AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Millions of Nokia Users Augment Their Reality With New Device Features
Layar, the largest platform in mobile augmented reality, today announced the availability of its Layar Reality Browser on Nokia devices built on the Symbian operating system (OS). Owners of S60 as well as Symbian^3 devices with GPS, front-facing camera, compass and accelerometer can now rediscover the world around them using Layar's augmented reality browser.
"Layar's goal is to continue to bring the AR experience into people's every day lives," said Raimo Van Der Klein, CEO and co-founder of Layar. "By working with one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world, we are able to bring augmented reality to millions of Nokia users worldwide."
With the availability of Layar on Symbian OS devices, users will have access to location-relevant content displayed in real-time as seen through the camera of the mobile phone. Users can download Layar from the OVI store here - http://store.ovi.com/content/73554.
Layar Reality Browser Features
Augmented Reality View
The core feature of the Layar application allows you to see the digital content overlaid on top of the image shown by the phone's camera.
The starting view or the "home page" of the Layar augmented reality browser used to find augmented reality content of all varieties around the user's location.
The Browser View feature enables the user to see the most popular layers, local layers as well as different categories of layers available around them.
Map and List View
Map view enables the user to see points of interest marked on the map relevant to their location. While in the list view, the user will be able to see all the points of interest nearby in a structured list.
Layar Reality Browser is available on the following devices:
- Symbian^3 - Nokia N8, Nokia C7, Nokia C6-01, Nokia E7 - S60 - N97, N97-mini - Note: Users must update their devices with the latest version of the firmware
To learn more about Layar, visit http://www.layar.com