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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. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      Try yelling "Shake, shake, shake!" when you do it. Someone told me that worked for him.
      and if you play this vid it helps

      [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98X3uWGfJS4]YouTube - K.C. and the Sunshine Band - Shake Your Booty[/ame]
    1. Darkhunter130's Avatar
      Darkhunter130 -
      Its cool but needs some work lol
    1. JHoffy1's Avatar
      JHoffy1 -
      I was always told..... If you shake more than twice, it is considered playing with yourself!
    1. Dash-2's Avatar
      Dash-2 -
      Finally got it to work. Just gotta shake the heck out of it. Now it's time for a drive around town to see how it preforms. =D
    1. GregTheWang's Avatar
      GregTheWang -
      Quote Originally Posted by cash7c3 View Post
      just shake it alot, its supposed to be three shakes but I had to shake endlessly
      That's what she said.

      Quote Originally Posted by rryyddeerr View Post
      really gotta shake the crap out of it for like ten seconds
      That's what she said.

      Quote Originally Posted by Dub View Post
      Try shaking more front to back, less side to side.
      That's what she said.

      Quote Originally Posted by lgreenberg View Post
      I got it.

      Hold it vertically.

      Shake 3 times HARD.
      That's what she said.

      Quote Originally Posted by Dash-2 View Post
      Finally got it to work. Just gotta shake the heck out of it. Now it's time for a drive around town to see how it preforms. =D
      That's what she said.
    1. jaxon1023's Avatar
      jaxon1023 -
      so what does this do actually?
    1. hot sause's Avatar
      hot sause -
      i will try it today
    1. ForumSnoBorderRK's Avatar
      ForumSnoBorderRK -
      this is pretty neat.

      just to let you know, facebook 3.0 is out now. update
    1. bluaeon's Avatar
      bluaeon -
      cool... works great!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Just went for a drive with it and it works really well. Kind of hard to click on POIs tho
    1. mrguy's Avatar
      mrguy -
      I been shaking for a good minute, my wrist is about to pop out place if
      I keep going, but nothing yet...
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ Dont worry, you are still young it will happen one day
    1. mrguy's Avatar
      mrguy -
      I'll always be waiting for that day to
      come

      Please everybody don't panic I got it to work
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by mrguy View Post
      I'll always be waiting for that day to
      come

      Please everybody don't panic I got it to work

      lmao. I am glad that you are finally a man

      Congrats!
    1. b4lyph's Avatar
      b4lyph -
      I shook the monkey out of it while I'm at work. My co-woker caught me and thought I was crazy. I got the secret easter egg finally. This thing is AWESOME!! You really do have to shake hard though.
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      Oh yeah! Putting yelp back on my phone now.
    1. Limegrntaln's Avatar
      Limegrntaln -
      "Oh Im gonna wait to upgrade my phone, Apple has really dissappointed me, Its not even an upgrade such a shame" Yeah it sucks till you want something and cant have it.

      Suckers... 3G[S] FTW!!
    1. dunlapface's Avatar
      dunlapface -
      Just wondering. How are you supposed to hold your iPhone while using this? Straight up and down like you would answer a phone call or sideways. And if sideways, which side should the yellow yelp bar be at?
    1. Atomi's Avatar
      Atomi -
      sad that this is only for 3GS BUT hopefully the other apps detects faces without compas LOL
    1. choihyun's Avatar
      choihyun -
      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