APP WATCH: IBM?s augmented reality application


Wimbledon kicks off next week, meaning Pimms, strawberries and cream, Andy Murray crashing out in the semi-finals and augmented reality. Don’t adjust your monitor reader’s, we did indeed say augmented reality. IBM has introduced the world’s first augmented reality application for the iPhone that will ensure visitors to SW19 get the very most out of their visit. The ‘IBM Seer’ app, which is also available on Android devices will provide live location-based video streams so users will be able to point their phone towards centre court for example and see the action on their handset. There are also 90 points of interest to explore, all of which will be displayed with virtual icons on your phone depending on your exact location. It works by a process of geo-tagging, with the app recognising where you are and then displaying the relevant information.
Other features include up-to-the-second scores, venue and transport information, the quickest routes to the food and drinks stands and even a live video stream of the taxi ranks so that you know when the best time to leave and avoid the queues is.
The IBM Seer application is available for free for the iPhone and Android devices, from the iTunes App Store and the Android Market.
Click below to watch a hands-on demo of the app.

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