For a long time I thought, boy, if only I had some way to turn my phone into a mirror – I’d never have to worry if something was stuck in my teeth ever again. Then I got an iPhone 4 and realized its backwards-facing camera performed exactly that function.
Now an eyewear retailer has come to the same realization and launched an augmented reality app that allows customers to virtually try on glasses – then buy the pair they like, online.
It’s a great use of technology. And why stop there? A hair stylist chain could use the same technology to let someone see themselves in various hair styles. And one doesn’t have to be practical about this. A pizza place looking to advertise could create an app that lets people see how they’d look with tomato sauce all over their face – and perhaps even send that image to a friend.
Seems that in the 21st century, even the mirror gets an update.