Softonic’s App of the Week highlights some of the coolest, most unique, and popular apps that have been released for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac. This week we are looking at Phind, the app that tells you exactly what you are looking at… providing you are looking at is a building.
Blending the words “photo” and “find,” the name itself is a pretty accurate description of what the app does. Take a photo of a building or landmark and Phind will use the image and location data to, well, find it.
This may not seem too useful, but add a few other apps to the mix and Phind becomes a more powerful tool. Integrating Wikepedia and you will instantly be delivered the history of the building and area. Tie-in TripAdvisor and you can find restaurants and other activities in the area. You can even connect Uber to instantly book a car.
Expecting it to know every building in the world may be a bit of a stretch, but if you are in a city center with distinctive markers Phind proves incredibly useful. That being said, don’t rely on it too much unless you know you have a good internet connection.
Phind is a great use of augmented reality, especially if you are already using compatible apps.
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