Nokia Here Maps update adds LiveSight

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It’s been about six months since Nokia launched Here, its new mapping service. It all sounded very promising, with a rich SDK for letting devs add content to the experience. Of course, Nokia itself continues to tinker away at Here, and today announced a pretty substantial update for the Windows Phone app, adding support for LiveSight augmented reality.

We heard Nokia talking about LiveSight back during the Mobile World Congress, when it mentioned the feature being on its way for Here. This should sound like it’s very much a take-off on City Lens, because that uses the same LiveSight technology, letting you point your phone’s camera around your surroundings and get to see video overlays notifying you of nearby businesses and attractions. If doing so gets you a little spun around, there’s an on-screen compass indicator to help you re-orientate yourself.

Now, instead of City Lens, all that’s baked-in to Here Maps. Windows Phone 8 users can start checking it out now by updating to the latest 3.3.354.8 Here Maps app.

Source: Nokia

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