BeaconPass: A location based APP game for traveler

Tsung Yuan Ho, Chien Hsu Chen, Sheng Fen Chien, Yi Hsuan Chen, Su Yu Liu, Juan Sebastian Bayona

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Abstract

BeaconPass is a smartphone/tablet application inspired by shared problems among travelers. Following our previews research; lack of internet access, GPS inaccuracy, battery life and insufficient site-specific information, reflect on travelers getting lost and missing on their touring expectations. Thus it was decided that the application’s goal is to narrow the gap between previously planned activities and the exploration of a city. Beacon technology was selected as the means, from which the application would develop, to ease the exploration of a city. Given the potential that beacon technology holds for showcasing a wide offer of visiting alternatives, on a site-specific basis, the application has been packaged into a game that seeks to encourage the traveler to meet unplanned locations. Graphically, the game uses a “pirate’s journey” metaphor that allows the user to level up while engaging in an open exploration of the city.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationAccess to Today’s Technologies - 9th International Conference, UAHCI 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings
EditorsMargherita Antona, Constantine Stephanidis, Constantine Stephanidis
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages288-297
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319206776
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Event9th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 2015 Aug 22015 Aug 7

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9175
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other9th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period15-08-0215-08-07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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