Mobile Application to Encourage Local Tourism with Context-Aware Computing

  • Carlos A. Silva
  • Renato Toasa
  • Juan Guevara
  • H. David Martinez
  • Javier Vargas
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 721)


The mobile applications and context-aware or assistive technologies have the potential to improve living conditions in society. Nowadays the applications are of great help when the services or features that these offers are based on the context of the user, in the area of tourism many applications only offer to the people information of the place but it does not encourage the user to go to visit it, neither provides help or suggestion of which would be the best place to visit based on the current situation of the user. This work presents an application for Android operating system that uses the user context-aware, obtained through device sensors and the use of public APIs (Application Programming Interface), offering to the users suggestions of places to visit based on their context and encourage the user to visit more places, allowing them to interact quickly with the environment in which they are through the use of their mobile device.


Context-aware Tourism API’s Sensors Android Mobile application 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos A. Silva
    • 1
    • 2
  • Renato Toasa
    • 1
    • 4
  • Juan Guevara
    • 1
    • 5
  • H. David Martinez
    • 3
  • Javier Vargas
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Technology and ManagementPolytechnic Institute of LeiriaLeiriaPortugal
  2. 2.Facultad de Ciencias InformáticasUniversidad Técnica de ManabíPortoviejoEcuador
  3. 3.Universidad de GuayaquilGuayaquilEcuador
  4. 4.Facultad de ingeniería en sistemas electrónica e industrialUniversidad Técnica de AmbatoAmbatoEcuador
  5. 5.Facultad de Ingeniería, Ciencias Físicas y MatemáticasUniversidad Central del EcuadorQuitoEcuador

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