Mobile connectivity: Space and Place


A well laid out overview of this little rhyme that means a lot more: at the moment, mobile devices rely on the concept of Place: meaning ‘location aware’ apps – where are you relative to the nearest retauraunt, bank machine, theatre?

Another aspect that is only now becoming possible to analyze is Space – the mobile device+app understanding where you are now not just as a pushpin, but why you are there.

Adding the ‘why’ to the ‘where’ requires better geolocation, better inference of the user’s plans and goals – in short, smarter software. Augmented reality using GPS and compass is only the start of this, Natural Feature detection and other techniques that allow the mobile device to recognize scenes and objects is the next step.

PDF from Method.com

Method.com introduction

Core77’s take

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