UPDATE: Looks like it's a third party port made by an enthusiast, at least according to the post Google+. So keep moving, nothing to see here. Although, the question remains, would you play Ingress if an official version does come to iOS?
Google’s popular Android game Ingress looks like it may be making its way to iOS at some point in the future. A Github repository has been found that contains resources for an iPhone version of the game, including links to gameplay videos.
Rather than banning iPhones from the car, the way the National Transportation Safety Board recommended, iOnRoad by Picitup aims to use mobile technology to keep you safe and sound behind the wheel. It uses the live camera stream and image detection to monitor for tailgating, cars slowing ahead of you, or lane drift, and sends visual and audio alerts to get you back to the proper distance, speed, and lane where you belong.
With a big, easy-to-tap interface iOnRoad has a bevy of features to help you with everything from your daily commute to occasional road trip. Check out the video above for our live interview from CES 2011 with Pictitup CEO, Alon Atsmon.
Already available for Android, iOnRoad is coming soon to the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
Starbucks has released an app to bring some augmented reality holiday fun to your life. They have created five Starbucks Holiday Characters on their holiday cups, Christmas Blend bags, and in-store that can be scanned with the Starbucks Cup Magic App for iPhone and brought to life. The app will also keep you updated on the latest holiday offers and events from Starbucks.
If you're dying to try this out before you can make it to your local Starbucks, head on over to Starbucks' website and scan the squirrel. I think it's rather cute.
Poynt wants TiPb readers to help them celebrate the launch of their new iPhone app [iTunes link] -- and help them name their Augmented Reality feature. If your name is chosen for the feature, you'll win a trip for two to New York, NY valued at US$5,000 and US$2,500 spending money.
Layar Reality Browser [Free - iTunes link] is technically an augmented reality browser for the iPhone 3GS (it depends in large part on the compass to work its wonders).
For the uninitiated, augmented reality typically uses GPS location and internet data to layer information on the screen over live video. In Layar's case, for example, to show local search results for "pizza" over the restaurants in an intersection you're looking at on your iPhone.
Presslite, the folks behind Métro Paris [$0.99 - iTunes link] and London Bus [$0.99 - iTunes link] for iPhone let us know that their apps are now updated in the App Store to contain... augmented reality!
For those unfamiliar with the concept, basically it uses the iPhone 3GS compass, GPS, and live video (what the camera sees) to figure out where you are and what you're looking at, and then adds an information layer (text, icons, etc.) on top of the live video to expound upon what you're looking at. For example, bus routes and schedules could be layered over a street corner, hotel room rates and vacancy over a building, Twitter status in the direction of a person you follow, etc.
Yelp! 3.0 [Free - iTunes link] has apparently also gotten into the AR game but through an Easter Egg that is activated when you run the app and then shake the iPhone 3 times. Check out Mashable's video after the break!