Things in the Wild: Noticings Layar

January 13, 2010


I’ve been wanting to play with Layar, the augmented reality browser for iPhone 3GS and Android for a while. So I did. As a test case, I’ve created a layar for Noticings, the utterly awesome photography game created by my friends Tom and Tom.

It lets you see and find Noticings near you (if there are some within a reasonable distance. It works. It’s nice. It’s available in Layar now.

Why did I do this? You still have to ask? Well, I have a hunch that Layar might be one of the possible ways to implement a version of Storypoints, the locative storytelling thing I proposed some time back. I’ve started hacking at that.

All will be revealed at a later date. Until then, play with Layar*, and play Noticings.

* Unfortunately, Layar is not currently available for the iPhone, unless you downloaded it before they pulled the current version from the App Store. It should be back soon. Android users can get it from the market.


  1. Hi

    I have Layars on the iPhone but can’t find this particular layar. What should i be searching for? “Noticings” returns no results.


    Comment by Ian Kynnersley — January 13, 2010 @ 1:37 pm

  2. Hi Ian – it’s definitely approved and was published this morning, and should appear under Search – but perhaps it takes a few hours… Wait a bit and try again, and please do let me know if you can’t get it later.

    Comment by James Bridle — January 13, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

  3. Hi James.

    Thanks for your reply. As you suggested, it did indeed appear later on.

    Looks great – good work!


    Comment by Ian Kynnersley — January 14, 2010 @ 1:27 pm

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