SCVNGR is a game all about going places, doing challenges and earning points. The game is played from a custom app on iPhone and Android as well as via SMS. It is not a text message scavenger hunt. Instead of riddles to guide you to a place, SCVNGR concentrates on completing challenges at a particular location. ·
The AWS SDK for Android provides a library, code samples, and documentation for developers to build connected mobile applications using Amazon Web Services. Example applications developers can build with the AWS SDK for Android include:
A media application that uploads photos, videos, and more to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) for world-wide distribution through Amazon CloudFront.
A social game that shares moves, high scores, and other data between devices using Amazon SimpleDB.
A messaging client that broadcasts messages between devices using Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) and Amazon Simple Notifications Service (Amazon SNS), without requiring any additional server infrastructure. ·
Locast is an innovative platform for sharing and discovering location-based user-generated videos and production quality multimedia content provided by RAI TV. It consists of a combination of mobile and wearable computing elements supported by a distributed Web application. Content gathered from RAI TV’s historical archives and user-generated media are linked to physical locations in Venice in order to be accessible to all those visiting the space.
The project focuses on the uniqueness of the Italian cities’ heritage superimposing a layer that corresponds to the shared media-based memory of the recent Italian past: the RAI Archives. By taking advantage of the interactivity provided by new media, RAI offers a powerful feedback channel to users, which allows users to generate their own media, create their own stories and, finally, to participate in the media production process.
Locast offers to users the tools to build personalized itineraries, download the content in proximity of Points of Interests and watch them on their handsets in order to improve the overall tourist experience. Users can also perform a number of other actions such as contribute with new videos to Locast repository, follow recommended media itineraries, modify them and share experiences with their social network.
Locast explores location-based narrowcasting potential and actively engages the users to participate in the media production/consumption process together with a historical institution such as RAI TV. It shifts the innovation from the wide-spread concept of Web2.0 to the promising scenario of Space2.0 that keeps the physical and social qualities of the Italian cities and augment them with the potential offered by pervasive computing. ·