We summarized these findings into a set of design requirements for a service supporting mobile interaction among motorcyclists. “Ima Hima”: The Japanese expression for “are you free now? A mobile, location-integrated, community and instant messaging service allowing users to share their current personal status (location, activity, mood) publicly and privately with their buddies and send picture and instant messages to them. “Socialight”: A location-aware mobile social networking platform that allows people to connect with their friends and friends of friends in new, expressive ways. “Socializer”: A distributed, peer-to-peer platform that connects a person to people and services in the same location. New features can be developed and propagated by an open-source community running on wired as well as wireless networks. “Aware”: A flexible platform that operates a spatio-temporal moblog (mobile log) allowing collective contribution and distribution of media.Considering scalable systems, comprehensive and inclusive models for participation, the project has focused upon how to communicate context-awareness, mobile experience, and its narrative potential. “Meetup”: A technology platform and global network of local venues that helps people self-organize local group gatherings on the same day everywhere. “Modus”: Music in a venue should reflect the taste of the people in that space, not the owner of the jukebox or the people working behind the bar.It’s good for both social and business and it puts the power of blogging technology into the hands of the masses.
Designed to be an open framework on which locative (meaning location-based) networking applications can be built. “Trace Encounters”: A social network tracking and visualization project.
The project distributes a set of small stickpins, each of which uses limited-rage infrared data exchange to remember every other pin that it encounters.
The game is an experiment in collectively reimagining commonplace views of New York.
By providing an online counterpart to the urban environment, it allows players to share their visions of the city with others. “Crowd surfer”: Enables a user to surf for other Bluetooth devices and get in contact with them, primarily designed for a campus environment. “Pocket rendezvous”: A web server for the Pocket PC that advertises itself to other Pocket PCs in the neighbourhood wirelessly using ad-hoc Wi Fi networks and Rendezvous. “Meetingpoint”: contact/messaging application using Bluetooth wireless technology.
She posts a question in the Wireless Local Community and in a while she receives a reply from another shopper that one store has "real nice cases on sale." Kate goes to the store and finds a case she really likes.
She then posts a thank you note and a picture of the case she just bought.Her nearest buddy Tom, who she just met a week ago in a nightclub, is about two miles away.She smiles when she remembers how they met each other at a party after exchanging information through Proximity Dating on their phones.When pin wearers come to a central location to view the accreting network, they see a thousand circles on a plasma display panel, each representing a pin. “Fluidtime”: The first of these services is aimed at public transport users in Turin.While on the move, travellers can find dynamic information on mobile screen-based devices while at home or at the office, people can find the same information on physical display units.Of course, Kate would rather have one of her girl friends as a shopping companion.