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Layar is a mobile "augmented reality" (added reality) app. Augmented Reality is the adding of additional information to direct real images. For mobile apps, this means that, there is an additional layer of digital information is displayed on the image via the camera of the phone on the screen is projected.

For example, information about a particular building are accessed by the camera of the phone in the direction of that building.

UPDATE: Since 2012, Layar is not the original app that provides additional information about the surrounding area on the screen can be displayed.

The company is developing an app that allows users to additional information or links to websites can see by the phone on a page in a magazine. The pages in magazines that can be made can be identified by the small Layar icon.

Layar is an augmented reality app from Dutch soil. The company is based in Amsterdam. Layar an app to be developed in which the digital information on the screen of a smartphone may be obtained by the camera of the phone on an object to focus on. With the help of GPS and the built-in compass of the smartphone, Layar determine where the camera focused.

External developers are allowed to "Layers" to create and offer. Among others, there is a Layer available from Funda by which information about houses in sale can be requested. With the Layer "Schiphol Flights" of information can be displayed on the aircraft at that time about the Netherlands fly. There is also a Layer to the nearest atm to find it, and so on.

The free Layar app is available for iPhone and Android.

Layar has the following characteristics:

  • free augmented reality app for smartphones
  • available for Android and iPhone
  • choose from many different Layers through which digital information is displayed on the screen can be (for example, the Funda Layer)

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You can free download Layar and safe install the latest trial or new full version for Windows 10 (x32, 64 bit, 86) from the official site.

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