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Wikitude 6.0 iPhone Release

Submitted by on Monday, 21 February 2011One Comment

Wikitude 6

Wikitude, the leading browser for iPhone and Android devices has recently received an iPhone refresh. The new version, version 6.0 features a brand new slicker user interface that shows you exactly how many POIs will be visible before you load the World. This very useful feature saves you loading a World only to find nothing is visible nearby.  Another cool feature that users will appreciate is the customizable home screen where just like the iPhone home screens you can tap and hold the screen to rearrange or add new worlds.

The old style UI is still present under the surface and can be accessed by selecting the ‘Browse Worlds’ option which enables you to search for popular Worlds or by A-Z listings. The Worlds you find here can be added to the new style home screen by clicking the + button so you have complete control.

With version 6.0 the UI is much simpler with less buttons and clutter. The distance functionality for example is now no longer found buried in a menu but is accessed by clicking the radar display.

One thing (still) missing from the new version is the ability to test your Worlds on the iPhone by entering your Beta-World key. World developers will still need an Android device for testing.

An update to the blog entry.

Developers building Wikitude Worlds are now able to test their Worlds using their iPhone. The setting to enter your beta key can be found in the iPhone’s setting menu. In addition to testing Worlds you can also set your latitude/longitude location to simulate your location. Useful for when you want to test your content.

Android owners will have to wait a little longer for the update but iPhone owners should take a look at the refresh. The video below shows you all you need to know about the update.

The new Wikitude in action

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