Yo dawg I heard you liked learning apps…

| July 8, 2010

Mix the physical word with a sprinkle of virtual data, spread it onto a mobile device and what do you have? A recipe for augmented reality, that’s what.

For those of you who check-in using the location-based social networking app, Foursquare, there’s a new feature for you to check out: location layers.

So far, the Independent Film Channel (IFC) and the Huffington Post have signed up to push location-relevant information to users who opt-in to the service. Imagine checking into your favorite bubble tea joint and finding that just 2 blocks away there’s a protest going on or a new theater’s been screening some interesting films.
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App developers have been very creative in getting augment reality (AR) mobile. A layer of information can be displayed over maps, video, even [pictures of] people!

Check out Wikitude, the app that’s soon to put tour guides out of business. For more futuristic apps, click here.

Learning has never been so… dimensional!