Skift Take

Smart integration of the book with the app, a very logical one. Surprised it hasn't been done before by anyone else.

LP has partnered with augmented reality tech company Layar to allow users to access travel content such as video, photos, live weather feeds and activity ideas by scanning the cover of the book with a smartphone. The free app is currently being trialed with 42 European City Guides and is available for use on both iOS and Android – any devices which have a camera.

LP blogs about this launch on its site. Layar explains the tech behind it here.

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