The New York based Visor app will use the power of the crowd to show you whether there is a line outside a restaurant, where the parking places are and what the traffic looks like on your route into the city.
Impatient people can ask who long the line is and get an instantaneous view of how things look.
You can also browse maps and see geolocated images or other happenings in the area.
Ask to see what is happening at any location, right now.
Someone will upload an image within a few minutes.
You can then decide whether to go and queue or to wait for a while. You do not need to be friends with the other users to get the information you need.
Users share photos and any additional information you have asked for.
You can see what users are requesting in the Visor feed.
The app is relatively new, and relies on crowdsourced images.
Unless your town has lots of other users with the app, it is not going to be very useful until it gets good coverage with a larger user base.
At the moment the app only shows still images, uploaded by users.
I will wait for the tweak which will add video to the Visor experience.
Then, I will be able to experience a virtual tour of out of the way places without leaving the house.
Virtual reality tours in real time, using crowdsourcing to answer my questions would let me get to locations I would never normally get to, And that would be a very cool thing indeed.