Wednesday, September 5, 2012

City Lens

At  its Windows Phone 8 event in New York City, Nokia not only showed off its flagship Lumia 920, it also showed off some of Nokia’s unique Windows Phone apps and features, including its new PureView Camera and Nokia City Lens technologies.
Nokia’s City Lens is an augmented reality (AR) application that allows users to find things to do — and get more information about a location — simply by pointing their phone’s camera at a location. all we need is for 200m people to buy the Nokia Lumina to make this work.

Unless there is some common platform where all location information is API'd together (eg wikipedia, foursquare,facebook) Augmented Reality will only work when there is critical mass on a single platform.