First iPhone Augmented Reality Application on the App Store

It’s now confirmed.

Augmented Reality has hit the iPhone app store. And we didn’t even have to wait for OS 3.1.

Presselite apps have been updated with a new Augmented Reality functionality called Your New Eye. This only works with the latest iPhone 3GS (compass needed). If you don’t believe it – check out the quick demo here :


In the words of co-founder Antoine Morcos:

Basically, with this application, you are able to see all the metro and bus stations around you (<1km), and also a lot of Points of Interest (Restaurants, etc.) via Augmented Reality, thanks to the camera.
London Bus is available on AppStore. (More details – screenshots, etc.)
Métro Paris for iPhone is also available here.

How come Apple approved an app that uses a private API ?

Does it really matter as long as it did?

Has Apple opened up?

Will it signal a flood of AR apps on the iPhone app store?

4 Responses

  1. Very good…as long as it isnt a mistake.
    The approval process isnt exactly consistant.

  2. > How come Apple approved an app that uses a private API?
    Not sure.

    > Does it really matter as long as it did?
    Not sure.

    > Has Apple opened up?
    Not sure.

    > Will it signal a flood of AR apps on the iPhone app store?
    If not now, then with 3.1… YES.

    Did it just slip through as Darkflame suggests (and therefore possibly get pulled) ? I doubt it. This app has gotten pre-launch publicity like few others. It’s not like it’s an ‘under-the-radar’ app.

  3. In what way is it confirmed?
    Has someone from our readers tried it out?
    Call me a skeptic, but to my understanding the augmented reality bit is not available in the version that can be downloaded from the appstore. (on the other hand, I don’t have an iPhone either, so I can’t check it).

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