A Survey on Tools for End User Authoring of Mobile Applications for Cultural Heritage

[c200] Fidas, C., Sintoris, C., Yiannoutsou, N., Avouris, N. (2015), A Survey on Tools for End User Authoring of Mobile Applications for Cultural Heritage, Proc. 6th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications (IISA), Workshop on on Mobile Hypermedia Applications for Culture, Corfu, July 2015.


Effective and efficient approaches are required in order to develop and maintain cultural heritage applications and services that meet user requirements and expectations. This is particularly relevant to cultural heritage mobile applications which support diverse usage scenarios among a variety of stakeholders and diverse contexts of use. In this context, a promising approach is to engage non-technical cultural heritage experts in using end user authoring tools for creating mobile applications for cultural heritage. To this end, a plethora of such end user authoring tools has been proposed. In this paper, we provide a survey of such tools by emphasizing on approaches which allow end users to assign geo-location tags to multimedia information of cultural heritage. The purpose of this review paper is to categorize some of these approaches and to conclude with promising directions for future research in this area.


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