Embedded sensors are massively deployed around the world, especially in urban areas. The increasing urbanism implies advanced challenges for the citizens. Real-time sensory data is expected to assist in addressing some of these challenges. The rise of multi-sensory mobile phones with Internet connectivity and the promising practice of Web-enabling physical devices create the need for a bridging between the Mobile Web and the Web of Things in urban environments.
We believe that location would be the key element that will enable this bridging.
Location will facilitate the filtering of large amounts of real-time sensory data, being generated to represent environmental conditions. In this paper, we developed a location-based, mobile application that interacts with Web-enabled sensors that are deployed in the vicinity of the user, by means of online, global sensor directories.