Roadie: Mobile Semantic Tourism Routes

Roadie: Mobile Semantic Tourism Routes

Roadie is a mobile-based application with two main goals: 1) to provide accurate recommendations of city itineraries enriched with thematic suggestions based on user profiling, 2) to let the user manually create and edit his/her personalised tours through the city.

Roadie has been developed in Java as a native mobile application using the Android SDK. The backend is written in PHP. All the data are stored in a MySQL database. The system is composed by four core modules which are respectively in charge of: 1) grabbing POIs, venues and events, 2) categorising data in realtime, 3) profiling users, 4) recommending routes.

A demo of Roadie application will be presented at the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2015), June 29 – July 3, 2015 in Torino, Italy.

Roadie started as a project developed by the students Andrea Barillari and Roberto Medico as final work for the Bachelor of Art at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Florence under the supervision of prof. Alberto Del Bimbo, and his assistants Andrea Ferracani and Daniele Pezzatini.

The work was born from an idea by Andrea Ferracani and Daniele Pezzatini, researchers at MICC and prof. Alberto Del Bimbo collaborators.

Hero for Florence

Hero for Florence

Hero for Florence Mobile App

Hero for Florence is an Android app created to promote the exhibition of Hero, a sculpture by the Italian architect and designer Antonio Pio Saracino that will be installed at the Galleria dell’Accademia in Firenze from 4 May to 20 September 2015 during the Expo Milano 2015. Hero is inspired to Michelangelo’s David as a symbol of Italian excellence.

The public sculpture of the architect and designer Antonio Pio Saracino Hero was installed in its first version in Three Bryant Park, New York, in 2013 as a gift of the Italian government and Eni to be a symbol of friendship between Italy and the United States.

The app has been developed at the Media Integration and Communication Center of the University of Florence by Riccardo del Chiaro and Franco Yang under the supervision of Alberto Del Bimbo and Andrea Ferracani (MICC), Anna Santucci and Matteo Innocenti (PMG Italia) and Angelo Tartuferi (Director of the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence).

FlorenceRoutes: personalizing tourist itineraries through Florence

FlorenceRoutes: personalizing tourist itineraries through Florence

FlorenceRoutes Mobile Application

FlorenceRoutes is a mobile web application for the dynamic personalized creation of visiting itineraries between set of Point Of Interests (POIs) in the city of Florence, Italy.

The user can log in with Facebook and he is offered the chance to select from a list of Florence POIs, then the application geolocates the user and presents a map with the a customized itinerary based on user preferences. The routes are enriched with suggestions related to user interests extracted analyzing Facebook user profiles. Additional information about resources are available in terms of descriptions, photos, distances, opening and closing timetables et cetera.

FlorenceRoutes has been developed as a mobile web application using jQuery Mobile. The app was ideated and designed ​​by Andrea Ferracani and Daniele Pezzatini and was developed by the students Giovanni Cavallaro and Marco Occhini for the course in Multimedia Design and Production of Prof. Alberto Del Bimbo at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Florence.