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From Jean BERTIN:
Looking Around is the perfect app for travellers. As you walk a big city, you can discover points of interest around you in an innovative and user-friendly way.Each point of interest corresponds to a Wikipedia article. As of today (December 2014), there are more than 5.7 million of points of interest available.While holding your iPhone horizontally, you are in augmented reality mode. The points of interest are represented by circles on your screen.When you change the direction of your iPhone, the screen is updated in real time.If you turn your iPhone vertically, the points of interest will be shown on a map or listed by proximity.When you move, your iPhone will update points of interest.Would you like to know more about a certain point of interest?You can:- Get a short summary of its Wikipedia article,- View on Map app the way to get there on foot,- Read its Wikipedia article in an iPhone friendly format.Would you like to share information about a point of interest with your friends?- You can share it via Facebook, Twitter or email.OTHER FEATURES- In augmented reality, iPhone direction an radar display,- Ability to choose the number of points of interest displayed,- Ability to choose one out of 47 languages in which points of interest are displayed,- In augmented reality, discrete mode (accessible by double-tap on the direction) to force the direction in which the iPhone is pointing to,- Settings of the application allowing you to:. Show or hide the radar,. Choose the type of map (satellite, map, hybrid),. The distance units (miles or km),. Mute the application.WARNINGAs any other smartphones, iPhone is sensitive to electro-magnetic perturbations, Explore around works much better if you are outside and away from such electro-magnetic pollution.The points of interest with a short summary of the Wikipedia article are only available in following langages: English, Dutch, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Portuguese and Chinese. The Geonames/Wikipedia server we are using is free of charge. Response time can sometimes be rather long. In case of numerous requests, it might not respond.SUPPORTLastly, if you experience any problems or have any questions, please feel free to contact me by email directly from the application settings