Augmented Reality, where virtual data is overlaid on real scenery, is all the rage on Android and a lesser extent on the iPhone, but the lack of Windows Mobile devices with Digital Compasses have back this field.
With the arrival of the Samsung Omnia 2 however, which not only has a digital compass, but also has this fully documented with a public API, this is no longer a barrier, leading to the development of the first real Augmented Reality app, OMPASS – World Cities for the Samsung Omnia 2.
HyongaSoft has developed the app, which can display the directions of different cities, along with information regarding their respective countries and distances.
A Pro version will have a â€œcity lifeâ€ feature, which can display theatre, shopping, road, subway and other local information.
We can expect to hear more about the app in about 1 monthâ€™s time.