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iPhone Camera View of the World


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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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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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