Geo-locked photo sharing on mobile devices

Dhaval Vyas, Edwin Keijl, Hendrikus J.A. op den Akker, Antinus Nijholt, Gerrit C. van der Veer

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    We introduce the idea of geo-locking through a mobile phone based photo sharing application called Picalilly. Using its geo-locking feature, Picalilly allows its users to manually define geographical boundaries for sharing photos – limiting sharing within user-defined boundaries as well as facilitating open sharing between strangers within such boundaries. To explore the potential of geo-locking, we carried out a small scale field trial of Picalilly involving two groups of students, who were part of a two-week long introduction program at a university. Our preliminary results show that Picalilly facilitated 1) sharing of ‘places’ and 2) localized explorations.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationCHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13).
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-1952-2
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2013

    Publication series



    • EWI-23298
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors
    • IR-86104
    • Location-based Services (LBS)
    • METIS-297620
    • Mobile photo sharing

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    Vyas, D., Keijl, E., op den Akker, H. J. A., Nijholt, A., & van der Veer, G. C. (2013). Geo-locked photo sharing on mobile devices. In CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13). (pp. 1407-1412). New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).