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  • Amount of layers (databases)
  • Divided in 35 categories
  • Good-looking layout
  • Map and list view
  • Review places
  • Difficult to select overlayed places
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Expert's Review

"Track the World in Augmented Reality"

Reviewed by / Sep 20, 2011

Layar is probably the most complete database for Augmented Reality searching

And we mean the most complete regarding the amount of layers you can apply: there are 500+ layers divided in 35 categories. Thus, you can search nearby accommodation, museum, city tours, dating, employment, Health centers, sports and leisure, among many other resources.

Searching with Layar is as easy as applying as many layers as you want and hold your phone up. Aim with your camera to see them around and walk to the place as if your device was a compass. That easy. What's more, there's also a list view, with the distance below or a map view with pins. You can view or insert comments in order to know if that's the place that fits with your interests. You can also share the places through social networks, take a screenshot, choose the distance and many features from preferences. Finally, you can mark places as favorites or use the four main tabs to discover layers: new, popular, featured or Samsung layers.

Layar is set in a good-looking layout, divided in categories for finding quickly the layer you want to apply. It works pretty good, way better than others we've tried. The only flaw is that sometimes places or resources are shown overlayed and it's difficult to choose one or another. Despite of this, regarding integration of hundreds of databases as layers, there's no discussion: Layar is still on the top of Augmented Reality apps.

Layar has been developed by Layar. Although this is the only app they've launched on the Android Market, their successful its obvious.

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Developer's original description available here
Connect digital content with the real world with Layar - the world’s #1 augmented reality app.

Scan print materials enhanced with Layar to view rich digital experiences right on top! Then be amazed as extra digital content appears, allowing you to interact with your world in a whole new way!

•See magazines come alive with videos right on the page!
•Easily buy items with direct mobile shopping links.
•Connect with links to web content and share items on social media.
•Browse and view thousands of Geo Layers to find stuff nearby, like ATMs, restaurants, historical locations and more!

Don’t know what to scan? Look for the Layar logo on magazines, newspapers and other materials, or try scanning a QR code!

You can also scan the posters for the world’s most popular releases and coming attractions to watch the trailer, get more info, see what the critics say and more!
And now in the completely redesigned Layar 8.0...

•Layar is easier to use than ever with a whole new user-friendly interface.
•Check the “Recent Content” section to see your history and view content again later or show it to others.

Recently changed in this version

- various bug fixes and improvements

Lists with Layar

Some lists where this application appears: geek stuff, Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund, my faverate apps, Reviewed by Anna Grace.

Comments and ratings for Layar
  • (35)

    by vladbelovcity17 on 27/01/2011

    Accrossair is much-much better but it's not available on Android. Layar gives you loads of stupid layers to try which are sponsored but you can't really find the nearest bar or a restarurant like you could in Accrossair.

  • (35)

    by Heyward Dixon on 14/12/2014

    Scans fine then says "point back to see content" basically meaningless. How long am I supposed to sit here and wait for something to happen?

  • (35)

    by Eklove Dhiman on 14/12/2014

    Its a great app must be in a android phone sometimes wont work but still great

  • (35)

    by ALAA MURAD on 13/12/2014

    The app doesn't work at all ! it failed to recognize all items !!!

  • (35)

    by Michael Cylkowski on 11/12/2014

    I hope everything else in Inc. isn't so worthless.

  • (35)

    by Tom Pratt on 11/12/2014

    Nice idea but doesn't seem to scan, had to try 10 times before anything happened

  • (35)

    by Emma Humphrey on 10/12/2014

    Is rubbish does not work tried serval times. Under different lighting conditions

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