mic_888 · May 23, 2010 at 12:52 am

Augmented Reality Navigation comes to Android

If you’ve been impressed with the recent augmented reality apps for Android but have not found much use for them, you might want to take a look at Wikitude Drive.

Posted by XDA forum member djbrutale, Wikitude Drive is the first navigation system based on augmented reality for your Android device!

Developed by Mobilizy Research & Development group in Salzburg, Wikitude Drive is a light weight navigational system and works by overlaying point to point directions on a camera-view – without the need for maps.  The app also provides the option to toggle to a traditional 3D map view by pressing the screen.

Currently only available in the US, and supporting the metric system, Wikitude Drive was available for download in the Market for beta testing but the download limit has now been reached.

A few XDA members appear to have been lucky enough to participate in the beta testing, so to join the discussion and keep up to date with progress, visit the forum thread.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

mic_888

mic_888 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I've been around XDA since 2007 when I bought the HTC Touch, well things have moved on a lot since then, and I've tried my hand at developing for WM and Android (still learning), but wanted to contribute more by becoming a News Writer for XDA. I write mainly Android articles, and some Windows Mobile. We're always sifting through the masses of threads for front page news, but do let me or the other guys know if you think anything is newsworthy including any breaking news! View mic_888's posts and articles here.
Pulser_G2 · May 28, 2015 at 05:52 pm · 2 comments

Devs Beware – Automatic Backup Privacy Risks

One new feature of "Android M" (speculation on potential names welcomed on the back of a postcard) which gained little attention at Google I/O so far was the introduction of a new, automatic backup feature for application data. Obviously, it's still early days yet, though you can download the developer preview (if you're brave!), so we can't be sure of the final implementation, but there are a few gotchas here that developers should be aware of. Automation The first is...

XDA NEWS
Mathew Brack · May 28, 2015 at 05:19 pm · 3 comments

Android M to Bring New App Drawer

It has now been seen that Android M will receive a new app drawer as part of the stock launcher. The first four icons you will see in your drawer now will be automatically updated to represent your recently used applications. Whether or not this will be directly based on those apps seen in your recent apps menu or uses a combination of that and your most frequently used apps remains to be seen. Below this is the start of a standard...

XDA NEWS
Emil Kako · May 28, 2015 at 04:07 pm · 4 comments

Which IO Announcement Are You Most Excited About?

The keynote we had all been waiting for has just ended and it's time to enjoy all the new Android goodies! Google announced tons of awesome new stuff today so there is definitely a lot to check out. Let us know which Google IO announcement you're most excited about and why in the comments below.

DISCUSS
Share This