Augmented Wikipedia Reality Has Arrived on the iPhone

Posted: 03 Oct 2009 02:23 PM PDT

month ago, we covered Wikitude, an augmented reality app for Google Android. Augmented reality takes virtual data, places it on your phone, and allows you to interact with it using your compass, camera, and GPS. The end result is the ability to see virtual items and information in the real world.

Wikitude's AR app combines Wikipedia and geotagged information from its users and places it in your hands. But while it's been on Android for some time, it hasn't been on the iPhone. That's because has Apple has only recently begun to accept AR on the iPhone, inadvertently starting with Yelp's easter egg. 

But now we've learned from ReadWriteWeb that Wikitude has made its debut on the iPhone. The free app is now available in the iTunes store [iTunes link].