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Type of publication:Inproceedings
Entered by:mylonas
TitleKafebook: Extending Social Networking Spaces using Smartphones and Public Displays
Bibtex cite IDRACTI-RU1-2011-40
Booktitle 5th Panhellenic Scientific Conference for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students in Computer Engineering, Informatics, related Technologies and Applications, EUREKA! 2011
Year published 2011
Month September
Location Kastoria, Greece
Keywords Pervasive,Social Networking,Smartphone,Android,Public Display,Bluetooth,Multimedia
In this work we discuss Kafebook, a system combining popular social networking platforms with activity input from the physical domain inside public spaces. The system is envisioned as a means for users to augment and communicate their activities to other people in their physical proximity through a public display, while catering for anonymity issues. We developed a client for Android smartphones that is used as the user interface and the enabling platform, with which users connect to the system infrastructure and interact with it. Apart from providing access to input from social networking sites, the Android client allows for chat between the users and music selection polls. Wireless networking is based on Bluetooth, a widespread technology in smartphones, which enables a more pervasive mode of operation, while utilizing it also as a proximity sensor. We deployed our system in a two-day public event as part of an undergraduate theses showcase, receiving positive feedback from visitors.
Oikonomidis, Ioannis
Theodoridis, Evangelos
Mylonas, Georgios
eureka-oikonomidi.pdf (main file)
Publication ID892