'Layar Reality Browser' Returns to App Store

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    Augmented reality firm Layar today announced that its iPhone application Layar Reality Browser has reappeared in the App Store after a several-month absence. The much-anticipated application capable of utilizing the camera, GPS, and digital compass on the iPhone 3GS to superimpose data on top of live video had been released last October but was pulled in December for a complete rebuild after users reported a number of issues with the application.
    Layar Reality Browser is a free application compatible with only the iPhone 3GS, due to its reliance on the device's digital compass (not present in earlier models) for orientation and information display.

    Article Link: 'Layar Reality Browser' Returns to App Store
     
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    Good news. I submitted this article hours ago!
     
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    Cant wait to see if this thing actualy works.
     
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    Me neither, looks interesting, now that I have a 3GS:)

    Must be the timezone difference, lol
     
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    is it possible to download even though i have a 3G. I mean, can i have it on itunes just in case if it ever goes from a free app to a paid one? I know i can't use it on a 3G but im wondering if i can just have it on itunes just in case
     
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    I've used the earlier version a few times, was lucky enough to grab it before it was pulled

    Is quite impressive
     
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    Yes, just so long as you dl it on iTunes (since it just won't allow you to on the iPhone itself). I tried it before for a bunch of 3GS-only apps before I upgraded, and it gave me an error.
     
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    I must agree. I loved the app. I didn't even know that it had been pulled. I'm going to have to get the update.
     
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    just curious, why was it pulled ?


    ...still waiting for Google Voice app to come back...
     
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    The concept of this app will revolutionize the iPhone platform.

    I say "concept" because it's still theirs to lose.
     
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    hopefully other developers will start doing this kind of apps so we'll going to have more to choose from
     
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    I installed this app last night and this morning tried it out - it works surprisingly well

    The local layer feature allows you to enter a keyword - I was amazed as dots appeared on the radar for things like swimming, skiing, bank etc with links then provided with contact details - all in a semi-rural area of Scotland.

    Excellent app.
     
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    Typical MacRumors. Not one sentence in the article on what it does. Far more concerned with the drama of being removed the from App Store now rebuilt with a vengeance.

    If its even worth buying, I'd have no idea since that doesn't seem to matter, just that its back.
     
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    Buying? It's free just give it a try and you will then know for yourself.
     
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    Just downloaded on my 3G and it downloaded and installed fine, DLing in prep for new hardware in June *fingers crossed*
     
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    Agreed. I really like the app and wasn't aware either that it had disappeared. Further, I never had any "issues" with the app so I don't specifically know why it was pulled.
     
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    Umm... RTFA?

    Not to mention, it wasn't PULLED from the app store by Apple, they pulled it because it was sub-par. From their blog @ http://layar.com/layar-will-be-back-on-the-iphone-soon/

     
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    There are a few more actually: Robotvision is a good one. Yelp has augmented reality also.
     
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    Now that I have tried it I can say its pretty good. Needs time to mature. Should be able to turn on all layers at once though maybe you can and I havet found it yet. Should also be able to filter to your tastes.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.1-update1; en-gb; Nexus One Build/ERE27) AppleWebKit/530.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/530.17)

    Its not a bad little app. I could see it being useful when on holiday somewhere new.

    Out of interest, how well does it work for the 3g iPhones without the compass? I'm assuming it uses the compass on the 3gs to determine which direction you are facing.
     
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    I think they state that it is not for use on a 3G although you can download and install it.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.1-update1; en-gb; Nexus One Build/ERE27) AppleWebKit/530.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/530.17)

    Aah, thanks. I'll check out the description when I'm in front of my Mac!
     
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    This app looks really good but ultimately it is whether the data it stores is sufficient or relevant enough for the user. I haven't seen any information that would be useful to me at this point.
     

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