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A SOA-Based Mobile Guide to Augment Tourists' Experiences with User-Generated Content and Third-Party Services

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4 Author(s)
Paganelli, F. ; Nat. Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommun., Florence ; Parlanti, D. ; Francini, N. ; Giuli, D.

Several mobile guides exist providing tourists with location-based content delivery. This paper presents a novel mobile application, named InfoTour, aiming at enriching touristspsila experiences by supporting social interactions among tourists and by enabling seamless interaction with third-party service and data providers. The proposed system is based on service oriented architecture principles, and we describe here the main issues related to the system prototype design and development.

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Internet and Web Applications and Services, 2009. ICIW '09. Fourth International Conference on

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24-28 May 2009