x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Augmented reality apps

"Augmented reality" refers to the layering of information on the screen of a mobile phone, adding semi-transparent objects to the view you can see through the lens of your phone's camera.

It's like real life, only better. "Augmented reality" refers to the layering of information on the screen of a mobile phone, adding semi-transparent objects to the view you can see through the lens of your phone's camera. This might mean directions to the nearest bus stop or a local restaurant review. Thanks to the boom in iPhones, which are equipped with a camera, compass and GPS, travellers can now download a wide range of applications or "apps" that rely on this technology. So, you can think about leaving that guidebook at home.

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