“A new patent application from Apple describes iPhone games that would use the device’s many sensors and capabilities — including motion detection, GPS and camera — to offer a new way to play and compete with friends in a real-life 3D space,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“The application revealed this week, entitled ‘Interactive Gaming with Co-Located, Networked Direction and Location Aware Devices,’ describes a gaming system on an iPhone that would create an augmented reality by using the device’s camera and sensing the device’s location and orientation,” Hughes reports. “This same ‘reality’ would be shared by other, nearby iPhone gamers, and positioning data of each iPhone would be shared wirelessly over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or a cellular signal.”
Hughes reports, “By sharing the exact position and orientation of another user’s iPhone, this system would allow the gamer to actually see and track a player on the screen.”
Much more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]