TwittAround: iPhone/iTouch App That Combines Twitter With Augmented Reality

Augmented reality apps are quickly becoming the next big thing, even if none currently exist yet for the iPhone. The latest concept is TwittaRound, which combines your world with that of the Twitterverse, showing nearby recent tweets overlaid on top of the horizon using GPS, the compass and accelerometers, and access to Twitter. Video after the break

Currently it’s in beta development, but neither it nor any augmented reality apps will be hitting the App Store any time soon, as they use private APIs to use and mess with live video, which is currently not allowed by the SDK.

This is a video of the first beta version of TwittARound – an augmented reality Twitter viewer on the iPhone. It shows live tweets around your location on the horizon. Because of video see-through effect you see where the tweet comes from and how far it is away.