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BeaconPass: A Location Based APP Game for Traveler

  • Tsung-Yuan Ho
  • Chien-Hsu ChenEmail author
  • Sheng-Fen Chien
  • Yi-Hsuan Chen
  • Su-Yu Liu
  • Juan Sebastian Bayona
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9175)

Abstract

BeaconPass is a smartphone/tablet application inspired by shared problems among travelers. Following our previews research; lack of internet access, GPS inaccuracy, battery life and insufficient site-specific information, reflect on travelers getting lost and missing on their touring expectations. Thus it was decided that the application’s goal is to narrow the gap between previously planned activities and the exploration of a city. Beacon technology was selected as the means, from which the application would develop, to ease the exploration of a city. Given the potential that beacon technology holds for showcasing a wide offer of visiting alternatives, on a site-specific basis, the application has been packaged into a game that seeks to encourage the traveler to meet unplanned locations. Graphically, the game uses a “pirate’s journey” metaphor that allows the user to level up while engaging in an open exploration of the city.

Keywords

Ibeacon Location based game APP Traveler Service design Mobile application 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsung-Yuan Ho
    • 1
  • Chien-Hsu Chen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sheng-Fen Chien
    • 2
  • Yi-Hsuan Chen
    • 1
  • Su-Yu Liu
    • 1
  • Juan Sebastian Bayona
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial DesignNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan
  2. 2.Institute of Creative Industry DesignNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan

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