Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10216/67312
Author(s): P. Coelho
A. Aguiar
João Correia Lopes
Title: OLBS: Offline location based services
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: Most existing location-based services rely on ubiquitous connectivity to deliver location-based contents to the users. However, connectivity is not available anywhere at anytime even in urban centres. Underground, indoors, remote areas, and foreign countries are examples situations where users commonly do not have guaranteed connectivity but could profit from location-based contents. In this work, we propose an open platform for publishing, distributing and maintaining location-based contents that can be accessed offline by the user on a mobile device. Additionally, we describe the prototype we implemented for proof of concept consisting of an smart phone application and a web application back office, using 2D-barcodes as location identifiers. Our prototype provides offline access, as well as publishing, installing and updating location-based content. © 2011 IEEE.
Description: Most existing location-based services rely on ubiquitous connectivity to deliver location-based contents to the users. However, connectivity is not available any- where at anytime even in urban centres. Underground, indoors, remote areas, and foreign countries are examples situations where users commonly do not have guaranteed connectivity but could profit from location-based contents. In this work, we propose an open platform for publishing, distributing and maintaining location-based contents that can be accessed offline by the user on a mobile device. Ad- ditionally, we describe the prototype we implemented for proof of concept consisting of an smartphone application and a web application backoffice, using 2D-barcodes as location identifiers. Our prototype provides offline access, as well as publishing, installing and updating location- based content.
Subject: Engenharia de software, Tecnologia de software, Informática, Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Software engineering, Software technology, Informatics, Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia electrotécnica, electrónica e informática
Engineering and technology::Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering
URI: https://repositorio-aberto.up.pt/handle/10216/67312
Source: International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services, and Technologies
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional

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