Wikitude for BlackBerry updated and revamped

Wikitude 7
By James Richardson on 29 May 2012 11:57 am EDT
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Wikitude has received a welcomed update to version 7 today and there are changes all around. The user interface has had an overhaul and upon launching the app you are presented with a beautiful new homescreen that can be swiped left and right to show you categories and favorites.

This new home screen layout is much more pleasing on the eye and the team at Wikitude have clearly put in a lot of time and effort. As well as the UI changes, Wikitude has also teamed up with a few partners such as TripAdvisor.com and Hotels.com, giving you quick and easy access to services around your location straight from the application homescreen.

Whether Wikitude is app you will use frequently or not I would recommend a download. It is ever so clever and pretty now too! Keep reading for the full details.

More information/Download Wikitude for BlackBerry

Wikitude, the world's first and leading Augmented Reality browser has today launched Wikitude 7 for BlackBerry which features a completely revamped user interface, offering a fun and intuitive way to interact with the Augmented World around them.

Specifically designed to take full advantage of BlackBerry's unique screen layout, featured worlds and Wikitude content partners are immediately accessible, providing users with a one click, content rich Augmented Reality view of their surroundings.

Users of Wikitude 7 for BlackBerry will now find three unique screens, each accessible by sliding either right or left. The Featured screen highlights some of the most popular worlds amongst Wikitude users, and aids in finding new and interesting experiences. This area is being changed frequently by Wikitude's editors making sure you are always see the latest and most exciting content Worlds.

The Categories screen helps users find everything from the nearest historical landmarks around them to the closest place to grab a cup of coffee, choose from more than 3,500 Worlds, there is something for everyone. Another swipe and a user generated list of Favorites screen makes favorite places and worlds instantly accessible. Customize Wikitude according to your content preferences and lifestyle. BlackBerry's unique BBM service within Wikitude arrives pre-installed on the favorites page, and makes finding and connecting with other BBM users a snap, beside chatting to your existing buddies in AR, you may even make new friends.

Wikitude is launching this 7.0 version together with content partners such as TripAdvisor, Hotels.com, Yelp and more.

"We are delighted to partner with Wikitude to help empower their users to make the very best travel decisions when preparing for their trip, through insight and feedback from the experiences of over 50 million travellers. With TripAdvisor on the Wikitude mobile application, users are only a couple of clicks away from discovering a top rated hotel, restaurant or attraction." comments Rory Kenny, Director Mobile Partnerships EMEA, TripAdvisor.

"The great thing with the integration of Hotels.com in Wikitude is that customers can look at last minute deals for hotels nearby using their phone camera. They can look at hotels available around them, find the right prices, look at photos of the hotel, as well as customer reviews. That provides to the customer a great, and content rich experience," adds Yannick Barriol, Mobile Marketing, Hotels.com.

Wikitude 7 is now available for all supported BlackBerry devices.

18 comments

anthonybaker

looks like a great update

bluetroll

thanks for the heads up.

gordongr

I deleted this long ago to due it constantly asking me to calibrate my compass, maybe ill try it again

LuayS

TBH I hated that as well, hopefully this has fixed it. I actually did like the premise of Wikitude it was sweet when me and my girlfriend were looking for some tasty Chinese food.

smugglerkid

Why isn't it available for blackberry curve 3g 9300 even though its running on os 6 ?

atlkid891

Wikitude Augmented Reality runs on OS7 only. A watered down version is availiable for OS6 devices.

Mattma43

Looks great, updated to 7.0. As far as calibration goes, it's not the application, it is the BB that can't hold the calibration.

craiggger

I have a bold 9900 and ive just upgraded to 7.0 wikitude. Compass problems again... Boo-urns

supraking

People can look at hotels around them, get prices, VIEW PHOTOS....

Couldn't you just walk into the hotel?

bambinoitaliano

Walk in rate are much higher. You have to prebook to take advantage of any hotel deals.

3Dee

Does anyone actually use this app? I'm genuinely interested.

jayemmbee

ditto, its a great concept but i cant see the real world usefullness or rather willingness to use it

cherolis

I use it. Its pretty sweet for finding things. more than anything though... its the wow factor... it comes in handy when people complain that blackberries are outmoded and have no cool apps.

My wife was trying to find a place to eat in downtown nashville... searching around with directions on her worthless iphone.

wikitude... look around with the camera... and poof... logans is over there... I showed her and started walking. She begrudgingly admitted... "you win this round."

crackcookie

Ha.

Yeah um, as BB users we need to actually not only embrace apps and new OS's but find ways to make them useful, that is what prevents companies from coming to BB!

But I digress, wikitude is slightly stupid since the BB can't hold a calibration. So it is more annoying than anything

MaxPayne79

about time this has never worked for me on all 3 os 7 phones I've had. the 9380 the 9860 and the 9900. it permanently asks me to recalibrate the compass. and thats it. I'm gonna give this a shot and hopefully they've fixed the problems.

CheckWriter

I guess I'll give it another try. I deleted it after I couldn't locate any of the businesses around me and it thought I was in London.

chronomatic

Just an interesting heads-up on this update.

Seems like they have ads forced in on one of the favourites tabs now. While I've never had any issues with Wikitude and calibrations (it's actually pretty neat) this doesn't sit too well for me. *shrug*

ashisharora001

I give a boo to this update since it doesn't give me 'list' option if i wanna add bbm friends. I had downgraded the same day!!