About 5 years ago, I used an app called Layar to point the phone at buildings around me and find out their names. Nowadays Layar no longer works like that, and other apps I tried are lacking.
Is there a good AR app that can tell you what buildings and other points of interest are around you?
What I've tried:
No longer being developed (since May 2014), is based exclusively on image recognition and doesn't use GPS or other smartphone sensors. As a result, it works only if you see a building from the angle everyone before you has seen (and photographed) it before. As a result, the rather iconic building below isn't recognized.
World Around Me
Only shows categories of POIs (with one of the categories being "Prayer") based on the GPS location and orientation of the phone. If you want to know that that interesting-looking building is, you can't.
TBD, but seems to be the same as World Around Me.