Innovative app on show at Fieldays

12 June 2014


Innovation at the Fieldays: The University of Waikato has designed a digital app to provide mobile, location-based information at events.

An innovative digital app designed to provide mobile, location-based information at events is one of many University of Waikato innovations on show at Fieldays this year.

The app, designed by Dr Annika Hinze and Associate Professor David Bainbridge from the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, is being used in the Innovation section at Fieldays and allows users to learn more about featured displays.

The app runs on small tablets and provides key information about the Innovation displays using and uses a location-based system which also provides text, images and videos.

The location information can be accessed via augmented reality or interactive maps, which can be connected through GPS satellites, bluetooth beacons or simple QR codes.

Dr Hinze says the app is adaptable to other event-based situations or location-aware information and can also include audio content and run on mobile phones. It will also be able to switch to a photo-viewer, providing 360 degree immersion into featured content. Even location-based note-taking and personalisation can be supported.

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