7 Best Augmented Reality Apps for iPhone

These apps are probably the 7 Best Augmented Reality Apps, you can judge for yourself.

Uses the iPhone’s cam and compass to place Yelp ratings over a live view of establishments. Ideal for identifying five-star dive bars and avoiding bourgie bistros. 

Streams Google maps from your iPhone to a special eyepiece you mount on your bike helmet. Now you’ll always know where you’re going. (Into a parked car?)


Look through your phone’s camera and TwittARound shows you location-stamped tweets (available from certain Twitter clients) from others nearby.

One Roman ruin looks pretty much like any other after a long day of sightseeing. Train your phonecam on the rubble to pull up the site’s Wikipedia entry.

Wikitude Augmented Reality: WTC – Its not there but its there from Wikitude on Vimeo.

Layar Reality

Aim the camera on your Android phone at a cityscape and Layar coughs up data — everything from the location of bus stations and skate parks to real estate prices.


Lost in a public-transport labyrinth? (Tokyo commuters, we’re thinking of you.) Acrossair overlays directions and line info on the iPhone’s camera view.

Using face-recognition software from Polar Rose, this app can scan a stranger’s mug and reveal their contact info and profile stats. Creepalicious!

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