Some good points on the practicality of mobile AR from Jack Bennof. Got the article here. One of the things that intrigue me with current mobile AR – particularly commercial endeavors – is how the deal with intrinsic issues related to AR, such as registration, depth of view and if HMDs are used ocular and non-ocular symptoms from their use.
Will come back into those in the future here or on Synthetic-toys.
Google Goggles are available for iPhone, after Android. Using your smartphone’s camera you can ‘detect’ landmarks and get information about them. Any form of ‘target-less’ traking and landmark detection is imho towards the right way.