Implementing touchme paradigm with a mobile phone
In earlier papers, the concept of Physical Browsing has been suggested as a natural way to improve the usability of mobile devices and to enable interaction with digital services associated with real world objects in the environment. Since mobile phones are very widely used, it offers a good platform for pervasive applications. In this paper, we realize the Physical Browsing concept using an RFID-reader. With the reader attached to the mobile phone, we invoke digital services embedded in the environment. The implementation of the software needed for ubiquitous use of physical browsing is presented and the feasibility is demonstrated with four concrete examples.