Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Enhanced Reality

The on-line edition of the Dutch-language magazine Emerce is reporting that the ING Bank has done a deal with the Austrian company of Mobilizy which allows you to find the nearest ATM machine on your G1 phone from where you're standing. ING banks are marked on a map with the orange-lion logo of the bank, but other banks are shown too with a generic logo. The app runs on the Google G1 Android mobiles that are starting to roll out here. But playing with it lead me to the Austrian company's demo of what else the software can do. Further down the road I see all kinds of interesting possibilities if broadcasters couple their content databases with apps like this. By pointing the camera in the phone to an object, the device displays any information it knows about what it sees.

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