Video: Nokia City Lens for Nokia Lumia: Augmented Reality Browser (Beta)

| May 8, 2012 | 11 Replies

Jason Walsh from Nokia shares this presentation of Nokia City Lens. This lets you explore and discover things around you – apparently not just in an arbitrary way but showing you what’s actually around you. It’s not anything particularly new to me, but I do applaud them on this style of presentation that shows off what something does.

It’s pretty nice how you can get various views, from augmented reality to standard map mode by simply moing your phone from one plane to another. No tapping in menus or waiting for things to load.


Nokia City Lens instantly connects you to all of the places you’re looking for—and even more importantly—gets you there exactly when and how you want to. Now available on Nokia Betalabs.

Just landed in town and looking for a good restaurant? Interested in checking out the local museum or theater? Time to hit the nearest transit station to catch a ride uptown? No longer is finding your chosen destination a hassle—whether you’re in a new city or your hometown.

Now you can simply launch Nokia City Lens on your phone to easily find all the places you want to go. City Lens instantly reveals what you’re looking for on your phone’s camera display, no matter if it’s down the street or just around the corner.

You simply tap your chosen destination on your screen to conveniently access walking directions, make a reservation, or learn more detailed information about the locale.



Category: Applications, Nokia, Windows Phone

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  • Rebbe

    Really nice app!! Enough locations, could be more… Should be integrated with the search button and replace local scout for non US users.

  • Wow.. just wow.. Nokia is back in game!

  • Gmb

    Nokia city lens ad is the best I have ever seen and should be used as a commercial. You show the phone, you show the ap, you show the feature., you explain very clearly and precisely. This type of spot should be used in commercials for all sorts of functions that differentiate Nokia. This will create brand awareness instantly, not a beta test comm.

  • Andreas

    I used it the other day on my N8 to find an ATM. It worked really good!


    wow nokia’s been busy lately, (understatement im sure)

  • Symbian version please. Thanks. 🙂

    • Dave

      You are aware this is a port of the Symbian version, which has been in betalabs available already for some time ? (didn’t see any sarcasm tag 🙂

      Works fine on my N8 (I also didn’t realize it existed until this article).

      • Oh, of course not, your Royal Highness, how could I have?

        Douchebags kept me from it. 😉 /s

        • Dave

          The guy 2 comments up saying he used it on his N8?

  • DesR85

    Cool app. Might give it a go once it is out of beta and in the Marketplace. 😉