New Intelligent functions are invading our Phones
Geovector is developping New applications around mobility devices and intelligent functions for Mobile Phones.
The company software permits to create 3 D images from a mobile phone picture ,search on internet and indicates details, directions or location of buildings, shops , restaurants , services...
In addition to the softare, a GPS Chip and a Compass are installed on the Phone.
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Select "Parking" and it will display all parking places around and give you direction in 3 D - Select "Bakery " and get ready to bring back "the french Baguette " back home tonight.
other intersting feature is Pointing :
You walk in the street, point a building, a location , and it gives you related information. For instance point a Cinema with you phone , and it will display all the sessions, and even allow you to book a seat and buy a ticket on line.
Let s imagine you go for a Football match, you simply Point a player during the match, it will tell you his name, position, records...or you watch americas Cup , it shows you detailed on the Sailboat, Teams, Position in the race...
see demonstrations on Geovector site here
The devices help you to find out about the real world objects around you . The benefit over conventional GPS , is that it can also tell you about what you're looking at.
The product is already in use in Japan, where Geovector partner with NEC group and Network operator (KKDI).
On his side Nokia reseach Center at Helsinki Finland is working on a quite similar project called MARA (The Mobile Augmented Reality Applications)