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iPhone Camera View of the World


Two new apps for viewing Wikipedia entries about physical locations you look at through your iPhone camera are now available in the iTunes store. ReadWriteWeb reports.

Wikitude and Cyclopedia are the names of the apps and both require the new iPhone 3GS. That’s because the 3GS is the first iPhone with an internal compass – Augmented Reality (AR) apps use your phone’s GPS to know where you are and the compass to know which direction you’re looking at. Then these two apps can tell you what you’re looking at that’s written up in Wikipedia. Read how the two different apps compare.”

[via The New York Times]

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Adobe pushes Flash video on mobile devices

adobe_logo.gif Adobe Systems has garnered the support of mobile heavy hitters such as Google, Motorola, Nvidia, Palm, RIM, and Qualcomm for its new Flash Player 10.1 software for smartphones, Netbooks, and other mobile devices. The company plans to announce the support Monday at its developer conference in Los Angeles.

[via CNet]

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Twin Towers seen once more via Augmented Reality iPhone app


A newly released iPhone app, out today (iTunes in the US only) enables anyone in New York, using an AR enabled mobile phone, to see a virtual World Trade Center through the phone’s display.

[via TechCrunch]

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Cityscape LocativeLab.org is Ronald Lenz's research website on locative & mobile media. This is mostly an archive of blogposts I find inspiring and interesting and an overview of my work. I'm a strategist, technologist and researcher in the field of Location-Based Mobile Services and work at Waag Society, a medialab in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where I head the Locative Media research program and at 7scenes, a platform for GPS games and tours as creative director. Picture 4 Find me at Twitter, LinkedIn or via ronald [at] waag [dot] org.

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