1. MrAnonymous's Avatar
    Wouldn't it be nice if Google implemented Augmented Reality into Google Maps for the iPhone? Atleast, in the street view mode, similar to how yelp does it?
    09-29-2009 04:35 PM
  2. lionheartednyhc's Avatar
    Wouldn't it be nice if Google implemented Augmented Reality into Google Maps for the iPhone? Atleast, in the street view mode, similar to how yelp does it?
    Yelp does this? whaat?
    09-30-2009 01:54 AM
  3. MrAnonymous's Avatar
    Yelp does it. It has the augmented feature but is only available for 3GS.
    09-30-2009 03:02 AM
  4. lionheartednyhc's Avatar
    What features are you referring to? Maybe I am missing something.
    09-30-2009 03:47 AM
  5. MrAnonymous's Avatar
    There is a Monocle feature in yelp that uses the iPhones camera to survey the area and gives you information such as a nearby restaurant, store, etc.
    09-30-2009 02:09 PM
  6. sting7k's Avatar
    This stuff is kind of meh right now. Just a fancy way to display a list to me.
    09-30-2009 02:18 PM
  7. lionheartednyhc's Avatar
    There is a Monocle feature in yelp that uses the iPhones camera to survey the area and gives you information such as a nearby restaurant, store, etc.

    How do you do this??

    Nvm. Figured it out. Apparently its an easter egg activated by shaking your phone! AWESOME!
    Last edited by lionheartednyhc; 10-01-2009 at 04:02 PM.
    10-01-2009 03:57 PM
  8. u2elan's Avatar
    Guys, you should give Robotvision a try.

    It does this along with Twitter, Flickr and soon Wikipedia content for only $.99.
    10-01-2009 04:10 PM
  9. phoenixreanimation's Avatar
    the price is cheap.
    10-02-2009 03:50 AM
  10. eldiablojoe's Avatar
    This stuff is kind of meh right now. Just a fancy way to display a list to me.
    It is kind of meh right now, I agree, but the possiblities of combining technologies like they are experimenting with are crazy!!! Especially if they incorporate the functions of gps/wifi/compass into a pair of sunglasses like Oakley put the mp3 into their thump glasses:

    - a walking tour of a major city, Paris, D.C., etc. as you scan around it will tell you which Smithsonian building you are looking at, what exhibits are there, the cost of admission, its operating hours, etc.

    - walk down the mall and the details of each shop pop up on tags. Hours of operation, sizes of merchandise available, etc. If they also incorporate technology like they do for quadrapalegics in wheelchairs where they blink to control things on a screen, one long blink for a mouse click, two for a double click or whatever, you can access the stores you have accounts in and make a purchase as you are walking by the store. They'll mail it to you.

    - apps with tags to help alzheimers patients who walk away and get lost

    - like Terminator where the T-100 can view the world in IR and can access targeting and range information while it is looking at the target

    - all of reality could be viewed in an augmented fashion. Heck, the brick cell phone came out in the late 80's, just 20 years ago. What do you think the next 20 or the next 5 will bring?

    Yeah, Yelp's Monocle is just meh for now, but the technology they're baby-stepping with is the wave of the future. I'm excited to see what happens!
    10-07-2009 03:54 PM
  11. Tina Whitfield's Avatar
    acrossair augmented reality mobile browser for iPhone is exceptional. Check out the various apps they have... and are building more varieties.
    02-08-2010 04:48 PM
  12. iempty's Avatar
    what is exactly augmented reality ?
    I have a little idea but don't see what it could be on google maps.
    02-12-2010 07:07 AM
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