Ally site goes live with limited specs

The official mini site for the LG Ally is now live, a few specs come along for the ride as well. This device will be hitting shelves real soon. Verizon has been rumored to be the carrier of this device since we first heard about it.

Layar launches world’s first Augmented Reality content store

Layar is the world’s leading Augmented Reality Platform on mobile. This browser is on a reported 1.6 million Android and iPhone devices. They are now integrating the ability to purchase things from various places that you may find while using the app. Paypal is first payment provider with support for United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. More countries will be supported in the near future. This could prove to be very lucrative for Layar and their publishers.

Is This The LG Aloha?

LG is rumored to be working on a high-end Android device codenamed Aloha. So far there have not been any pictures of the device. The handset in the picture is the LG LU2300 and it is set for release in Korea. Could this be the rumored Aloha? Most of the specs match the rumored specs except the product number, C710 is rumored to be the Aloha and this device is the LU2300.

Augmented traffic app for Android surfaces

One of the new buzzwords in applications for mobile phones floating around is augmented reality. This type of app takes an image seen live form the phones camera and overlays it with directions or other data as an example. A slick new augmented reality app for the Android platform has surfaced called Augmented Traffic Views. The app overlays data on top of live camera view including images from traffic cams and other data. The app will even pop images up from other cameras along the route you are driving.

World’s first augmented reality browser coming to Android

You say augmented reality to me and I immediately start thinking virtual reality with gloves and massive headsets. That's not really what the Layar augmented reality browser (that will be coming to the Android store soon) is about. The idea behind the Layar browser is that people can visit places and build their own layers to share with other users of the browser with information like historical sites and restaurants in an area. The app lets users mark a point on a map and enter data about the location.
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