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Augmented Reality Mobile Tourism Application

The growing use of smartphones has revolutionized the way people live, fostering the use of mobile application in the most diverse situations. These applications take advantage of the mobile device’s capabilities to provide the user with useful and contextualized information, being equipped with increasingly intuitive interfaces, and offering richer contents in an attractive manner. Augmented reality emerges as one of the technologies that can be used in these applications, allowing for an improvement in user experience. This paper describes a tourism-oriented mobile application, in this case to be used in a botanic garden, which uses current mobile device’s capabilities in order to provide the visitor with several ways to obtain the desired information. The results obtained from this application are shown, including images of the implemented features, and highlighting the results related to the use of augmented reality.

Author(s):

Flávio Pereira    
UC-DEI / Ubiwhere
Portugal

Daniel Castro Silva    
FEUP-DEI / LIACC
Portugal

Pedro Henriques Abreu    
UC-DEI / CISUC
Portugal

António Pinho    
Ubiwhere
Portugal

 

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