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Space-time travel blogging using a mobile phone.

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Published

Publication date06/2007
Host publicationACE '07 Proceedings of the international conference on Advances in computer entertainment technology
Place of publicationNew York
PublisherACM
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-59593-640-0
Original languageEnglish

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the international conference on Advances in computer entertainment technology
CitySalzburg, Austria
Period13/06/0715/06/07

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the international conference on Advances in computer entertainment technology
CitySalzburg, Austria
Period13/06/0715/06/07

Abstract

Whilst location based services have long been envisioned as an important element of future mobile user experiences, they have only recently become realizable for the average phone user. This is due to the emergence of: flat rate date tariffs on mobile networks; low cost Bluetooth GPS units and a large user base of phones capable of installing and running applications. In this paper we discuss the design, implementation, and results of a six month open user trial of a space-time photo travel blogging service called LocoBlog. The user experiences, over 1100 photographs from 14 countries, show that such a service is practical, affordable and seen as a new and exciting way of not only recording and sharing travel experiences but also general activities within their daily lives.