Wired has an interesting survey of current state of the art in Augmented Reality. They are finally taking notice of this killer app for Smartphones. Let’s hope location data becomes useful worldwide. And let’s hope some enterprising iPhone developers create the Killer App for the iPhone as soon as humanly possible. There needs to be a mashup with the iPhone video camera, Google Maps and Google Search. All done in a nice seamless iPhone App interface.
Already, developers are creating augmented reality applications and games for a variety of smartphones, so your phone’s screen shows the real world overlaid with additional information such as the location of subway entrances, the price of houses, or Twitter messages that have been posted nearby.
via If You’re Not Seeing Data, You’re Not Seeing | Gadget Lab | Wired.com.