If you have the latest iPhone OS (4.2+) and an iPhone 4 or iPod touch 4th gen, check out the new gyro-enabled panorama viewing we just launched!
Quick update: We always get a little annoyed when technical terms are misused, so we’re the first to admit that this new feature isn’t really Augmented Reality [also pointed out by Gizmodo, DownloadSquad], but we thought AR evoked the type of controls we’ve enabled, so we titled this post accordingly. But to be accurate, it’s true 3DOF gyroscope navigation of a simulated camera view — and it’s pretty cool! And if you want to see some actual AR work we’ve done, check this out.
- Live now for every panorama uploaded so far.
- Requires iOS 4.2+
- Allows you to physically spin around as if you were actually at the scene of the panorama.
- Doesn’t currently auto-align with compass North, but you can use touch controls to orient with north.
Let us know what you think and how we can improve it!