Nokia’s HERE Maps application for Windows Phone 8 recently gained another new feature: LiveSight. Like City Lens, which provides an augmented reality overlay on your screen to show you were points of interest are, Nokia said LiveSight will “recognize and identify places around you simply by looking through your phone’s display.”
The technology, which is also used in Foursquare’s new Windows Phone 8 application, will actually put digital labels on top of the environment around you. Standing in New York City, for example, it may label a Starbucks or a McDonald’s down the street. The best part? Nokia HERE supports offline mode, including with LiveSight, so your experience won’t deteriorate if you lose your wireless signal.
You can test out the feature by opening Nokia HERE and tapping the LiveSight icon.