In your FACE, iPhone users! Layar's latest update, 3.5, has been released first for Android phones. It includes the new 'stream' feature, which offers up augmented reality information based on your location, without a search entry needed.
Armed with either an iPhone or Android, hundreds of Amsterdam residents are expected to converge on Dam Square tomorrow at 2pm for the first ever augmented reality flashmob. Darth Vader, Superman and various other characters will be making super-special appearances.
After it was pulled in December due to some bugs, Layar is back in the App Store, available for iPhone 3GS users.
The new big feature of Layar 3.0 is 3D objects. But what I like most is the new point of interest story-telling and guided tours. Especially the Beatles Tour in London, which leads you through 42 locations in the city.
Augmented reality. It's definitely a buzz phrase, but what is it, exactly? How do you experience it? Is there an app for it? Oh, most definitely. Here are 10.
Layar, the first camera-based AR app to really blow us (or anyone) away, has quietly slipped into the App Store. As with the Android version, the app overlays all kinds of information onto a live view of the world around you.
Layar combines GPS, camera, and compass to identify your surroundings and overlay information on screen, in real time. It is available for Android now and it will be available for iPhone soon, but exclusively for the 3GS.