Created by Raimo van der Klein, Claire Boonstra, and Maarten Lens-FitzGerald:
Layar Reality Browser is an app based on a new concept called Augmented Reality. Augmented Reality works by taking a live video feed and imposing images or information on top of it. Layar uses this technology to allow you to search for nearby points of interest (restaurants, businesses, hotels, etc.), and by using the phone’s GPS and internal compass, displays their locations on the live video taken by the phone’s camera. You can think of it as a sort of X-Ray vision, displaying points of interest through walls, buildings, and trees. Layar is an application unique to the Android platform. Neither the iPhone nor any Windows Mobile phones have any similar application, although a version of Layer is said to be in development for the iPhone.