Google Android GPS Application “Enkin”

2 guys that are studying Computational Visualistics in Koblenz, Germany made a really interesting mobile application with the Google Android SDK for the Google Android Developer challenge. Actually it seems that it has been a while, but better late than never, eh?

” ‘Enkin’ introduces a new handheld navigation concept. It displays location-based content in a unique way that bridges the gap between reality and classic map-like representations. It combines GPS, orientation sensors, 3D graphics, live video, several web services and a novel user interface into an intuitive and light navigation system for mobile devices.”

Watching the video, I am impressed 🙂 This application should be integrated into the handset, it eliminates the boring 2D view of traditional apps.

Now that I look at the Top 50, it seems these guys didn’t win anything at the Developer Challenge. Sad for them 😦 They must have worked a lot to get the application working.

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