There’s no questioning that Augmented Reality (AR) is a hot and up-coming technology – I’m thinking it will be definitely be huge one day in the future with ideal apps emerging in local government, tourism, real estate, and other hot sectors. Once developer has rolled out a simple AR app that enables iPhone users to locate their parked car using AR – enter AR: Augmented Car Finder by AugmentedWorks.
The app is pretty simple, the user leaves a mark or way point, identifying his/her car location/parking spot. when it comes time to return simply fire up the app, look through the lense, and get direction and distance information leading you back to your parked car – A nice idea. the app is fine, basic, although in my mind the UI is a little bit cumbersome so reading the instructions is a must, for example, a button option called “Geo Travel” really doesn’t mean anything to me nor do I have a clue what to do with it. A nice first effort though. See iTunes Shop