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New Trends on Ubiquitous Mobile Multimedia Applications

Rodrigues, J. R. ; Oliveira, M. O. ; Vaidya, B.

Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Vol. 2010, Nº N/A, pp. 1 - 11, September, 2010.

ISSN (print): 1687-1499
ISSN (online): 1687-1472

Scimago Journal Ranking: 0,53 (in 2010)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2010/689517

Mobile devices present the opportunity to enhance our fast-growing and globally connected society, improving user-experience through novel approaches for information dissemination through mobile communication. The research community is developing new technologies, services, and applications to enable ubiquitous environments based on mobile technology. This paper tackles several important challenges such as communication cost and device limitations for development of ubiquitous multimedia applications. And we propose a system for news delivery using a set of wireless multimedia applications. For this purpose, we have performed a case study with Apple iPhone’s platform, featuring two multimedia application contexts, namely, Web and native applications. The multimedia mobile applications draw on iPhone’s assets, enabling context-awareness to distribute news, improving communication efficiency and setting-up viewing optimizations, thus enhancing user-experience. The proposed system is evaluated and validated through a series of real-life experiments on real devices, with online full availability. Moreover, due to the Web application availability, the system is not restrained to Apple’s iPhone platform, but can also benefit users with other devices.