There are a lot of apps that change how we perceive the Web’s reality.Â¬â€ We’ve seen Akoha for “social gaming” online and many other sites that create everything from 3-dimensional Web browsing to sound effects for Facebook.Â¬â€ Now, there’s an iPhone app for that.
Well, not those things specifically, but for Web augmentation in general.Â¬â€ WhereMark.com seeks to combine your phone’s camera with real-time data based on what’s being seen.Â¬â€ It uses a variety of technologies to do this, including GPS, to search the ‘Net for information on the location being seen and display it, first person shooter-style, on the bottom of the screen under the image.
The app isn’t officially released yet, but will be soon.
My overly-simplfied explanation above gives the basics, but there is more to this app than just showing you stuff that’s right in front of you.Â¬â€ The video from WhereMark, below, explains this in more detail.
To be honest, the technology for WhereMark isn’t really new, but it’s being utilized in a much more fluid and probably useful way than many of its current competitors such as Wikitude.Â¬â€ The game-like display, the easy-to-follow link icons, and the useful types of information that this video shows WhereMark to be capable of definitely give it a big leg up over others I’ve looked at.
The real question, of course, will come with real-world functionality.Â¬â€ The app will be free to download and use, so it will definitely be worth checking out.