APP WATCH: Yellow Pages iPhone app now uses augmented reality

The already popular Yellow Pages application for the iPhone has now been spruced up to include augmented reality. For those unfamiliar with this rather cool tool, it enables you to hold up your phone with the camera viewer and see particular things highlighted on screen. In the case of the Yellow Pages app, this means that you'll be shown the closest businesses to your exact location, making them even easier to find.

 

While looking directly at the screen, a variety of yellow boxes will appear indicating that there is a particular business there. Press on one of these boxes and the address, phone number, opening hours and website of the business will be displayed. Utilising the iPhone's GPS and compass, you can even swivel 360° taking in any businesses behind you.

The app will even show businesses on adjacent streets or any hidden behind a corner. You can also change the distance that the app will search through to limit the number of results given.

 

The Yellow Pages iPhone app, which has a database of two million businesses is available for free, but is only compatible with the Apple iPhone 3GS.

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