Layar meets Qype

Turn your mobile phone’s camera display into a local information and recommendation portal with Qype for Layar. Just point your handset to any restaurant or bar around you and learn about people’s recommendations. “Layar meets Qype” brings Qype recommendations of restaurants, bars and events right onto your mobile phone. is the leading recommendation portal in Germany, Great Britain and France.

Imagine being in a yet unknown city, looking for a good restaurant in the area. Just use the camera of your mobile phone to view the area around you and immediately find local recommendations of the Qype community magically merged into your camera view. Information widgets show fotos of the place, community ratings, the distance and direction. You can easily browse through the community recommendations on your handset with just one click.

“Layar meets Qype” shows Qype data in realtime. Therefor we connected this layer to the Qype APIs. Under the hood, every data request is routed through to Qype. Responses are translated back match the Layar API specifications. “Layar meets Qype” runs on Hoppala layer server technology.


Visit the Hoppala Layar meets Qype gallery on Flickr.

About Marc

Marc René Gardeya is founder and CEO of Hoppala Agency, Germany. He built and operates Hoppala Augmentation, the world's largest developer community and content creation tool for geobased AR, and he received international recognition for rebuilding the Berlin Wall in AR on a consumer mobile device. He built AR experiences for several international campaigns, large scale tourism applications as well as non-profit educational projects. Marc is developing core technology in the field of mobile augmented reality and computer vision. He built the real time SLAM 3D optical tracker and the foundations of the monocular 3D reconstruction system on an iPad2 for Dekko Inc., San Francisco. He is an international speaker, mentor and trainer. Marc has a Masters degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and has been working in the field of software engineering for more than 10 years.
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