Providing Media Download Services in African Taxis

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

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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.

Item Type: Conference paper
Subjects: Human-centered computing
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2011
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:33

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