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
We don’t use our smartphones like we used to and telecommunication providers have struggled to let go of their old business model: making money on minutes, texts and internet usage. That’s why *Bliep, a new provider in the Netherlands, came up with a prepaid SIM card that allows you to use unlimited data and send SMS’ for €0,50 per day. Calling is slightly more expensive, but as young people don’t necessarily use their phones to make calls, its an interesting alternative for them.
By connecting to the vehicle‘s diagnostic system,“ecoRoute HD“ monitors vehicle performance and provides detailed system data. The data can be transferred from your car to your satnav or to your smartphone. It also provides fuel savings, as it gives more accurate fuel consumption data.