GeoVid iPhone and iPad Apps
This page describes technical details of our GeoVid georeferenced video application running on iOS-based mobile phones and tablets. The app is available from the iTunes App Store here.
The purpose of this iPhone and iPad application is to provide easy video recording annotated with location meta-data and to allow uploading of this information to our georeferenced video search services.
- Record geo-referenced videos with DVD-quality (720 x 480) video resolution.
- Upload recorded videos to our search server http://geovid.org, where users can submit geo-referenced queries (such as range or directional queries) and display videos via a web interface.
1.9.1: The latest version for MDA experiments.
1.6: many bug fixes, live uploading, etc. Records all sensor values (accelerometer, magnetic field, computed compass, light level, GPS signals, and WiFi fingerprints).
INSTALLATION and USER GUIDE
Currently, we do not implement any authentication mechanism as to whether contents are uploaded by a valid user. For user identification, we plan to use the "OpenID" approach, using a social media account such as Twitter or Facebook. For full user privacy protection, we will use "OAuth", where our application does not store any privacy-sensitive information such as a user's password.
We are also working on support for a real-time, low-bandwidth uploading service, where a user can upload meta-data instantly during video recording while submitting the actual video content later.
We may provide some of the format specifications and APIs at a later point in time, if there is community interest for this.
The GeoVid iOS app is maintained by Min Htoon. If you have questions, feedback, or suggestions, please drop me an email (see the Contact Us page).