London Lite Thursday, 9 July 2009 13 iPhone that shows you the closest Tube station Justaimhandsetandpioneeringsoftwaredisplaysinfo by mark blunden how iT works Drinktonight ...ajugofsangria AnDAluciA This restaurant may not be the pinnacle of spanish dining, but its a great place for a jug of sangria and a quick snack after work, or before heading out to the West End. in many ways Andalucia offers what most people want from a tapas bar -- simple decor, busy atmosphere and friendly staff. Tapas dishes cost from 3.75 and paella starts at 13.95 per person. A jug of juicy sangria is 13.50. 4 Panton Street, W1 (020 7930 9950) BArcelonA TApAs BAr AnD resTAurAnTe LocATEd on the citys eastern fringe, this restaurant has a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere. With its large selection of tasty tapas, Barcelona is the perfect place for a lunchtime or post-work snack. its sangria recipe is its own and includes brandy and orange liqueur. Tapas costs from 2.25. A jug of sangria is 12.95 15 St Botolph Street, EC3 (020 7377 5111) kelly ArmsTrong read1,ooosofpubandrestaurant reviewsandbookonlineat thisislondon.co.uk/lite Rail useful: the new iPhone software uses GPS to track the users location then shows where the closest station is, above, and even which Underground lines it is on, right IT Is the ultimate satnav accessory for every Londoner -- a mobile phone that takes you to the nearest Tube station. The software for the new iPhone 3Gs uses an inbuilt video camera and GPs sensors to display the exact location of nearby stations. It even reveals which Underground lines are running beneath your feet. The software is expected to go on sale next week for 1.19, although it is still awaiting approval from Apple. By moving the phone you can estab- lish the nearest Tube station. If you tilt the phone upwards you will see stations further away, and images move in real time as you walk. The software is believed to be the first commercially available on a mobile phone to use augmented real- ity, a system which superimposes information on to live pictures. Developers say it could lead to the ultimate travel guide, where pointing a camera at a landmark shows infor- mation about it. Phone firms such as Nokia have already tested such systems, although they are not yet widely available. Chetan Damani, of London firm acrossair, which developed the software, said: What we wanted to create was something which was based on real life. By using the sensors inside the iPhone we were able to superimpose Tube map loca- tions on to the display. Mr Damani said the firm hoped to add a feature which would show users live Tube data from Transport for Londons countdown boards. It is also consider- ing adding bus routes, along with versions for other cities. ThE Nearest Tube software uses three processes to pinpoint where the user is. Using GPs, it takes a feed from satellites to find the phones location. Then a compass in the phone checks which direction the user is facing and an accelerometer checks whether the phone is facing up or down. it then uses a database of Tube stations and overlays the details on to a live video display from the devices camera. index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html