Nokia City Lens is an Augmented reality (AR) app from Nokia which is exclusively available for their Lumia range of devices. We had covered Nokia City Lens earlier, when it was still a beta app on Nokia Labs, and found it quite interesting. The newly release version is a huge improvement over the older version we had covered. All you need to do is to start the app and point the phone towards the are you are interested in and on your screen, you can find the area around you overlaid with information and points of interest around you.
Now if you find a place which interests you just click on that to get more information about that place, contact information, booking a restaurant table, navigate using maps and more. This method of exploring the surroundings around you is so much more easier than a list presented by a web search or a mapping software, since you get to exactly know where the place and in which direction to head.
This version is compatible with Nokia’s current Lumia range of phones the Lumia 900,800, and 710. All you need to do is head over to the Windows Phone Marketplace and install the app. For more information about the app head over to this information page.
While you are trying out the app, also take part in Nokia India Contest where you have a chance to win a Nokia Lumia 900. Check for details about the contest right after this video showing you a quick demo of the Nokia City Lens app.
Point Discover Do (PDD)
Here’s a chance for you to win a Nokia Lumia 900 by using the Nokia City Lens app on your Lumia phone. Nokia asks, ” How adventurous are you? Are you game to discover a new city armed with nothing but a one-of-its kind app on your smart device? The only rule that applies is that there can be no advance planning!”
In this contest, you have to roam around your city armed with only the Nokia City Lens app! To take part, to prove how suited to PDD you are by taking part in daily tasks. The higher you score the more likely you’ll be chosen to party for free. So, are you ready to PDD?
Details on this Facebook page.
- Click on the Search button on your phone and tap on the Vision Search icon to do a visual search.
- Now scan the QR code on the right with your phone
- Tap the link which comes up on screen
- This will take you to the app information page on the Windows Phone Marketplace
- Click on Install and have fun!