I cover AR (augmented reality) as it’s a new, useful technology that takes one aspect of VR—the generation of another, parallel world—and brings it down to earth. (And it’s cool.)
Or maybe a little lower than down to earth, as Wayfinder, the winner of NYC’s first app competition helps you to find the closest subway entrance. Google Android phone users only at this point, although one of the runner up apps is for the iPhone. Called NYC Way, it bundles “30+” info apps on various useful NYC info for city residents and visitors.
Here’s a NYT blog on the competition results.
A more snarky version of that info from All Things Digital’s Peter Kafka.
Want the actual Wayfinder site?
And the NYC Way runner-up, 30+ NYC iPhone apps.