Brightkite & Layar take you through the looking glass to see your friends in a new dimension.

Brightkite & Layar take you through the looking glass to see your friends in a new dimension.

August 17th, 2009

Brightkite already lets you see what your friends are doing in two dimensions – in a customizable real-time stream and in a map view. We’ve now partnered with Layar to add a third dimension. Using the Layar Augmented Reality Browser, you can now look at the world around you through your phone’s camera, and see your friends’ posts, photos and locations superimposed exactly where they were made. As you turn the phone around, you see the posts to each side and behind you.

Want to know where everyone is? Just point your camera at the world and see who’s where.

Want to know what people thought of the bar in front of you? Just point your phone at it, and see the comments and photos people have left in the past.

Can’t remember which restaurant you liked last time? Just point your phone and see what you said about each.

Don’t believe us? Check out the video, or get out your android phone and give it a try.

Alice laughed, “There’s no use trying,” she said, “one can’t believe impossible things.”

“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

Brightkite Augmented Reality from Brightkite on Vimeo.

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Robert Fisher

  • 375 weeks ago

Wow this is awesome! Is about time that video cameras on phones are used for something else, took a little while to get something like this out.

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  1. Hunt
  • 375 weeks ago

How about for iPhone????

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Devin Anderson

  • 375 weeks ago

I was actually surprised to see it this soon. But yeah, my first question was also when will the iphone app have it. I guess it would have to be on the 3gs and since that just came out a couple months ago it might take a while yet.

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Mike Shaub

  • 374 weeks ago

Someone please tell me I'm wrong, but I thought the iPhone SDK didn't allow for this type of app. I hope it does.

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theKENnection

  • 371 weeks ago

x3! Eagerly awaiting the iPhone 3G S release of this feature! Please tell me it's on its way...

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Bunn

  • 371 weeks ago

Wow!! This is pretty amazing. I actually thought this was some kind of gag at first, but it is just another case of some really awesome technology. Great job on this!!!

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Brightkite Blog » Brightkite Augmented Reality comes to your iPhone!

[...] months ago we stepped through the looking glass with our first foray in Augmented Reality with the Layar app for Android. All you envious iPhone [...]

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Russ

  • 361 weeks ago

I dont have this on my adroid phone, can anyone help me

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Shared Shares

  • 315 weeks ago

sometimes it makes me feel a bit creepy when i come to think about all those abilities the modern technologies give us)) like you are always watched)) but of course I won't deny that this ability can be really useful.

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Jack

  • 305 weeks ago

It's an amazing feat -- this point we've reached in our technological age. It makes me so happy to be apart of it.

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  • 300 weeks ago

It's quite hard to find a good site. And I think I am lucky enough to have come here. The posts are doing great and full of good insights. I would be glad to keep on coming back here to check for a new update.

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Samsone

  • 299 weeks ago

The people pushing for this are not in touch with the pitfalls or the ramifications of these actions. Bring back the three R's of education and then apply technology to those skills. America will then rise to its' potential as never before. 1 3 dimethylamylamine

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angel

  • 292 weeks ago

Wow! I can never imagine this apps were possible 10 years ago! And here I am reading about it :0 Now I got to install it on my iPhone 4.

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Marcus

  • 291 weeks ago

I can't even imagine where tehcnology will take us in the next decade, or even the decades to come. Will we be colonizing space or slaves to an alien race? Only time will tell.

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