A new experimental prototype application has appeared on Nokia Beta Labs called “Nokia Live View”, an augmented reality type app.
“A new way to easily find information and services on the go
Have you ever wished you could spot the closest restaurant or ATM? Nokia LiveView is a fun and easy way to discover what is around you. Simply launch the app on your phone and LiveView will display the points of interests in the camera viewfinder. Nokia LiveView connects you to what you’re looking for – and more – exactly when and where you want it. With LiveView you can:
- Select your interests in many different categories – LiveView will filter the points of interests and present your choices
- Know your options – get details, read reviews of restaurants and hotels
- Enjoy the place – with one tap you can make a reservation, or navigate to the location via turn by turn walking map”
I’d expect something like this to eventually be integrated in Nokia handsets – perhaps as part of the mapping which already powers turn by turn directions for Nokia Live View.
Would be interesting perhaps to be able to choose augmented reality directions. Just lift up your phone, and see floating arrows running forward and moving to the right to tell you it’s on that street on your right (but seeing it actually in the view finder)
Nokia Beta Labs would love to hear from you with feedback on the product
and any enhancements that you could think of to make this a better product.
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