Interesting options contained within the Layar 3.0 release.  Auto-trigger actions and POI-to-POI capability will help people make games and other products.  I’d love to see a good cheesy choose-your-own-adventure using real places and Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy style zaniness. 

Layar 3.0 Publishing Site is up

The Layar Publishing site is up, with support for Layar 3.0 layers!   Developers can start making their 3.0 layers immediately by going to http://dev.layar.com

Changes this release:

  • 3D Objects (see the Layar Wiki for details)
  • Unlimited POI types
  • Support for more textbox and slider filters
  • New checkboxlist filter – there can be more than one
  • User authentication – cookies
  • Auto-triggered actions
  • Local layers – a new way to define and find layers
  • Flexible radius – Return as many POIs as you need, and then set the radius
  • Improved layer validation, and automatic support for older client versions
  • POI-to-POI capability, for story-telling and guided tours

If you find any problems, please help us out by sending bug reports to dev@layar.com.

About the Author Thomas K. Carpenter

Thomas K. Carpenter is a full time author with over 50 independently published books.  He has also sold numerous short stories to various publications including Ellory Queen Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock, Galaxy's Edge and others.  He is most known for his multi-series universe The Hundred Halls which currently includes over 25 books.

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