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    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2009
    Next they need to adapt this for the various HUD phones being developed.


    When real-world and computer graphics objects are blended into real footage in real time, you have reached augmented reality (AR). Combining live video imagery with computer-generated graphics, motion-tracking and other data, Layar promises a mobile web where users can walk down a city street and receive real time demographic information, histories of buildings, and block-by-block news.

    The upcoming Layar Android application enables sets of viewable data to be displayed in the viewfinder of your mobile phone. Pointing the phone’s camera at various locations instantly overlays information about the respective location in the viewfinder. Real estate, banking and restaurant search companies have already embraced the future of mobile web by creating layers of information to be made available using the platform.

    Applications that show nearby restaurants, historical landmarks, or current locations of your friends don’t allow other people and companies to add their data. Layar makes it possible, for instance, to shared marked points on the map with others.

    Being able to text: "I'll meet you at the pub" and attach a pic of the pub and a GPS map showing the best route there from the recipient's current location is, I believe, what's called a "killer app".