Mobilizy - Wikitude

Price: Free

There may be an increasing number of augmented reality applications around right now, including the much hyped Layar, but most of them feel like beta versions and aren’t all that useful. Wikitude may also be less than a fully polished product, but unlike many of the other options it is actually worth using.

Like other augmented reality browsers the software overlays information on a live camera view of the real world. As you pan around you’ll see icons for different types of information that you can tap on to open and read. It’s a bit like having a virtual tour guide to hand.

Wikitude draws its information from a range of sources including Wikipedia, Twitter, Gowalla, YellowMap and However, you can easily select which sources you’d like to use and which you’d prefer to ignore. Along with the main information sources, there are some more specialised ones such as the Irish Pubs Worldwide database, should you be feeling a little bit thirsty. Naturally there’s a search option, as well as the ability to bookmark landmarks and locations.


The cam view can be a little bit sluggish on slower devices, but Wikitude is still a useful resource to have on your phone.


August 19, 2014, 5:30 pm

I did not load this app because it wants access to things that should be none of its business. eg,Device and App History,Contacts and Caledar,Photo and media files, Wi fi connection info. If someone can explain why it needs this access I might reconsider.

Alan Smith

April 7, 2016, 10:13 pm

What annoys me is this websites tactic of creating more hits by spreading out a short article over many pages to generate more hits- shameful. At the very least give the option to see all of the bits on a single page.

Kathleen Heath

September 13, 2016, 3:40 pm

All apps want personal information, that's just the way it is these days. Marketing tools I guess and hopefully not snooping.

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