Personal tour guide
Layar is a free Augmented Reality app for iPhone and Android smart phones. Layar will use your camera to display layer specific information about your surroundings via a transparent filter.
Why it matters
Adopted and adapted by tourism boards all over Europe, this app is the ultimate tourist guide. Will apps like this one-day replace traditional tour guides and books as people can carry their own personal tour guide in their pocket for free?
18. August 2010
This fall a parking system called Trafficpass will be introduced in the Austrian market. Trafficpass provides a cash-free and ticket-free paying solution that allows people to have pre-paid accounts, which are debited whenever they park in selected car parks. This means consumers no longer have to worry about having the right change on them when they need to park.
Bananity is a social media site based on a user’s personal taste. People define their taste by what they love and hate. They give their opinion about everything and anything from thousands of categories: movies, TV programmes, music, places, feelings, etc. The site also suggests recommendations and connects users with similar preferences. The community is actually on a beta site, but more than 2,000 users have already expressed their opinion on it.