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08-26-2009, 04:05 AM #1
First Augmented Reality App Hits App Store
French iPhone developers PresseLite have managed to sneak in the first augmented reality app named Metro Paris Subway into the Apple App Store. If you've been out of "the loop" lately augmented reality is the next big thing where computer generated objects are blended into real-world images in real time. In this particular case the Metro Paris Subway app blends in info about things around the subway when viewing them through the iPhone 3GS (yes only the 3GS -- the app uses both the GPS and the compass).
It is a bit of a surprise that an augmented reality app has some how snuck into the App Store. This is because Apple hasn't provided an open API to access live video from the phone’s camera. Without the open API developers shouldn't be able to do what Metro Paris Subway has already done and still make it through Apple's team of 40 reviewers. They were probably able to sneak it in since the application already existed on the App Store and the augmented reality bits were added with an app update.
Whatever the case may be we should be seeing a lot of applications like this in the very near feature since Apple has said that they will be providing the needed APIs with the iPhone firmware 3.1 update.
Oh, and if any of you are in France please download and share how it works!
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08-26-2009, 04:16 AM #2
yesir, i had posted it in member written news a couple hours ago and was wondering if it had been posted yet, guess not...
I'm wondering, is apple going to kick this app?iPhone 3GS 3.1.2 jailbroken
08-26-2009, 04:18 AM #3
08-26-2009, 04:32 AM #4
yeah true, i just wonder how long until that update (couple weeks/months) when the api's let us do that,iPhone 3GS 3.1.2 jailbroken
08-26-2009, 04:36 AM #5
thats is so freaking cool. wow. 3gs envy for the first time ever.
08-26-2009, 04:48 AM #6
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08-26-2009, 04:50 AM #7
That is great to see AR in the AppStore, but the problem is not that I cannot buy this app because I do have a French, UK, and US iTunes account(s), but that I do not live in Paris and have no way to really test this...I wonder if it will work in the US with familiar signs and billboards or if it uses GPS.
08-26-2009, 05:03 AM #8
let´s hope that the white iphone 3gs won´t get brown by using this app!! xD
think i´m gonna change my iphone into an android phone or some other touchscreen smartphone! any idea? iphone is kinda annying me!
08-26-2009, 08:14 AM #9
whoa thats cool.
wish there was a US one...If i helped you, clicking thanks would be nice
08-26-2009, 08:29 AM #10
what about the "email n walk" app? how does that work?Wanna-be coder/iphone user since '08
08-26-2009, 08:31 AM #11
Very exciting, now let's get these in the US...21.5" iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 l 15" MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 l 17" PowerBook 1.67 GHz
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08-26-2009, 09:03 AM #12
This is pretty cool!!
08-26-2009, 09:28 AM #13
ooh ooh, gimme gimme... If you want to see some other really cool AR stuff check this out. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXt21v8Hjhw]YouTube - The future of pedestrian navigation[/ame] its from the guys that brought RedLaser.This is getting a lil' ridiculous...
08-26-2009, 10:09 AM #14
Iphone truly is an amazing device, no other smart phone can touch it......if only the 3gs had an OLED screen.
08-26-2009, 10:12 AM #15
Cool , if your on foot . Looks like a good app as long as you have 3gs . By the time that thing loads up , I would of had my coffee already .
08-26-2009, 12:21 PM #16
It would be cool if they had one like this for New York
08-26-2009, 03:03 PM #17
looks like a sweet app...only in france?
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08-26-2009, 03:38 PM #18
Definitely the next wave of Map Apps. :-)
08-26-2009, 04:41 PM #19
There's no wonder why the iPhone is the best phone on the market.Android user suffering from iPhone withdraw.
08-26-2009, 05:47 PM #20
This is exiting stuff, can't wait till we have a release here.