Google goggles used to...

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    Am I nuts, or when you used to bring up google goggles, and pointed it say, down town, would show you what was in the area- ie: restaurants, clubs, businesses? I remember my original droid doing this, but am not having luck with my droidX. When we would go to a larger city it was an extremely useful feature... If I need to clarify let me know... any help would be super. Thanks.
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    I think you are referring to "Places"?
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    As in the red balloon app? I am not questioning.. looking more for guidance... It has a real time feature?.. Oh god.. I sound like a total tool don't I ... apologies...
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    Yes places has a red balloon icon. No you don't sound like a tool lol, how would you know if you didn't ask..well guess ya coulda gone thru every app... ;)
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    Ok, cool , I am familiar with Places app... but I swear I remember being able to pull up google goggles, point it down a street, and in real time, as if you were taking a picture of a business front,~but not~ it would show you as you walked down the street, the businesses.... Think college game day, downtown Lincoln NE, and you are looking at places to eat, bars, shops, etc... I have activated GPS.. yadda yadda... No? crazy pants? ... quit hittin the sauce?... anyone remember that feature?
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    Funny, you should mention that. I remember the same thing and I was just asking someone else about it. That was a cool app. You could be in a new town at an intersection and point the droid like a camera down each street to see what was there. It would pop up a name of a restaurant or gas station etc and you could tap on it and get a description.
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    Alright!!! I knew I remembered correctly! Now... to find out how to make it do that again!
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    i dunno about GG but perhaps it was one of these other ones? I have never used that before so i dont know. Just thought this might help.
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    The app you are looking for is called Layar or Wikitude World Browser.