||Gesture and context based navigation of mobile services using the Relevant Service Suggestion System
||von Buchwald, Esben
||Larsen, Jakob Eg (Cognitive Systems, Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
Murray-Smith, Rod (Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow)
||Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
||Despite the enormous effort in developing and offering mobile online-services for the users, which have been going on for a several years, we have yet to see the big boom in the use of these services.
One of the major issues so far, has been the limited input capabilities of conventional mobile devices, but modern mobile phones with built in sensors makes a potential for alternative input methods and qualified suggestions on what services the user might demand. To investigate this topic, a location aware application prototype named R3S, Relevant Service Suggestion System, has been built.
The prototype is developed for the Nokia 6210 Navigator smartphone and allows the user to point-and-find at the services needed, using the awareness of the user’s location and the measured compass bearing, in addition to a distance range chosen by a physical gesture. It allows the user to find all food stores, geotagged Wikipedia articles, bus terminals and train stations in Denmark, and do various interactions with these, like getting the departure times from the chosen train station or buying a ticket.
An administration tool which has also been developed, which makes it possible to create customized location aware services for use with the mobile application, and could potentially be used to set up temporary services at the stages of music festivals for instance. Furthermore, the prototype allows the users to place content and share it to their Facebook friends.
For future experiments on this topic, the created prototype may serve as a framework built of easily exchangeable or extensible modules.
The achieved results and experiences from creating this prototype are described and discussed, along with a list of relevant future work within the topic.
||Technical University of Denmark (DTU) : Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Creation date: 2009-11-03
Update date: 2010-08-25