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CNET Editors' review
New technology called "augmented reality" allows a device to superimpose objects or labels over a real-world environment when viewed through the device. Spotter does this in a very useful way. With this app you are able to pick a point of interest and then see the label float over the actual location. This is particularly useful when walking through a big city and trying to find a small restaurant or an ATM.
As a surprisingly small application, Spotter loads instantly and requires no advanced settings or registration. It receives your location using the device's GPS, so it must be toggled on while using the application. The main menu consists of a simple selection box that allows the user to choose what type of location they are looking for. A range must also be selected in an effort to narrow down the search. Once the search has been set, the application will display a list of all the locations in that category. Individual locations can be selected for viewing or all locations may be displayed. Once that step is completed Spotter allows the user to view the locations on a map or through augmented reality. Through the augmented reality mode the screen displays an image as seen through the camera lens. Labels will now appear augmented over the locations and will also show the distance from your location.
While Spotter may have a pretty limited use, it is still entertaining. It is fun to see the world labeled for your convenience. Spotter is recommended to anyone who travels by foot, and is particularly useful in crowded, big cities.
From Gold's Gym:
If you like Nokia Lumia city lens feature, Spotter City Lens Android app is just right for you. It is an augmented reality app. It shows virtual signs overlaid on or above buildings. And yes, traditional map is also built within the app to guide you more. It helps user find restaurants, bars, cafe, parking, plumbers, electricians, hospitals, taxis, gas pumps, police stations, car repairs and many more single touch search options available. No need to type, just tap on the icons and go. User can set the radius range in meters and Kilometers to find the nearest points of interest. Spotter City Lens for Android helps finding the best of whats around you. It's like your mobile handset is your own guide. It gives fetches live data and hence you need to have internet connection while using this app. Spotter City Lens Android app uses your phones camera display to point you your nearest shops, restaurants, and points of interest as virtual signs overlaid on the buildings right in front of you. Simply tap a list of places icon to find the place on your camera lens or you can even see the location on map. Please share this app on your Facebook and Twitter. We'll come up with more utilities in near future.Keywords: City lens for Android, Spotter Android app, Android city lens, Spotter City Lens, Android app, GooglePlay, Tablet appContent rating: Low Maturity
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