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Co-located Photo-Sharing on Mobile Devices

Doubell, DI and PG Arkcoll (2005) Co-located Photo-Sharing on Mobile Devices. Technical Report CS05-18-00, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

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Recent years have seen great advances in the field of mobile device technology and digital photography. These advances have resulted in a significant increase in popularity of such devices. Despite this rise in popularity, technology aimed at facilitating the sharing of the digital photographs using mobile devices is still limited.

This paper aims to further the research into such technology, by detailing the creation of an application, for use in co-located sharing of digital photographs, on mobile devices. The application, nicknamed FunkyShare, will allow users to share photographs in a group setting. Our application proposes to take advantage of the digital photographs format and mobile devices technology, to enhance the sharing experience and promote photo-based storytelling.

A user centred design process is used in the iterative development and evaluation of two software prototypes. Prototype evaluations, in the form of user experiments, yielded several results, from which new requirements for future prototype iterations are elicited. These requirements form a concrete basis for any future work on an application of this nature.

EPrint Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:co-located photo sharing mobile device photo image opentrek gapidraw
Subjects:J Computer Applications: J.7 COMPUTERS IN OTHER SYSTEMS
ID Code:267
Deposited By:Doubell, DI
Deposited On:27 October 2005