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  • Augmented Reality Hits USA with Yelp

    No need to be jealous of international iPhone 3GS users in Paris and London, augmented reality has made it state side! Yelp hid an easter egg in their application update released yesterday that is able to activate their augmented reality or "Monocle" mode. Sadly this appears to only be for the iPhone 3GS, not for iPhone 3G or 2G users.

    Download Yelp off the App Store (free), shake your iPhone 3GS 3 times (in my case repeatedly really hard) and eventually you will get a nice notice informing you that

    Awesome. The augmented reality floodgates have opened!

    Update: Been playing with this a bit now, its difficult to use. All the little places to tap on shake around a lot. Maybe my hand shakes to much. Either way it is really cool but needs to be updated with better implementation.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Augmented Reality Hits USA with Yelp started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 51 Comments
    1. toyvan's Avatar
      toyvan -
      this really sucks...glad it was free!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Its not very good at all.
    1. swifty7's Avatar
      swifty7 -
      Quote Originally Posted by choihyun View Post
      if the places are really hard to see does that just mean there farther away?

      i shook it 3 times, looked at my phone for 2 seconds, then shook it one more time and it popped up for me lol
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      Works in the UK also.
    1. kaitlyn2004's Avatar
      kaitlyn2004 -
      I don't.... get this?

      If I hold my phone vertically, "North" is completely off. It's only right when I have the phone camera facing the floor. Is the compass supposed to work in a vertical fashion - cause it doesn't for me!
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Coolest news I've read all week.

      Works AWESOME!!
    1. mdc929's Avatar
      mdc929 -
      this whole thread was hilarious by the way but still havent got it to work on my 3GS this was gonna be my cool guy feature of the night
      no such luck

      mwahaha i fixed it!! did a weird arm motion and rotated it and it popped up after a soft shake or two
      cool guy feature back on
    1. river0's Avatar
      river0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dub View Post
      Try shaking more front to back, less side to side.
      After 15 minutes of nothing but wrist cramps, I flicked tilted my 3GS front to back 3 times and POOF! Monocle! Thanks for putting me out my misery!
    1. mrguy's Avatar
      mrguy -
      hey everybody u know what???
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      You got it?
    1. vegasmalone's Avatar
      vegasmalone -
      Does anyone know how to get yelp augmented reality to work on 3.0.1? THanks!