World Around Me Lite - Lens

World Around Me Lite - Lens

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World Around Me - WAM - is the perfect tool for travelers, tourists or locals who want to know everything about what’s around them.

Discover places just by pointing your phone around you, and feel at home in any location in the world! Let WAM lead you on an exciting journey to the places around you.

WAM is recommended by:
* BBC Click
* National Geographic Traveller – Rated as a Top Traveler App
* The Guardian

Launch WAM and point the phone around you to start getting all kinds of useful information!

Here are just some of the places that WAM will identify, locate and show reviews for:
- Restaurants | Bars | Cafes
- Banks | ATMs
- Movie Theaters
- Museums | Art Galleries
- Parks
- Gas Stations
- Subway Stations | Train Stations | Bus Stops | Taxi Stands | Airports
- Hospitals | Dental Clinics
- Pharmacies
- Gyms | Spas
- Hotels
- Shopping malls | Grocers | Clothing Stores
- Book Stores | Shoe Stores
- Churches | Mosques | Synagogues | Temples

WAM combines cutting edge Augmented Reality technology with a seamless, fluid interface that adds useful and exciting information to all the places around you. It is a new perspective (city lens), for you to explore places around you. WAM shows place names, ratings and distance in a seamless and intuitive AR view. One more tap and you get to access detailed reviews, opening hours, directions and contact details.

With WAM, you can:
1. Search for 9 main categories of places and 31 subcategories with just one tap.
2. Tap and Speak to start WAMming – Discover places by talking, to find what you need.
3. Get super useful info such as: WiFi availability, accepts credit cards, takes reservations, has outdoor seating.
4. Check out user reviews, directions, phone numbers, opening hours, price tier, photos and more.
5. Choose between AR, list and map views to navigate.
6. Rank places around you by distance or importance.
7. Talk in your language! English, Spanish, Portuguese, German and more to come.
8. Get the real time distance to a point of interest. WAM tells you how near you are to a place even as you make your way towards it.

People in over 200 countries are already WAMming! Are you?

How do I start WAMming?
1. Launch WAM and hold the phone up to your eye level, pointing the camera at the surroundings you want to explore
2. Choose what you’d like to do: Eat & Drink, Enjoy, Fuel, Move, Health, Shop, Pray, Money, Stay
3. See the world around you come to life - all of the places in that category pop up as overlays on your phone, along with distances, contact details and reviews.
4. Go forth and explore!

Here's what our users have been saying:

"What an app Best one I've come across for finding places to eat and go while away from home or discovering places you have missed!! Great job :-)" - Brett L

"The best tourist app ever! If you travel a lot get this app. Heck, get it even just for the holidays. 5 stars" - Craig L

"Works perfect. Amazing app Had been waiting for an app that gave me all nearby facilities on a lens and got just what I asked for!!" - Ritej B

"Love the search! Loving the search feature!! I'm a contractor and work has me moving around a lot, going to new places etc so a friend recommended this. This app and particularly the search helps me look for the items I need. Useful and helpful app. Good job, developer!" - Amarvir S

"At the level of fantastic nokia city lens and sometimes even better. I highly recommend it" - Dario A

"Amazing! Augmented reality at it's best!" - Rishabh A

"Excellent Augmented Reality App Works in Lima-Peru very good !!!" - Luchin C

"Better than Layar Downloaded and installed this app seems much easier to use than Layar." - The M

Note: To get accurate locations it is preferable to be outdoors, under the sky, with active GPS settings. All the places information is sourced from 'Google Places'.

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Recently changed in this version

- Version 2.7.2
* Bug Fixes

- Version 2.7
* Place distances on camera and list change as you walk towards a place
* Now see where the place is located on a map in Place Details
* Improved Help
* Bug Fixes and Improvements

- Version 2.6.5
* Faster Navigation, now switch easily between camera, list and map views
* Set a default view to show place results from settings

- Version 2.6
* Voice search
* Portuguese (Brazil & Portugal) and German languages
* Reviews now have dates
* Added help

Comments and ratings for World Around Me Lite - Lens
  • (70 stars)

    by Abdul T. on 14/09/2014

    It need more options like gas station, restaurants. .etc only few things appears but in reality there are more than what the app shows near you

  • (70 stars)

    by José Lapão on 12/09/2014

    I like the App, is a very usefull app

  • (70 stars)

    by dine pra on 10/09/2014


  • (70 stars)

    by AAKASH DAHIYA on 10/09/2014

    Had compitition with my bro lumia 620 its killing him

  • (70 stars)

    by Rameshwar Aandhale on 06/09/2014


  • (70 stars)

    by Miled Rizk on 04/09/2014

    I'm changing to 4 stars instead of 5 because of a strange thing and that is: we have only one intentional airport and it's not mentioned. Instead you see "Talzaatar Airport" which is a runway for teleguided toy airplains!

  • (70 stars)

    by akash. ahmed on 31/08/2014