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How cool would it be to have an online platform that allows you to store information in the “Air”. Well, this idea is being developed into an innovative app for mobile users. Say hello to the AT&T Air Graffiti App!
AT&T is currently developing a way to merge social media with the real world that would allow users to get reviews, download images, and other information from an exact location.
The “Air Graffiti” project is a technology that would allow users to place videos, photos and songs “in the air” at a physical location. Basically, if you went to a restaurant or vacation destination, and wanted to share your thoughts, you could write a review or share a photo at that specific location and digitally place it “in the air” for others to see.
According to AT&T:
Air Graffiti™ creates a pervasive LBS platform based on geographic coordinates, allowing mobile users to combine online and offline interactions and giving them the ability to “tag” buildings, street corners or potentially the entire world. This technology allows users to become part of the history at that particular location.
Pretty cool, huh?
The idea was born from a concept called: Real World Social Networking, which is one application used to innovate the Location-based Service (LBS) platform.
There have been some who find more issues with LBS platform but AT&T differs.
According to AT&T:
Other potential applications include:
- Educational applications. Tourists could take an architectural tour around a city, with a virtual architect tour guide who narrates a building’s history at each stop.
- Augmented Reality gaming. Gamers could play “capture the flag” on the streets of New York.
- Social network recommendations engine. Hungry mobile users could find reviews for a new restaurant “tagged” on its front door — or suggestions for a better option nearby.
Sounds good to me.
How do you feel about the sharing information “In The Air”?
For more information on the AT&T Air Graffiti by clicking here.
By Rashid Umar