Nokia Point & Find, the first mobile augmented reality browser on S60 devices, has just been updated. The solution offers users the possibility to discover various useful and relevant information and services by simply pointing the camera on their Nokia handsets at objects around them. One can use the app to get info on movies by pointing the camera at posters, view reviews, or even find tickets at near theaters.
The first release of Nokia Point & Find emerged about three months ago. Its user-created city guide should offer a great experience to users, with a series of enhancements brought in by the new release. According to the development team, the updated Nokia Point & Find enables users to tag buildings in their city or neighborhood so as to know exactly where something happened.
A recent post on the Nokia Beta Labs Blog shows that the new release comes with a tutorial for first time users, as well as with reduced image flickering. Moreover, the solution now offers support for two more devices, namely the Nokia X6 and Nokia 5230 XpressMusic. Additional improvements are expected to come in the next release.
New features added in the solution include:
- homes24, in the UK: a house hunting service that allows homebuyers to receive property information simply by pointing their phone at participating properties, and
- ShopSavvy, in Germany, Netherlands, the UK and the US: a shopping comparison service that allows consumers to find product information and pricing simply by scanning barcodes.
In addition to announcing the release of a new version of Nokia Point & Find, the guys over at Nokia Beta Labs also unveiled some details on the upcoming improvements for Nokia Image Exchange. The public image stream on the service has been temporarily shut down, as the team is working on handling inappropriate content. However, all other aspects of the service should work just fine.