Street Lens is an augmented reality application that gives dynamic information about your surroundings such as shops, restaurants, banks, ATMs, gas stations, landmarks, police stations and other points of interest, shown as virtual signs overlaid on or above buildings.
Overview -------------- 1. Shows important places around you. 2. Has more than 7 categories/types of places to show from 3. Conveniently switches from Camera view to Map view to list view without any tap of button 4. View the details of a place with just one tap 5. Reserve a hotel, call an ambulance, call a shop in just one tap in details view. 6. Tapping on the summary circle (shown in the top right of the Camera View) will display a bar using which you can control the distance of view. 7. Freeze or unfreeze the camera view when it is displaying the places by just tapping on the pause/play icon at the bottom left of the camera view. When on freeze mode the items won't change with the camera direction anymore. Once you are done studying the places of interest, tap on the play icon and you will go back to normal view. 8. See the traffic around your place in the map view
Details ---------- Street Lens makes finding the best of what’s around you as simple and natural as looking down a street. Street Lens uses your mobile’s camera display to reveal the best shops, restaurants, and other points of interest, so you instantly see what’s in that direction. Simply tap a place’s icon to see more information, see photos, make a call to that place or just read reviews about that place.
Hold your mobile down and you will see all the places in Google Map view. Tilt again to portrait mode and you will see the list of places in list view along with the direction to each of those places.
No more asking others for the best cafe. No more looking for sign boards. With Street Lens, you see what’s around you from your point of view, so finding something great has never been more easy and fun.
You can choose from one of the following categories 1. Food 2. Shopping 3. Transport (bus, taxi or metro) 4. Banks, ATMs and Fuel 5. Emergency services like doctors, ambulance, fire engines and police station 6. Popular Landmakrs 7. Religious places such as temples, churches, mosques and others
If you want to just know about popular places nearby, then use the "Closeby" category to display all the places around you.
You can choose how close and how far you need the places to be shown. You can select distance from as close as 300 metres to as far as 5 kilometres. You can also chose how many places to be shown ranging from 20 upto 60. Make your camera your city lens and your street lens depending on the distance.
Summary circle in the camera view displays places around the user as dots. Tapping on the summary circle will display a bar using which you can control the distance of view.
Freeze Feature: Using the freeze feature, you can stop the movement of camera view and see the place items without any motions. Once you click play the camera view resumes to its usual mode.
The app is powered by Google APIs.
The permissions used are for 1. getting your location and fetching places details from Google! 2. display Ads
Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have anything to say about the app.
Places shown: transit, poi, airport, aquarium, bakery, bank, bar, book store, bus station, cafe, car wash, church, dentist, department store, doctor, establishment, fire station, florist, food, gas station, grocery supermarket, health, hindu temple, hospital, library, lodging, mosque, movie theater, night club, police, school, shopping mall, subway station, taxi, train station, university
Excellent App..... for samsung S5 - BUT I AM UNABLE 2 USE IN HTC Desire 516 I AM USING HTC Desire 516 I AM UNABLE TO USE THIS APP COULD YOU HELP ME OUT WITH THIS..... Basically I am in to sales and I do travel a lot. It's one of the best app ever I used. I would love to share this app with all of my friend's. Thanks Pavan (for samsung S5)
Used it on a friend's tablet, then downloaded it on my HTC. It's a great app, but it seems to have compatibility issues. It automatically brings up the map version nine times out of ten due to what appears to be a gyroscope issue. When it works, it works quite well, but I'd be a lot more enamored if it could do so more frequently. If it gets fixed, five stars definitely.
Useful but... I keep finding the thing running in the background. I know the developer replied to a previous review by someone else to say that it doesn't do that... but I can see it running. Even after it's been hibernated by Greenify (I love that app), it still comes back and runs again without me launching it. If it doesn't run in the background, then why does it need "run at startup" permission? That needs to be fixed. Edit: 20/10/14 - I can confirm that this behaviour is fixed now in version 1.15. Increasing my rating accordingly.
Hi Graeme, Thanks for reporting it to us. We have removed the "run at startup" permission from our app. Request you to download the latest update. Do mail us at email@example.com if you wish to know the exact technical details.
Harry Blowfish May 25, 2015
NOT WORKING Has a few problems: (1) Only lists a "few" of all the shops, restaurants, etc. in the area. Not bad but not great either. (2) When you read the Reviews written by patrons of the stores, restaurants, etc. you'll notice one VERY odd thing -- they were all written in January 1970! Really, we need the REAL date, because we'll want to take any "recent" complaints seriously. January 1970 is no help at all. (3) The "rating" system isn't working right. When this app shows a patron's rating as 3-stars (***), the restaurant's actual website shows it to be a 4 or 5 star rating (*****). Which one can be trusted? Will give 5 stars when any two of these problems are corrected. (Lately all I get is "FAILED TO GET LOCATION INFO, TRY AGAIN LATER." How could it fail at this? Both my wifi AND my location info are ON.) Uninstalling soon.
The review date was incorrectly displayed. It is fixed now. Thanks for reporting.
The rating is taken from Google Places. If you visit Google Maps and search for a restaurant, the ratings mentioned there and in the app will be same. The restaurant's actual website will match ours only if restaurant are showing Google Maps' rating in their site.
WFCDefi August 10, 2016
Nothing of use Fails to find my location on both 4G and WiFi with it enabled in the settings. Other apps have been successful in getting my location info so it isn't an issue with my phone.