Location, Location, Location…        • Joe Davis        • White Horse
This presentation is NOT…•       Coding hour•       Stone tablets from on high    This presentation IS…    •    Ideation –...
Yesterday’s science fictionis today’s reality!
Location is so 20092012? Not so much. Why?
Location is so 20092012? Not so much. Why?
User context to the rescue•   The user’s environment, tools, and self•   Context-sensitive applications hunt and    gather...
Optional:Applying creative context to user context•   SCA for the digital age
Hardware:the eyes and ears of the application•   Narrow it down – SmartphonesLet’s go through them individually, then we’l...
Global Positioning (GPS)•   Or… Wi-Fi triangulationProvides:• Location (Lat, Lon, Altitude)Can be used to decipher:• Direc...
AccelerometerProvides:• Pitch, yaw, rollCan be used to decipher:• Position relative to gravity• Motion/Gestures
CameraProvides:• Visual reference to environmentCan be used to decipher:• What I see• Light vs. dark• Inside vs. outside• ...
Two CamerasProvides:• ParallaxCan be used to decipher:• Depth perception• 3D meshes
CompassProvides:• Electro-magnetic field (EMF) detectionCan be used to decipher:• Position relative to the North and South...
MicrophoneProvides:• Audio signal inputCan be used to decipher:• Ambient noise levels• Verbal input cues
Data / Web ServicesProvides the awesome-sauce for richer contextsCan be:• Collected from user• Pulled from online service ...
Examples:•   Calendar/Contacts•   Proximity to other users/locations (Geoloqi)•   Driving directions/terrain (Google Maps ...
Do you have data someone could use?Be a sport and share!Doesn’t matter how:• ReST• SOAP• RPC• RDF• ATOM/APP
Give us some examples!Read: finally, some pictures…
Zombies, Run!
Parallel Kingdom
Motorola Smart Actions
Let’s explore an app idea right now!•   Premise: Vampires, Hunters, Werewolves•   You are the playing piece•   Event-based...
More ideas?
Ghost Hunter•   Record EVP (electronic voice phenomenon)•   Detect EMF (electro-magnetic field)•   Get video/photo evidenc...
Galactic Empire• Who wants to be mayor of Starbucks when  you could be ruler of the galaxy?!?• Use AR to visualize and int...
Send royalties to…• jdavis@whitehorse.com• @_Joe_Davis_
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Location, Location, Location... What are we Missing?

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There is a world—no, a universe—of data available to mobile devices that can be combined with location data to generate a much more engaging and personalized mobile experience. Who’s using it? How can you? Get creative!!
This presentation will explore how latitude and longitude can be combined with time of day, sunrise/sunset calculations, weather reports, phases of the moon, alignment of the planets, biorythmic patterns, proximity to family and friends, etc… in order to generate meaningful “lifestyle” applications and immersive gaming experiences--all with novel visualizations and a sense of humor.

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Location, Location, Location... What are we Missing?

  1. Location, Location, Location… • Joe Davis • White Horse
  2. This presentation is NOT…• Coding hour• Stone tablets from on high This presentation IS… • Ideation – fodder for the grey matter • Think up something new
  3. Yesterday’s science fictionis today’s reality!
  4. Location is so 20092012? Not so much. Why?
  5. Location is so 20092012? Not so much. Why?
  6. User context to the rescue• The user’s environment, tools, and self• Context-sensitive applications hunt and gather application input by observing the user or asking them for clues• Be somewhere or do something
  7. Optional:Applying creative context to user context• SCA for the digital age
  8. Hardware:the eyes and ears of the application• Narrow it down – SmartphonesLet’s go through them individually, then we’llcombine them for fun!
  9. Global Positioning (GPS)• Or… Wi-Fi triangulationProvides:• Location (Lat, Lon, Altitude)Can be used to decipher:• Direction of travel• Proximity to other objects• Speed
  10. AccelerometerProvides:• Pitch, yaw, rollCan be used to decipher:• Position relative to gravity• Motion/Gestures
  11. CameraProvides:• Visual reference to environmentCan be used to decipher:• What I see• Light vs. dark• Inside vs. outside• AR Targets (Augmented Reality)
  12. Two CamerasProvides:• ParallaxCan be used to decipher:• Depth perception• 3D meshes
  13. CompassProvides:• Electro-magnetic field (EMF) detectionCan be used to decipher:• Position relative to the North and South poles• Presence of EMF
  14. MicrophoneProvides:• Audio signal inputCan be used to decipher:• Ambient noise levels• Verbal input cues
  15. Data / Web ServicesProvides the awesome-sauce for richer contextsCan be:• Collected from user• Pulled from online service provider
  16. Examples:• Calendar/Contacts• Proximity to other users/locations (Geoloqi)• Driving directions/terrain (Google Maps or…)• Weather, current or forecast (NOAA, etc…)• Astronomical data• Astrological data• Prices for goods/services/commodities
  17. Do you have data someone could use?Be a sport and share!Doesn’t matter how:• ReST• SOAP• RPC• RDF• ATOM/APP
  18. Give us some examples!Read: finally, some pictures…
  19. Zombies, Run!
  20. Parallel Kingdom
  21. Motorola Smart Actions
  22. Let’s explore an app idea right now!• Premise: Vampires, Hunters, Werewolves• You are the playing piece• Event-based interactions• Proximity detection… add creative context…• Sunrise/sunset• Full moons• Cloud cover
  23. More ideas?
  24. Ghost Hunter• Record EVP (electronic voice phenomenon)• Detect EMF (electro-magnetic field)• Get video/photo evidence• Upload to server and swap ghost stories
  25. Galactic Empire• Who wants to be mayor of Starbucks when you could be ruler of the galaxy?!?• Use AR to visualize and interact with trade routes… (ala Google Sky)
  26. Send royalties to…• jdavis@whitehorse.com• @_Joe_Davis_

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