Posted: January 28, 2013 at 10:13 pm
Nokia City Lens for Lumia smartphones moves out of beta, Brings new sightline and freeze view features
‘Nokia City Lens’ the augmented reality app for Nokia Lumia smartphone has finally graduated from BetaLabs, and is now available for WP7 and WP8 Lumia users over the Nokia Collection. The latest version v2.0 brings the new Sightline and Freeze View features to the app powered by innovative LiveSight technology.
Here is a look at what’s new for Nokia City Lens:
- Sightline – De-clutter your surroundings. With the new Sightline feature in City Lens, you can narrow your view to just what’s in your direct line of sight, making it easier to spot great places that are right in front of you.
- Freeze view – Browse more naturally. When scanning your surroundings in camera view, you can now freeze your view and study your options without having to keep your phone pointed at the target. Just tap and the screen “freezes,” letting you browse the scene more comfortably.
- Quick info – Get the essentials in camera view. Tap a virtual sign once to view the place’s address overlaid on your display while you keep scanning. Then tap again to share, get directions, or view reviews, photos, and more.
- Pin favorite categories to start – Your most common searches with a tap. City Lens now lets you pin favorite categories to your home screen. Now wherever you are, you can find something you love nearby with just a tap.
- Create Live Tiles – What you want at a glance. With new Live Tile support, you can easily see when your favorite places are nearby. Just pin a favorite search to your home screen and right in the tile you’ll see your closest options without even having to launch the app.
New features for Nokia City Lens:
“Reveal what’s around you like never before. With Nokia City Lens, you instantly see all the best places to eat and things to do and see right on your Lumia phone’s camera display. It’s like having x-ray vision, revealing hidden spots you might miss. City Lens is an augmented-reality browser that overlays attractions and points of interest on top of the visual backdrop of what’s around you. Freeze the screen for easier browsing, change your view to just what’s in front of you, or tap for more information or to share with friends. With City Lens, discovering what’s all around you has never felt more natural.”