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Introducing twitter’s first augmented reality iPhone app with geo-tagging built in. December 1, 2009

Posted by hruf in Mobile & Gadgets.
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Twitter 360 is an iPhone app that lets you visually see the flow of tweets from locations nearby, layered on top of your natural “real” environment.[…]

This isn’t the first stab at the Augmented Reality Twitter app but, as far as we are aware, this is the first app to use the feature with Twitter’s new geo-tagging feature. That said, while this may be the first, don’t expect it to be the last. We’re certain a flurry of these will appear over the coming weeks.

What else does it bring to the table?

“Latest Tweets” mode. See the latest tweets of your friends (iPhone horizontal position), and the location from where they were posted (iPhone vertical position) using the Augmented Reality functionality. When a tweet is selected, a blue arrow (compass) is displayed to show the direction and the distance to the location from where the tweet was posted. The distance is updated in real time as you walk in the streets.

221 Introducing twitters first augmented reality iPhone app with geo tagging built in.“Locate my Friends” mode. List of all your best friends. Twitter 360 lets you track geographic movements of your friends, you can now see where are located your nearby friends via Augmented Reality. If you want to hang out with a particular friend, use this tool to go meet him / her. Unlike the “Latest Tweets” mode (which is more focused on the tweets), the location of each of your friends is calculated with the “location” field data on the Twitter account. When a friend is selected, a blue arrow is displayed to show the direction and the distance to the location of that friend. The selected friend is highlighted in blue. The distance is updated in real time as you walk in the streets.[…]

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