Bionic Eye(iTunes link) is the reincarnation of Nearest Subway, that cool augmented reality app we showed you back in July.  Not only does it have a new name, it does a lot more.  Fast food, Subways, Hotels, Wifi hotspots and more are all mapped out and included.  You’ll need an iPhone 3GS to play, more details below.

It is available for $.99 in the iTunes store for the US, the UK, France and Tokyo.  Yes, we’ve already bought it.

Bionic Eye covers all US cities.


Bionic Eye is a new application specifically developed for the iPhone 3GS that enables you to visualize Points of Interest (POI) located in your nearby environment in the US, thanks to a unique Augmented Reality functionality using the iPhone camera.


POI databases include restaurants, WiFi hotspots, subway stations (New York Subway, Washington Metro, Chicago L Rapid Transit), etc. Over 100.000 POI are already included in this application. Elements located at a distance less than 1km (0,621miles) only will be displayed on the screen.


Fast Food (POI)

– Mcdonald’s

– Subway

– Taco Bell

– Burger King


– Wendy’s

– Johnny Rockets

– Arby’s

– Carl’s Jr

– Panda Express

– Hardee’s

– Fatburger


Restaurants (POI)

– Domino’s Pizza

– Pizza Hut

– Hooters

– The Cheesecake Factory

– Hard Rock Café

– Chili’s Grill & Bar


Coffee, Pastry & Ice Cream (POI)

– Starbucks

– Ben & Jerry’s

– Krispy Kreme Doughnuts


Leisure (POI)

– WiFi

– Tourist locations

– Apple Store


Accommodation (POI)

– Holiday Inn

– Best Western

– Marriott

– Hilton

– Ramada

– Super 8

– Motel 6


Subway stations (POI) (available via in-app purchase)

– New York Subway

– Washington Metro

– Chicago L Rapid Transit


The Augmented Reality functionality is only available to iPhone 3GS users. Bionic Eye works fine with all other iPhone / iPod Touch models via Google Map system within the application.


– Vertical position: 360-degree view of all POI nearby your location, updated in real time as you walk in the streets. 


– Horizontal position: List of all nearest POI. When a POI is selected, a blue arrow (compass) is displayed to show the direction and the distance to that POI.


– The application is fully compatible with Google Map. It is possible to locate the nearest POI from your position on Google Map within the application.


We are already working on a new update of Bionic Eye to reduce loading time. Indeed, the application includes a lot of POI covering all US cities, they are accessible without any network connection, so this may take a few seconds to load. Of course, the new update will be free for Bionic Eye users. Thank you for your comprehension.


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