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.
|Conference||2013 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2013|
|Period||1/04/13 → …|
- HMI-HF: Human Factors
- Location-based Services (LBS)
- Mobile photo sharing