Abstract: We here present Fun in Numbers (FinN), a framework for developing pervasive applications and interactive installations for entertainment and educational purposes. Using ad hoc mobile wireless sensor network nodes as the enabling devices, FinN allows for the quick prototyping of applications that utilize input from multiple physical sources (sensors and other means of interfacing), by offering a set of programming templates and services, such as topology discovery, localization and synchronization, that hide the underlying complexity. We present the target application domains of FinN, along with a set of multiplayer games and interactive installations. We describe the overall architecture of our platform
and discuss some key implementation issues of the application domains. Finally, we present the experience gained by deploying the applications developed with our platform.
Abstract: This work is an attempt to present and describe the design and implementation of a system for the cooperative multiplayer control of gaming and entertainment-related software, based on the use of mobile devices with wireless networking capabilities. We are currently using wireless sensor networking devices as the enabling platform, and our prototype application is based on Google Earth�s integrated flight simulator.