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Providing Media Download Services in African Taxis

Smith, Graeme and Gary Marsden (2011) Providing Media Download Services in African Taxis. In Proceedings SAICSIT 2011, pages 215-223, South Africa.

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Abstract

In this paper we design and evaluate a system that allows users to download media over Bluetooth in a public transport situation in the developing world. Our work examines how the benefits of previous successful desktop systems can be ported to an entirely mobile platform which allows it to be deployed in a moving vehicle. We explore and test the performance of the system both in a static location (where the mobile system performs as well as the desktop system) and in a mobile setting (where results are more mixed). Finally, we make recommendations and give insights into barriers for placing media distribution systems in public transport.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.5 INFORMATION INTERFACES AND PRESENTATION
ID Code:711
Deposited By:Marsden, Gary
Deposited On:18 November 2011