Augmented Reality and Visual Search

I’ve been playing around with some augmented reality applications on my iPhone lately. I recommend Layar or Wikitude that are both free. Layar has a search application: I submit a query and then look through the iPhone camera.Layar: Augmented Reality

If I’m in Toronto and searching for apartments for rent – I just look through my camera using Layar. If I am backpacking through the Rocky Mountains I can open Wikitude. Using GPS and the compass it can tell me the locate different peaks when I look through the camera.

Google also just realised a visual search for android devices – which uses some of the same concepts:

Imagine when we can build this technology into glasses. As you walk down the street you will be able to customize layers of technology with reality. siiick