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What's new in this version (4.5):
This release (2012 Jan 1) incorporates updates developed for the upcoming new 'ping' facility which will allow users to invite other users into their teams.
locAR is a powerful multi-user, real-time, phone-to-phone, live team location tracking and text/image sharing m-app!
Join your friends, colleagues or family in your own private teams to securely share LIVE location, motion/orientation data, waypoints, tracks, trails, zones, camera snaps & texts
** Also see the NEW vidAR app for optical tracking / surveillance !! **
Team member and object locations are drawn on a geographic map or as an 'augmented reality' (AR) overlay on the view through the camera. The AR view includes a HUD compass, artificial horizon, speed display (if moving) and 360 degree radial scan view. To try it just select "Cam" from the main Menu, wait for the camera view to appear and then look around the horizon
Your location and heading/pitch can be used to generate KML data for real-time viewing via Google Earth. You even control the distance and direction from which your location is viewed!
The locAR servers distribute city and other geographic objects based on viewer location. locAR supports the display of both static navigational points and real-time moving tracks sent to the server (contact us for technical details)
locAR lets you capture and automatically distribute camera snaps across your team within seconds. Snaps can also be taken at various timed intervals - allowing use of locAR as both a hi-res web-cam and a viewer. If enabled, your most recent snap is shown within a few seconds above your location marker on the map or AR view of all team members (and you can delete snaps at any time)
To try out locAR's 'augmented reality' mode select "Cam" from the main menu, wait for the camera view to appear and slowly look around the horizon. Any team members and nearby cities are already shown. Add your own objects (home, work, where you left the car!, etc) via the "Node" menu.
Crucially, locAR has a full set of 'location-privacy' controls. These include the 'randomisation' of your shared location within various range boxes, privacy zones and team membership timers. No registration process nor provision of personal information is required to use locAR
Two powerful simulation modes let you 'fly around' anywhere in the world and engage your fellow team members in "War-loc!" - a live battle sim in which lasers, guided missiles, nukes and other weapons can be 'fired' between handsets! You even get to feel the effect of being hit!
To quickly and safely try out some of locAR's features just select "Demo" on the main menu to securely join team 'demo' with your position simulated over Kennedy Space Center, Florida and with War-loc! mode selected. Be ready to get the odd missile fired at you - just fire back! Steer by gently rolling the phone left or right
With Menu-Nav-Sim-LockRef you can 'slave' your simulated position to that of another team member. This allows you to control the displayed position on a non-gps device (such as one of those nice 'big-screen' tablets) from a standard gps phone - a great way to get a big, moving-map display!
When first using locAR you are initially given a default user id of the form "USERnnnn" to get you going. Enter a name of your choice under Menu-Data-User to get your own unique id (UID)
Then go on to create your own teams and invite your friends to join them simply by all using the same team name and (optional) password under Menu-Team. You can see the user ids of all your current
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It shares your texts & locations!
Works brilliantly when you join a team with friends. Demo mode is fun if you like being shot at! LG GT540
Starting to get used to this app I just wish there's more users for me to nuke. Nexus 1 cyanogenmod 6.
FC every time I try to open on samsung galaxy
It couldnt pick up my location but it could be good be if there was afew using it :)
Works perfectly on my g1 and g2. AR mode useful as HUD in car. UI fairly complex - need to read user guide!
Buggy. Looks like developer started and quit. Useless.
Sweet concept! Needs some UI polish though.
It worked for about 3 minutes but i couldnt figure it out.. now it fc's every time.. g1
Force close on the Droid