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Title: Mobile edutainment in the city
Authors: Dingli, Alexiei
Seychell, Dylan
Keywords: Location-based services
Mobile computing
Augmented reality
Mobile apps
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: International Association for Development of the Information Society
Citation: Dingli, A., & Seychell, D. (2011). Mobile edutainment in the city. IADIS International Conference on Mobile Learning, Avila. 183-187.
Abstract: Touring around a City can sometimes be frustrating rather than an enjoyable experience. The scope of the Virtual Mobile City Guide (VMCG) is to create a mobile application which aims to provide the user with tools normally used by tourists while travelling and provides them with factual information about the city. The VMCG is a mash up of different APIs implemented in the Android platform which together with an information infrastructure provides the user with information about different attractions and guidance around the city in question. While providing the user with the traditional map view by making use of the Google maps API, the VMCG also employs the Wikitude┬« API to provide the user with an innovative approach to navigating through cities. This view uses augmented reality to indicate the location of attractions and displays information in the same augmented reality. The VMCG also has a built in recommendation engine which suggests attractions to the user depending on the attractions which the user is visiting during the tour and tailor information in order to cater for a learning experience while the users travel around the city in question.
ISBN: 9789728939458
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