Layar has opened a API key request page.
According to there press-release they have a new strategy.
If you are interested in developing a Layer for there browser than got to http://layer.com/API and signup for a key request.
It is unclear to me what a developer can do with this key. There a no guidelines that I know of. So lets just what until next month.
Yesterday at the terras we did some layar testing.
We where looking at a Android HTC magic phone with the Layar application installed in the Netherlands.
Real world layar (c) @marcfonteijn
My first findings are that the application could use some tweaking to optimize performance. The sliders to shorten the radar view are unworkable IMO.
But to conclude the findings, I don’t realy find it usefull as for a bussiness case but it sure is loads of fun.
To find an ATM because layar tells me that it is the clossest in birdflight perpective is not that handy in the real world if there is a channel (water) in between it.
The Hyves.nl point of info stuff is very handy. The yellowpages could also be good if you could pick the type of bussiness.
Jobs: I personly find this useless. It doesn’t tell me anything about the fact that the job is interesting for me. I don’t want to see an opening for a cleaning lady. This layar is more a campagne branding thing for the job company.
It would be best if there is a AR directory on which one can select a layer of intrest and use that in there desired application/AR browser. The App-store of layers if you wil!
Yeah! What can I say, this is the best application I have seen. It looks realy cool and fun.
The best thing about this application is that it is a platform.
So if you have got some Longtitude Latitude data you can display this in a “Layar” layer.
This is a vey good thing, the only bad thing is that it is not OPEN.
Lets hope that they will change there mind. Good luck SPRXmobile! I am impressed.