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Toolkit for user-created augmented reality games
Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Helsinki, Finland.
Helsinki Inst for Information Technology ,Finland.
Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Finland.
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2006 (English)In: MUM '06 Proceedings of the 5th international conference on Mobile and ubiquitous multimedia, 2006Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper we present MAR (Mobile Augmented Reality) Toolkit as an easy-to-use augmented reality toolset for building multi-user mobile phone games. It is built on top of MUPE - Nokia-developed open source mobile platform based on Java - which considers the special qualities of mobile technology. MAR Toolkit contains four components, map interface (MAP), physical object tagger (POT), public display (PUD) and silent communicator (SIC).We have successfully demonstrated MAR Toolkit by implementing a game named as Mupeland Yard based on classical board game Scotland Yard. In user testing we found that common usability issues related to mobile technology and MUPE-platform troubled the tests. However, especially POT component raised interest among developers. We found that using graphical 2D-tags for providing location information for augmented reality games is a simple and robust alternative for more technology intensive GPS and cell-ID information.

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, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 193
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Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-61133DOI: 10.1145/1186655.1186661ISBN: 1595936076ISBN: 978-159593607-3OAI: diva2:478612
5th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, MUM 2006; Stanford, CA; 4 December 2006 through 6 December 2006
QC 20120120Available from: 2012-01-16 Created: 2012-01-16 Last updated: 2012-01-20Bibliographically approved

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