Augmented Reality apps are about to become the HUGE rage on the iPhone. Why?
They demo well.
What are they? These are new apps that use the iPhone 3GS’s camera, compass, accelerometer to overlay data on real life. You point your iPhone down the street in New York, for instance, and it shows you where the closest subway stop is.
The problem is, this will make you look like a total dork.
I’m cool with that!
Why talk about these apps today? The first one shipped today. Here’s some good articles about the trend.
The augmented reality blog is covering the trend.
So, what can we do about the usability and the dorky factor? Well, NRU shows off an augmented reality app that works well as both a regular iPhone app that you can hold flat, as well as one that you hold up in front of you.
Cool deal. I can’t wait to look like a dork, though. Shoot me.