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
Communities have often been used to make people feel better when things go wrong. Moodscape takes this concept online. It is a new kind of social networking site that tracks your moods. It uses this information to create graphs of your emotional state which can be shared with trusted friends. It has been said to improve people’s mood and even help with depression.
ZOMM is a Bluetooth key ring that prevents you from forgetting your mobile phone. It starts to vibrate and light up when it gets too far from your mobile phone. Additionally it manages incoming calls and comes with a pre-installed “panic button” for emergencies.