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Pete McK

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Nearest Wiki
« on: June 07, 2012, 11:13:08 AM »
www.acrossair.com

This program turns your smartphone into a guidebook. Like the apps Cal and Lyle have described, it uses the phones inbuilt camera. By simply pointing your camera at an interesting building the display will bring up a label with its name and a brief description. Tap name and fuller details and history are displayed.

Neat ;)

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Re: Nearest Wiki
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012, 10:53:15 AM »
Are you using this app in the UK Pete and if so, how reliable have you found it so far?

Pete McK

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Re: Nearest Wiki
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 03:37:36 PM »
Emma bought it for our most recent trip to the Smoke and it is very impressive.

You around this weekend for a catch up?

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Re: Nearest Wiki
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2012, 04:05:05 PM »
Bought this and Pete’s recommendation ‘Nearest Wiki’ to test in the United States this week.

These apps are effectively information portals in AR (Augmented Reality). I referred to AR in the UNM with SVT for handheld satnavs. Earlier this year I used a beta model employing SVT for the first time, and believe that when they are fully developed and commercially available they will be the next paradigm shift in this technology.
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Re: Nearest Wiki
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2012, 10:19:47 AM »
Hmm, I think I recognise the core recognition technology they might be using on this - www.mobileacuity.com  ....just for my own interest, I'll ask!