Android App Panoramondo Review


Augmented reality apps for Android are becoming more popular. For the uninitiated, think of augmented reality as an overlay on real life. What I mean is, most Android apps will use the rear facing camera to view the world. On the Android’s screen, additional information is displayed about whatever is being viewed; kind of like a heads-up-display in a plane.

Panoramondo is a great augmented reality app for Android to use while traveling. While in an unknown area, simply start the Panoramondo app and let the GPS satellites find the location of the Android. What will happen is, names of different cities will start to appear on the screen as an overlay. If nothing is there, try to point the rear-facing camera in a different direction. There is a setting to choose a distance. What the distance setting does is limits the cities displayed on the overlay to the cities falling within that distance.

Imaging backpacking or being totally lost. Getting out the trusty Android and starting Panoramondo will be a sure fire way to find the path to the nearest town. Keep in mind, Panoramondo doesn’t just pick up the the big cities. There is a town near me with less than 500 people living there and that town was displayed. Even large mountain ranges will have their name displayed on the screen.

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