There is now an Augmented reality app for the Andy Warhol Museum developed by Brunner works using Layar. The app extends the museum experience beyond the museum walls. It uses Layar technology to display real-time digital information on top of the real world locations as seen through the camera of the mobile phone.
Technical details are:
Offers a viewable radius range of 1,000 miles
Integrates the Google Maps API to pinpoint both user location and POI
Uses Layar (www.layar.com) technology to display real-time digital information on top of the real world as seen through the camera of your mobile phone.
From the development standpoint the challenges faced are (as per the developers)
The coordinates were simply a facet that took some research to ensure they matched up appropriately with the locations relevant to Andy Warhol’s past. The Layar platform is fairly straight forward. Our mobile developers had no issues building web services for Layar to consume. According to them, the most level of effort was brushing up on distance equations (Haversine and Vincenty) to know which records should be returned based on a search radius.