Layer Reality App: explore the past on your smartphone

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By Alex Connell in Tech on Wednesday 5 December 2012

University of Newcastle researchers have developed an innovative app for smart phones and tablets that can transport people back to 19th Century Newcastle at the flick of a finger. The ‘Layar Reality App’ uses smart technology, enabling visitors and history buffs to roam the city streets, point their mobile device at a building or site, and be given a window into the Victorian era. 

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New app gives curated tours of Surry Hills, Darlinghurst

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By Lost At E Minor in New Trends on Wednesday 5 October 2011

Inner-city crawling, that unplanned exploration of the unknown, just got all the more high tech with the impending launch of PeepShow AR, a smartphone app which uses cutting-edge augmented reality technology to offer curated tours of Sydney’s Surry Hills and Darlinghurst areas through the eyes of the artists and creatives who live and play within the 2010 postcode.

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