Ever wanted to find a great place to eat or something interesting to do but just didn't know what was around?
Now there's an easy way to find out. Your phone's camera lens can reveal it all.
A brand new FREE VisitHouston AR app takes the view you normally see through your cell phone camera and adds a layer of "augmented reality." In other words, when using the app, just point your phone camera in any direction and little labels pop up automatically displaying what's there, what type of business it is and how far away it is. Clicking on a label reveals even more information about that place like restaurant descriptions, ratings and more.
Be among the first download the app, use it and let Marketing and Communications' Web team know what you think. It's free and is easy to download.
For iPhone App Store
1. On your iPhone, click the app store icon on the home screen.
2. Type "Visit Houston AR" in the search.
3. When you see it, just click "Get" next to the app.
For Google Play Store
1. Go to the Google Play Store
2. Search Visit Houston AR
3. Select Install
Once you download the app, it's easy to use. And you have a few ways to see and filter the information.
Filter your view by selecting Restaurants, Things to Do, Hotels or Parking to find options in that category. Adjust the "radius" slider to widen or tighten your search area.
For Google Play
Filtered results view
Once you've selected a filter, view the area through your phone's camera. Only the filtered results from the subject you selected will appear on the screen. The top right corner shows where you are in proximity to all the results.
Want the simplicity of seeing a list of what's around? The list view gives you a clear, clean-cut look at nearby options.
The app gives you more information about a place when you click on the pop up labels in the filter result view or select an option on list view.
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