Prototype of a web framework for the definition and modification of a personalized visit in the city of Florence accessible through different devices. In particular the system exploits a wall mounted touchscreen in a visitor center for the early definition of a city visit plan transferrable on a mobile phone. Once the route plan is transferred, the mobile application allows updates and changes of the plan as well as to access geolocalized information of each Point Of Interest during the visit in the city. An application server platform and a network infrastructure permits to record user activities as well as search and retrieve personalized data.
The prototype system is currently under test at the Media Integration and Communication Center of the University of Florence and is developed in a joint project between the University of Florence and the Municipality of Florence. It will be part of the newly started project Social Museum and Smart Tourism that has been funded under the Cluster program of MIUR. It is expected to be in operation by January 1st 2014.