Visitors to the giant observation wheel will be able to get info about the city on their tablets and smartphones.
The London Eye is launching an augmented reality app to provide tourist information for its patrons, enriching their experience by informing them of the sights they see via their own tablets and smartphones.
According to the Telegraph, visitors to the popular UK tourist attraction will be able to use the new app from March. It will initially be available for Android devices, while an iOS version is also in the works. As users go round in the giant observation wheel, the AR app will enable them to “see” through the bottom of their capsule and look at the River Thames below. They will be informed about how the London Eye works and the sites they can see as they point their device’s camera at them. There will also be audio guides from three different perspectives and in five languages, while free wi-fi will be available for everyone in the Eye and the surrounding area.
If you don’t have a smartphone or tablet, don’t worry, because each of the London Eye’s capsules now has a state-of-the-art Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 device with their own interaction touch-screen guides, key information on landmarks and a 3D view of each sight.