Date Added: Jun 2011
As mobile phones increasingly become general-purpose devices, phone manufacturers have integrated various sensors into them. For example, even low-end phones now include cameras, and mid-range phones often include GPS capability for use with popular mapping applications. Accelerometers and magnetometers provide a level of immersion and integration between the virtual and physical worlds that enable next-generation augmented-reality applications, such as Wikitude, Star Walk, Dish Pointer, Work Snug, and Car Finder. The "Categories of Mobile Sensing Applications" sidebar defines a proposed classification for mobile sensing applications.