Multimedia Systems

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 215–230 | Cite as

Mixed reality web service platform

  • Petri Selonen
  • Petros BelimpasakisEmail author
  • Yu You
  • Timo Pylvänäinen
  • Severi Uusitalo
Regular Paper


This paper presents a RESTful Web service platform for applications for both Web browsers and mobile clients. Having a common service backend makes creating applications fast, simple, and open to third parties. The paper presents two mixed reality applications that have been built on the platform. It summarizes requirements for a mixed reality platform and defines a mixed reality domain model that the platform and applications share. In addition, it describes how the clients can use the REST interface to perform operations on user-generated content, as well as access real-life commercial geo-content such as street-view panoramas and building models.


Mixed reality Web services REST 



The authors would like to thank the Mixed Reality Solutions program at Nokia Research Center, and in particular people that were involved in the design and implementation of the City Scene and Image Space clients on top of our MRSWS APIs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petri Selonen
    • 1
  • Petros Belimpasakis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yu You
    • 1
  • Timo Pylvänäinen
    • 1
  • Severi Uusitalo
    • 1
  1. 1.Tampere LaboratoryNokia Research CenterTampereFinland

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