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App for leaving your virtual mark at physical places
在實際地點留下虛擬記號的app

An iPhone app shows the air quality reading as “Very Unhealthy” in downtown areas during the late afternoon in Beijing, China on March 17.
透過iPhone應用程式所顯示的是一張三月十七日傍晚攝於中國北京市中心,被標示為空氣品質「非常不健康」的照片。

Photo: EPA
照片:歐新社

Imagine standing at the Eiffel Tower and being able to see messages and videos overlaid through your smartphone from all visitors who have come before you. A new app called Wallit combines augmented reality, a virtual view of the real world that can be extended with graphics and other content, with a social experience.

It allows users to post and view content at virtual walls in popular places, tourist attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, stadiums and stores.

“Think of a virtual wall on the face of the Golden Gate Bridge from one end to the other where people can leave sentiments, photos, movies and even audio that are persistent at that location, even though the people who generate the content constantly keep changing,” said Veysel Berk, the founder of Wallit.

The goal, he said, is to record a cumulative, human experience at a location that exhibits the character of a place over time.

(Reuters)

想像自己站在艾菲爾鐵塔前,可以看到之前來過的所有旅客所留的訊息與影片,鋪天蓋地出現在你的智慧型手機上。新應用程式Wallit能將擴增實境,也就是透過圖片等內容擴展的真實世界虛擬影像,與社交經驗相結合。

Wallit讓使用者在艾菲爾鐵塔、體育場或商店等熱門地點或景點的虛擬塗鴉牆上,張貼及觀看內容。

Wallit創辦人維塞爾‧柏克表示:「想像一下金門大橋的一端到另一端有面虛擬塗鴉牆。民眾可以在上面留下會一直留在那裡的感想、照片、影片甚至是音檔,即便留言者會不停地改變。」

他表示,開發這項應用程式的目標,是要以日積月累的方式,紀錄人們在某一地點的體驗,以凸顯這一個地方的特色。

(路透/翻譯:自由時報)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. physical adj.

實際的 (shi2 ji4 de5)

例: All physical objects occupy space.

(所有實體物品都佔有空間。)

2. overlay v.

覆蓋 (fu4 gai4)

例: The foundation of the house is built from rubble overlaid with concrete.

(這間屋子的地基是以粗石覆蓋水泥建成。)

3. face n.

表面 (biao3 mian4)

例: A black bear was seen on the north face of the mountain.

(這座山的北面有一隻黑熊出沒。)


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