Hunt For Virtual Easter Eggs In Melbourne With EggRaider

Easter! It involves eggs, or so I've been led to believe by my parents and related relatives. Also for some folks, there's a bit of the divine, but that doesn't have much to do with Cadbury Creme Eggs so it's never really held my attention. So yes, eggs. Australian app developer jTribe has cracked out an app for this year's holiday where Melbourne dwellers can hunt around for virtual reality eggs, which are 100 per cent less delicious than real reality ones.

That shouldn't stop Victorians from checking it out. The app, available for iOS devices, can be downloaded free from the App Store. It taps into your GPS (and Facebook friends, if you allow it) to place eggs at a variety of locations around Melbourne's CBD. Once you get close to one, you can whip out your phone's camera and a 3D egg will appear in all its augmented reality glory.

Being on Flinders St, I loaded up the app to see where the closest egg to me was. Going by the radar, I would have found one if I was game enough to waltz off my balcony. This wouldn't be such a big deal if I wasn't on the sixth floor.

While I doubt it'll hold the average person's attention for long, it might be a good one to keep the kids entertained, especially if they don't get to see the city often. The eggs are located in many of Melbourne's alleyways and near landmarks, so who knows — it might be a fun way to go exploring over the next few days.

[iTunes, via TechCrunch]

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