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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.
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