A REAL TIME MULTIMEDIA SHARINGAPPLICATION BASED ON THE USERSLOCATION Abhishek Srivastava, Raghu Ananya Arabolu
MOTIVATION Sometimes we only get to know about a road block when we get there. At other times we can miss a good sale just because we did not have any information about it. There is a need for a location based notification application which can serve as a bulletin board for different types of notifications
APPLICATION OVERVIEW Our application enables the users to leave multimedia “tags” on a location. These can be left on the user’s current location or on a desired location on the map by the user. When another user would want to view any tags, he can check for notifications on his location or check any notifications on the map. The unique feature of the application is that the notifications can be of many descriptive forms. They can be a text tag, a voice tag or a picture tag.
FEATURES OF THE APPLICATION Further, the tags can be categorized by the user as an Alert, an Event or an Advertisement. This would help another user easily filter the tags to match his interest and then view them. A time to live is provided by the user who is placing the tag. This defines the amount of time for which the tag will be valid. The application also provides minor but useful functionalities like searching for a location on the map and giving the exact address when clicked on a location.
AUGMENTED REALITY We implemented a simplistic model of Augmented Reality. We used the Wikitude API to construct the Augmented Reality view Using this the user can view all the tags around him by panning his camera. A tag on the camera overlay would only describe the details of the tags like the name, type of tag and the category. Further processing in this view is not yet available in the API.
TECHNICAL OVERVIEW The client is an application of the Android Phone. Google Maps API is used for providing the map view on the client side. The server is implemented in PHP. MySQL is used for the back-end database for storing the tags and their details.