Layar Reality Browser

Layar Reality Browser

Company: Layar
Price: Free

Layar is an augmented reality browser that’s able to superimpose useful information about nearby services over the top of a live image from your phone’s camera. You choose the type of information you want to view by selecting and deselecting layers, which are essentially databases of information.
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For example, there’s a layer that covers train stations and another that contains a list of Irish bars! The latest version of the application now also has a 'stream' view. Instead of waiting for you to actually search for stuff nearby, it simply creates a stream of relevant information and presents it as a text list with a compass view at the top.
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You can also limit the information displayed by adjusting the number of kilometres from your location that searches should cover.

Verdict

Layar used to be pretty much a novelty app, but it’s fast developing into something that’s really rather useful.

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