TALOS Mobile Guides
R&D Project - European
The publishing business is currently undergoing a fundamental change in that printed content is progressively replaced by electronic content. While in the case of books this translates to a “simple” switch to ebooks, for mobile guides and geo-enabled content, smartphones brought along an even bigger change as multimedia content can be shown in a context-sensitive way by using for example location. TMGuide proposes to further exploit the research results of the TALOS project (Task-aware location-based services) in the context of Mobile Travel Guides to utilize novel Mobile Guide technology in connection with various smartphone platforms. TMGuide will perform some technological development necessary to bring the respective Mobile Guides to market (automated content production, introduction of additional mobile platforms, addition of geospatial data, and integration with translation services) and will conduct specific demonstration and dissemination activities to showcase the Mobile Guides.