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MacRumors
Aug 15, 2013, 09:21 AM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/08/Screen-Shot-2013-08-15-at-1.43.39-AM.pngAugmented reality service Layar (https://www.layar.com/products/app/) has released an update for its iOS app today, bringing a complete redesign to the app as well as the ability to archive AR content for later viewing. The app also includes an integrated QR code scanner and a refined Geo Layer interface that allows the user to find points of interest within a physical location.

ZR4eSmmPCxgScan print materials enhanced with Layar to view rich digital experiences right on top! Then be amazed as extra digital content appears, allowing you to interact with your world in a whole new way!
Layar was one of the most prominent early apps (http://www.macrumors.com/2009/06/16/layar-shows-augmented-reality-possibilities-on-iphone-3g-s/) to take advantage of support for augmented reality features enabled by Apple in iPhone OS 3.1 back in 2009. Layar (http://appshopper.com/reference/layar-reality-browser) is a free download in the App Store. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id334404207?mt=8)]

Article Link: Augmented Reality App 'Layar' Updates with New Design, Archivable AR Content (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/08/15/augmented-reality-app-layar-updates-with-new-design-archivable-ar-content/)



JaySoul
Aug 15, 2013, 09:23 AM
Remember trying it when it first came out, but nothing was really poppin' off back then.

Interested to see how it has progressed, might check it out.

Madmic23
Aug 15, 2013, 09:37 AM
That must be really awkward for that lady to try to read the newspaper through her smartphone.
She should probably just go to that newspapers website on her phone. :)

Mad Mac Maniac
Aug 15, 2013, 09:41 AM
I remember back when everybody thought augemented reality would be huge. haha.

nagromme
Aug 15, 2013, 10:05 AM
Most of that video's examples are very conventional 2D content called up using the camera. Glorified QR codes. And you'd be better off viewing that content full-screen, once detected, rather than superimposed on the camera feed.

The really cool AR stuff is 3D content integrated with the 3D world, where there's a reason to keep seeing through the camera at the same time. (There's just a bit of that in the latter half of the video.)

ThunderSkunk
Aug 15, 2013, 10:16 AM
Could be cool.

But all I keep seeing it deliver is more advertising.

Needs a use people actually want. Gaming, entertainment, porn, etc...

jonnysods
Aug 15, 2013, 10:23 AM
Seems really cool. Wonder how close it will be to reality.

The guy was using a Nexus 4 - on my Nexus, the battery would drop 40% if I scanned a milk carton and watched a video (until I rooted it)

iLilana
Aug 15, 2013, 01:44 PM
While cool this doesn't really serve a need or purpose does it?

bchery21
Aug 15, 2013, 04:00 PM
Remember trying it when it first came out, but nothing was really poppin' off back then.

Interested to see how it has progressed, might check it out.

Same here. I might check this out as well, see how far it has come...

heutusops
Aug 15, 2013, 04:06 PM
awesome:eek:! really different and great. downloading it right now:D

TheRealTVGuy
Aug 15, 2013, 04:53 PM
I hope the Google Goggles (or glass or whatever they call it) work the same way. Plus, if it tracks your eyes, you could look at the movie poster, watch the trailer, and purchase the tickets all HANDS FREE! Without having to hold your phone at arms length. (My biggest complaint about FaceTime...)

mcdspncr
Aug 15, 2013, 11:16 PM
AR is where Google Glass will excel