Story Telling In Space and Time An Android Application for Ghost Tour in Edinburgh using Smart Phones
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The increasing usage of geographical information sharing on smart phones has prompted the development of an Android project for storytelling. Compared with traditional software, mobile applications have played a larger role in information sharing with LBS (Location Based Services), especially in terms of tourism guides. This paper uses the Ghost Tour in Edinburgh as a city story sample. It will be narrated that utilizes GIS, express time order and path via the Geofencing API belonging to Google. Location data and story content are stored into the database, waiting to be triggered at a proper time, with the technical support by Google Genfence API. This application also guides the path of the storytelling by voice prompts. At the same time, users are able to take control of the storytelling via voice commands, and the voice recognition system has been provided by Google. Google Maps has been loaded as the background of the app to provide added guidance. Programming like Java and platform like Eclipse will be used to this topic. Results have been evaluated, supported by a questionnaire and the grading analysis to discover problems and resolve them. The analysis results illustrate that the smart phone triggered the storytelling fluently by tracking the location of tourists.