Flexible development of location-based mobile augmented reality applications with AREA

Schickler, Marc and Reichert, Manfred and Geiger, Philip and Winkler, Jens and Funk, Thomas and Weilbach, Micha and Pryss, Rüdiger (2020) Flexible development of location-based mobile augmented reality applications with AREA. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing .

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Mobile applications have garnered a lot of attention in the last years. The computational capabilities of mobile devices are the mainstay to develop completely new application types. The provision of augmented reality experiences on mobile devices paves one alley in this feld. For example, in the automotive domain, augmented reality applications are used to experience, inter alia, the interior of a car by moving a mobile device around. The device’s camera then detects interior parts and shows additional information to the customer within the camera view. Another application type that is increasingly utilized is related to the combination of serious games with mobile augmented reality functions. Although the latter combination is promising for many scenarios, technically, it is a complex endeavor. In the AREA (Augmented Reality Engine Application) project, a kernel was implemented that enables location-based mobile augmented reality applications. Importantly, this kernel provides a fexible architecture that fosters the development of individual location-based mobile augmented reality applications. The work at hand shows the fexibility of AREA based on a developed serious game. Furthermore, the algorithm framework and major features of it are presented. As the conclusion of this paper, it is shown that mobile augmented reality applications require high development eforts. Therefore, fexible frameworks like AREA are crucial to develop respective applications in a reasonable time.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: DBIS Research > Publications
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science > Institute of Databases and Informations Systems > DBIS Research and Teaching > DBIS Research > Publications
Depositing User: Herr Marc Schickler
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2020 12:26
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2020 17:50
URI: http://dbis.eprints.uni-ulm.de/id/eprint/1903

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