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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. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Sweet!!!
    1. 360psp's Avatar
      360psp -
      Ok this is had to do nothing showed up 4 me,
      wait is this only for iphone 3GS?
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      So cool
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      just shake it alot, its supposed to be three shakes but I had to shake endlessly
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      ^yeah right, thats what you guys always say.
      more than 3 times and your doing more than trying to get a eater egg, lmao
    1. smuggler's Avatar
      smuggler -
      Quote Originally Posted by 360psp View Post
      Ok this is had to do nothing showed up 4 me,
      wait is this only for iphone 3GS?
      did you read the article?
    1. 360psp's Avatar
      360psp -
      Is this only for iphone 3GS or 3G also???
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      only 3GS
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      ya, it was sweet until i shook my phone so hard i threw it across the room haha...damn thing still isnt popping up. Did someone steal my 3gs and replace it with a 3g????
    1. smuggler's Avatar
      smuggler -
      i shook really, really hard, and instead of monocle popping up, i felt a strange but euphoric sensation in my private area, and then monocle popped up
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      lmao. It's cool but not easy to use
    1. rryyddeerr's Avatar
      rryyddeerr -
      really gotta shake the crap out of it for like ten seconds
    1. smuggler's Avatar
      smuggler -
      Quote Originally Posted by 360psp View Post
      Is this only for iphone 3GS or 3G also???
      have you read the part in the article where it specifically explains it only works for the 3gs?
    1. c0mpguru's Avatar
      c0mpguru -
      I keep shaking and shaking my 3GS but it's not popping up! I'm afraid to shake it any more because I feel I'm gonna toss my phone.
    1. Dub's Avatar
      Dub -
      Try shaking more front to back, less side to side.
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by smuggler View Post
      i shook really, really hard, and instead of monocle popping up, i felt a strange but euphoric sensation in my private area, and then monocle popped up
      Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
      ^yeah right, thats what you guys always say.
      more than 3 times and your doing more than trying to get a eater egg, lmao
      See, that's what I'm sayin'
    1. lgreenberg's Avatar
      lgreenberg -
      can not get it to work.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Quote Originally Posted by c0mpguru View Post
      I keep shaking and shaking my 3GS but it's not popping up! I'm afraid to shake it any more because I feel I'm gonna toss my phone.
      Try yelling "Shake, shake, shake!" when you do it. Someone told me that worked for him.
    1. lgreenberg's Avatar
      lgreenberg -
      I got it.

      Hold it vertically.

      Shake 3 times HARD.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Did you try shaking it?