iPhone App tracks tweets real-time with digital compass and GPS [AR]

Augmented reality [AR] Twitter viewer on the iPhone

First of all, I am sorry, but this Twitter-iPhone-app can only be used with the iPhone-3GS, because of its improved  digital compass and GPS features. (More about the improved iPhone-3GS features here.)

Now please enjoy the video of the TwittARound Beta.

What is an augmented reality app?

Augmented reality

“… deals with the combination of real-world and computer-generated data (virtual reality), where computer graphics objects are blended into real footage in real time.”

via Wikipedia

I’ve researched the web a little bit and found these interesting posts when you have time give it a read

Open Letter to Apple: Let us Augment Reality with the iPhone!

The wish for more public API

“But here is the rub: we are currently unable to publish these apps on the app store because the iPhone SDK lacks public APIs for manipulating live video.”

Augmented Reality & The Web: Present and Future Scenarios

Augmented Reality (AR) is when virtual graphics and/or data are overlaid onto real world objects.

Inspired via Digg TwittARound

Have you checked out this app yet?

Gizmodo reckons Twittaround as “… a Horrible Idea although it has an “… amazing look”

This Gizmodo post is from the 7th this month and had quite a lot of views since them, maybe you’ve tested it?!

Please tell us about your Xperiences.