File /Humanist.vol22.txt, message 242


Date:         Tue, 7 Oct 2008 05:02:11 +0100
From: Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty-AT-MCCARTY.ORG.UK>
Subject: 22.251 invitation to the iPhone Project
To: humanist-AT-Princeton.EDU


               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 251.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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                     Submit to: humanist-AT-princeton.edu



         Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2008 04:56:35 +0100
         From: Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty-AT-mccarty.org.uk>
         Subject: Feel free to contribute your requirements to iPhone 
Project!

I mentioned, in passing, in a recent Humanist posting that I was
currently developing an iPhone application which would allow users to
locate, navigate to, and obtain information about historical sites in
your current (GPS specified) area. Furthermore, I alluded that it would
be possible to deliver tours, and additional (perhaps on a pay basis)
information about the site once you managed to get there!

I've had quiet a few emails of support and interest - each person was
interested in doing something similar for their own project. I have
decided to halt progress temporarily and see what kind of requirements
others may have!

So, in the interest of removing duplication I am inviting anyone
interested in this kind of application to contact me with their usage
requirements, or their ideal application. I now have the assistance of
an excellent student who will work with me on a generic interface that
can be used to implement specific solutions "with ease". In general, we
hope to build an interface and some middleware that can be used to
interoperate with existing online applications.

I'm plan on distributing the application source (and middleware) using a
creative commons license (if used for non commercial purposes) so
interested people can take the source and use it for their own projects.

Please email me your suggestions, wish lists, projects, etc. and we'll
keep you informed of progress. As soon as we have a demo for you to
download we'll let you know. I'm estimating a completed project in April
2009.

Thank you, John.


Dr. John G. Keating
Associate Director
An Foras Feasa: The Institute for Research in Irish Historical and
Cultural Traditions
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Maynooth, Co. Kildare, IRELAND

Email:	john.keating-AT-nuim.ie
Tel: 		+353 1 708 3854
FAX:	+353 1 708 4797

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