Nokia introduces City Lens 1.5 beta for WP7

The Nokia City Lens app that incorporates LiveSight technology is now available in a beta version for Nokia Lumia 900, 800 and 710. Nokia City Lens, exclusively developed for Nokia Lumia devices, is the first application to provide a LiveSight-enabled experience.


Nokia said that, City Lens 1.5 beta version will help it make the app even better and soon all Nokia Lumia owners, including owners of Nokia Lumia 820 and 920. The existing version of City Lens shows you all the places nearby, even around the corner or a block away. The latest Sightline feature lets you switch your view to only what’s in your direct line of sight, making it easier to spot great places that are right in front of you. With this beta version of Nokia City Lens app, users can quickly view a place’s address without leaving camera view. Nokia’s official blog read, “You can just tap to view the information overlaid on display while you keep scanning. When you’re ready to learn more about the place, another tap pulls up complete information of that place.”

With this new version of Nokia City Lens, Nokia said that, it is making good use of the key features in Windows Phone. The blog further adds, “Nokia City Lens now lets you pin individual categories to your home screen, so you can jump directly to your favourite category searches with just a tap. Art buff? Create a Sights tile. Foodie? Create a Food tile. Wherever you are, you can instantly find what you love.”

Users interested in trying out Nokia City Lens for their Nokia Lumia 900, 800 or 710, can  download it from Nokia Beta Labs.