Posted by: Frank | June 20, 2009

The Next Step

One of the reasons why I like Android and I am sticking with it despite it’s shortcomings is that it has so many capabilities just waiting for developers to exploit. Clearly an important one of those capabilities is the GPS and compass, which can be used to develop augmented reality applications. Imagine that instead of having somone or something tell you that the restroom was ahead of you and to the right you could hold up your phone and it showed you using the phone’s camera exactly where the restroom was. Or imagine being able to hold your phone up to the night sky and have it show you the names of the stars and constellations that you are looking at. These are examples of the next step in mobile application development that is happening right now.

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