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The whole world in the palm of your hand… Daniel A. Smith Alisdair Owens Alistair Russell Max Wilson Daniel A. Smith Alisdair Owens Alistair Russell Max Wilson
The Problem Imagine arriving in London without knowledge of the area, and simply attempting to understand a little about the area around you You might start with GPS to find your location
The Problem Map services aid you in finding your location.
The Problem Directory Services help you find (for example) a local coffee shop.
The Problem How do you work out if you will like the coffee shop? Contact a more knowledgeable friend? What if they aren’t around?
The Problem A simple task like finding a coffee shop I will like takes a long time, and requires many services Many services are not designed for mobile use I want a location-aware system that informs me about my local environment using lightweight interactions
Dissolving Physical Boundaries Key features: Innovative multicontext interface (mspace) GPS map integration with current location Web Service search
Key features: Web Services providing information about your surrounding area and things about your surrounding area Key features: Web Services providing information about your surrounding area and things about your surrounding area
Key features: Web Service integration of info services Ordering tickets on-line and on-device Open integration with third- parties Dissolving Technological Boundaries
Dissolving Temporal Boundaries Have I been here before? Where will I go later How do people with similar views to mine rate these places? Should I have been here before?
Dissolving Boundaries Between People Key feature: Web Services for Buddy Ratings Innovation: Lightweight interactions with buddies that get stored and reused [picture of ratings in ui]
Mspace mobile: dissolving boundaries Boundaries - physically - can’t see or don’t know Intellectually - aren’t experts in everything Temporal - where was I? where might I go? Personally - communication, sharing. Technologies - different web sites, gps,…. Picture of pda
Motivation: To Dissolve Boundaries As globalisation increases, knowledge of our environments decreases On the Internet, we have tools to help the uninformed explore information mSpace mobile was created to simplify the uninformed exploration of the real world
Motivation: to dissolve boundaries We already had the mSpace framework release that let us explore complex information: We added location sensitivity and mobility
Challenges UI challenges Limitations in.NET Compact Framework 1.0 Using GapiDraw, and a rewrite of controls library.NET Compact Framework 2.0 may solve this [Animation Pre-hack] [Animation Post-hack]
Challenges.NET Compact Framework 1.0 does not support sessions between mobile devices Query formation: Data access to 3Store using a minimal number of queries to facilitate performance
Generalisability mSpace mobile is based upon ideas found in the existing mSpace framework The web services are designed to be reused for a wide variety of purposes Many different applications can be created that use them in different ways Data within the web services does not have to be changed to facilitate this
Generalisability Data can be sourced from any RDF collection, such as: Internet Movie Database
Generalisability Data can be sourced from any RDF collection, such as: Classical Music
Generalisability Data can be sourced from any RDF collection, such as: Places in London [placeholder]
Web Services We created three.NET services using C#. mSpace Query Service Enables links between Knowledge Services. Allows for community trust bases. mSpace Knowledge Service Forms queries and communicates with triple stores. Uses the garnered information to provide content to requesting mSpace Applications. mSpace Buddy Service Stores information about what you or your buddies like and dislike.
Innovative Technologies Displaying information on small screens Innovative use of compact framework [Animated gif of the interface]
Innovative Technologies: GPS Location-awareness for mobile devices
Innovative Technologies: Semantic Web Next generation languages for the Web to encode ‘meaning’ that machines can decipher
Web-Scale Data Reuse of Wikis, Open Source Data, Blogs, Creative Commons
Architecture Web Services: MK, MQ and Buddy Service
what's innovative? the interface. Light weight recommendation sharing, yes. Easy visualization of whether or not you have been somewhere and what you thought of it. Multiple views (concert time, historical info about site; other info about what's on display etc) on a single thing via the mspace. Mobile device on the go. Just notes
Future Development Route Finding Integrate buddy service with MSN Messenger Multiple item selections within columns Improved multiple knowledge base linking
Future Development Integration with other services Urban Tapestries FilmTrust
Business Strategies Sponsored in-list and on-map venue advertising Sponsored preview cues Sponsored information box entries Consultancy services Data Gathering Knowledge Services Set-up Event services
Questions? Dissolving Boundaries Physically Intellectually Temporal Personally Technologies Thank you - Microsoft - Especially to Andy Sterland for his support