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Dec 15, 2009, 12:33pm Top

I've often thought reality needed less augmentation!

Seriously, that's way cool, and is something else added to "reasons to consider getting an iPhone".

Dec 15, 2009, 12:33pm Top

I just got an Android phone last night. After I figure out how to transfer the phone book, I will check out the new app. (Also, the phone's compass is 90 degrees off)

Dec 15, 2009, 2:31pm Top

Your compass, or ours? Ours is like 30° off, which is super-annoying.

Dec 15, 2009, 4:11pm Top

The compass on the new phone. I've tried to calibrate it, but no luck so far. It insists that north is due east. I guess I need to see where the sun comes up tomorrow.

Dec 15, 2009, 6:00pm Top

Or if it does... maybe the universe has been rotated 90 degrees from the plane of reality! But then, who'd notice?

//Ducks and runs//

Dec 18, 2009, 10:32pm Top

Just wanted to mention that the developers of Layar have pulled it from the App Store due to crashing problems on many iPhones. So for the moment this is an Android only affair. They are planning on fixing it but they've said it will be weeks.



Dec 19, 2009, 10:34am Top

A friend did some test in Girona, Spain which performed very well with Android. I do have a doubt. Should current events appear on the map alongside the information of the venue?

Edited: Dec 19, 2009, 2:31pm Top


I don't think Layar has a good "integration point" for including events. They don't have any great spot to put a "list" of anything. Correct me if I'm wrong, I checked out their API pretty closely but my entire investment in this project has been under 5 hours so I'm hardly an expert.*

Right now we link to the LibraryThing venue page where you can view events.

I think the next best thing would be if we had an Events "action" that linked to a cut down version of the page that had only events on it?

-Mike (mike@librarything.com)

* With just one under my belt I could, given a database of "geolocations", deploy another layer in under an hour. Partly this is possible because we're leveraging the open source POI server porPOIse: http://code.google.com/p/porpoise/ but also Layar developers kept the API pretty simple and easy to learn considering the end results.

Nov 25, 2014, 5:27pm Top

Is the Android app still real? I can't find it anywhere.

Nov 26, 2014, 10:08am Top

Hmmm all I get on the Blog link is ...

Nov 27, 2014, 10:37am Top

Yes , thank you Mark, that worked.

Dec 3, 2014, 2:34am Top

I'd like to be notified when the android app comes out please.

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