Friday, October 02, 2009

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Via: iLounge News - Paris Metro Augmented Reality App Hits App Store

Metro Paris Subway 3.0 from PresseLite has been released onto the App Store with augmented reality features, possibly becoming the first application released to offer such functionality.

Augmented Reality applications utilize the iPhone’s Internet connection, GPS, Compass, and camera to overlay information atop a stream of video showing the user’s surroundings.


Metro Paris Subway Your New Eye features a unique augmented reality functionality (only available to Apple iPhone 3GS users) that enables you to see the nearest stations and POI! Elements located at a distance less than 1km (0,621miles) only will be displayed.





The new version of Metro Paris Subway application has also added the push notification support that allows you to be notified in background, even if you have closed the application. This new feature allows you to receive Paris Metro alerts in real time, when a disrupted line is detected, a notification is automatically sent to your iPhone / iPod Touch.

 

Paris Bus is now available for the first time in the same application via in-app purchase. This option allows you to switch between the underground and bus systems at any time using the same application. This add-on includes the official Paris Buses map from RATP with the key bus routes, locates the nearest bus stations, and also offers a Journey Planner tool.


The application is fully compatible with Google Map. It is now possible to locate the nearest stations from your position on Google Map within the application, each station is represented by a red pin, a popup shows you the distance of localization for each station, and it's updated live via GPS as you walk in the streets of Paris!


It is now possible to add new Point of Interest (POI) databases to Metro Paris Subway application via in-app purchase. These options allow you to activate Food & Drink POI, Restaurants POI, Coffee, Pastry & Ice Cream POI, Leisure POI, and Accommodation POI in all over France. You will be able to locate all nearby POI on Google Map.