Video: Nokia Live View augmented reality browser (experimental from Beta Labs) demoed on N8

| July 12, 2011 | 9 Replies

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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  • Neil

    I was just about to write and tell you about this, downloading it now.

  • Really nice app, Nokia should develop new apps like these.

    • beefiron

      They do, they are. Keep an eye on Beta Labs and you’ll see that Nokia are constantly turning out innovative and interesting apps.

      • Ninja


        • feanor12

          Totally agree with all 3 of you!! 【ツ】

      • Cocco Bill

        Beta Labs, probably the best part of Nokia. Props to them.

  • Nokia apps are excellent. Thanks Nokia.

  • Dave

    Downloaded, installed and tested.

    Cracking little application, remember hearing about things like this being available in Japan years back, good to see a usable, practical application.

    Does some rather strange things with locations, but distances seem about right.

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