Apple patent app describes new way to play in a real-life 3D space using iOS devices

“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.]

11 Comments

  1. I see lots of derivative iGear and associated iGames in Apple’s iFuture:

    iGoggles
    iRifle
    iSquirt Gun
    iMachine Gun
    iBlunderbust
    iFlame Thrower
    iRacer
    iNascar
    iMonster Truck Rally
    iDemolition Derby
    iJet
    iJet Ski
    iRow Boat
    iRaft
    iYacht
    iSub
    iSpy
    iDe&Seek;
    iDes of March
    iClaudius
    iBattleship
    iWarz
    iDiver
    iSpeed Rail
    iParatrooper
    iGalaxy
    iUniverse
    iGawds
    iCthulu
    iNanobot
    iSurgeon
    iApocalypse
    iMoon
    iMars
    iTitan
    iOlympics
    iDemon Slayer
    iClimatologist
    iDo
    iDream Wedding
    iExplosives Designer
    iFireworks Factory

    . . . Feel free to join in . . .

    BTW: I hereby ™ all of the above.
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